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Dyslexia Advocates

Dyslexia resources and support for individuals, families, and communities

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a nonprofit organization focused on helping individuals with dyslexia navigate school and life through educational advocacy and community support. 

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, Director of Assessment and Advocacy

Dr. Tamara Tinkham, Psy.D. is our licensed psychologist. She has extensive training and expertise in assessment and will help us offer dyslexia screenings and mid-level assessments for struggling readers who may have dyslexia. Tamara has a long history of working with families, especially parents, to find correct interventions, accommodations, and resources whether through schools or outside organizations. Dyslexia Advocates would not exist without Tamara.

Sara Letourneau, Chair of the Board

Sara Letourneau is our Board Chair. She is passionately and adroitly guiding our organization toward creating tangible, positive changes in the lives of individuals with dyslexia in our communities. Sara is also amazing at bringing disparate people together around an important issue like dyslexia.

Crista Baierl Walsh, Board Member

Crista Baierl Walsh is a professional in nonprofit and business development (Cornerstone Strategic Solutions). We are so lucky she is helping us become sustainable... and is such a fun person to hang around.

Gudrun Willett, Board Member

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.

Meara White, Board Member

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.

Jill Fischer, Board Member

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. 

Darcy Rodriguez, Board Member

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 Public Schools. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and able to make people smile in both languages.

Join Us!

We have plenty of room for more Board Members and Volunteers. 

We Need You!

Email info@dyslexiaadvocates.org for more information.