Dyslexia Advocates

Dyslexia resources and support for individuals, families, and communities

About Us

How We're Helping


We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides individuals, families, schools, and communities with a roadmap to navigating life with dyslexia. We offer dyslexia screenings/assessments, advocacy, and community education. 

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for support to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to  contribute. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Our Staff and Board Members

Tamara Tinkham, Executive Director


Dr. Tamara Tinkham, Psy.D. is our Executive Director and licensed psychologist. She offers dyslexia screenings and mid-level assessments for struggling readers who may have dyslexia. Dr. Tinkham has a long history of working with families, especially parents, to find effective interventions, accommodations, and resources - whether through schools or outside organizations. Dyslexia Advocates would not exist without Dr. Tinkham.

Jill Fischer, Board Chair


Jill Fischer has a great mind and passion for the issues of dyslexia and dyslexia support. Anyone would be lucky to have her advocating for their child. Jill is also instrumental in shaping our marketing and community outreach efforts.  

Meara White, Board Treasurer


 Meara White has long been an advocate for her children and others' in the Stillwater School District. She brings a wealth of knowledge about Orton-Gillingham tutoring, dyslexia, and mental health to our nonprofit. And she is just super nice. 

Gudrun Willett, Board Secretary


Gudrun Willett, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist with experience researching teaching and learning. She has long been interested in studying - and finding solutions to - inequality (social/racial/economic/disability) in our education system and society overall. She stays young by reading cheesy YA literature.

Darcy Rodriguez, Board Vice-Chair


Darcy Rodriguez has a Masters in Education and holds a MN teachers license in Family Education. Outside of Dyslexia Advocates, she is the Early Childhood Education Coordinator for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Darcy is bilingual in Spanish and English and is able to make people smile in both languages.  

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If you are interested in joining us as a Nonprofit Board Member, Advisory Board Member, or Volunteer, please reach out!  info@dyslexiaadvocates.org.

Advisory Board

Tara Cassidy, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Tara Cassidy is a Speech-Language Pathologist
and Board Certified Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders.  She helps us with assessments and screenings, and provides expert advice on supporting students with dyslexia. 

Check out her own services at:  www.gestaltlanguage.com