Advisory Council

Advisory Council


The IDA Upper Midwest Branch is guided by a dynamic group of experts in the areas of diagnostics, testing, remediation and legal rights.


John Alexander
Head of School, Groves Academy

A.W. Atkinson, M.D.
Bluestem Center for Child & Family Development
Rochester, MN

C. Wilson Anderson, Jr.
Board of Directors, IDA

Winnelle D. Carpenter
Principal, Powerful Learning Concepts

Bette Erickson
Parent Advocate, National Center for Learning Disabilities

Joan Kelly
Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Cindee McCarthy
General Mills

Jean Osman
Co-founder, The Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota

Mary Platt
Instructor, O-G of Minnesota
Adjunct faculty member, Hamline University

Marcy Pohlman
CPA, retired

Arlene Sonday
Author, The Sonday System; speaker & instructor

Chris Stern
Trustee, The June Stern Family Foundation for Children with Dyslexia

Barbara A. Wilson
President, Wilson Language

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