About the RMB

About The Rocky Mountain Branch

Mission Statement
The Rocky Mountain Branch of the International Dyslexia Association advances the understanding of dyslexia and provides expertise in the science of literacy instruction.

Vision Statement
Our vision is to realize a future where all individuals with dyslexia are empowered to reach their highest potential.

The International Dyslexia Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1949 to continue the pioneering work of Samuel T. Orton, MD, in the study and treatment of dyslexia.

The International Dyslexia Association, Rocky Mountain Branch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia, as well as other related language-based learning differences. Through our seminars, conferences, and workshops, this branch focuses on standards and practices for service providers, in addition to advocacy, family support, referral services, and community resources. Membership dues, private donations, and other development and training efforts fund the Rocky Mountain Branch. IDA receives no government funding.

We serve families, individuals and professionals in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Many of our 350+ members include educators, psychologists, physicians, individuals with dyslexia, and parents who have dealt with learning disability issues. Please join us!

The Rocky Mountain Branch sponsors educational events, trainings and workshops throughout the year designed to provide information about different aspects of dyslexia, language and other literacy challenges. To find out more about what is happening, visit our Events page.

Contact Us

The fastest way to contact us is via email
Email: ida_rmb@yahoo.com
Voicemail: 303-721-9425 or 855-5-IDA-RMB and a volunteer will call you back

2021-2022 IDA-RMB Board of Directors


Lynn Kuhn, President
Diane Mayer, President-Elect
Tammy Curran, Vice President
Kim Decker Penttila, Secretary

Board Members

Rachel Arnold • Sandra Barter • Nancy Blum • Julie Bottom • Lynn Doughman • Holly Haycraft • Cynthia Johnson • Cindy Kanuch • Kristen Kenly • Jay Mayer • Tayo McGuirk • Theresa Parsons • Sally Pistilli • Kari Roden • Selena Roth

Advisory Board

Deb Coultas • Lori McCauley •  Louisa Cook Moats • Richard Olson • Bruce Pennington • Marge Riddle • Barbara Wise

Administrative Director: Yona Leopold Sammartino


We are truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with such wonderful organizations! Together, we will make a difference in the lives of those with dyslexia and other literacy-based learning differences.