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. 

Sonia Walters


Sonia Walters has been a parent advocate for over 5 years and is thrilled to join Dyslexia Advocates. After her child was diagnosed with dyslexia, Sonia realized she has dyslexia too. Sonia worked previously as a Landscape Architect and maintains her licensure in the State of California, in case she needs to escape to a warmer climate. She currently spends her time advocating for those affected by dyslexia and improving the literacy programs for all readers in her local district. Finally, Sonia volunteers as a Master gardener - so feel free to ask her your garden questions!

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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