Diana Correa-Cintron, attorney, educator and Latino rights activist, has a distinguished career in public interest law, development, fundraising, external relations and coaching/counseling. Ms. Correa-Cintron served as Assistant Director for the Center for Public Interest Law at Columbia University School of Law, where she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. Currently, Ms. Correa-Cintron runs her own consulting firm Yellow Brick Road Group, Inc. working with institutions such as the Bronx Children’s Museum. She is the proud mother of two sons with dyslexia.
Christina Giammalva, is a distinguished educator, child advocate, and founder of the Columbia-Harlem Tutorial Program, which provides students with one-on-one tutoring at Columbia Law School. Ms. Giammalva also established a highly successful, alternative public school in central Harlem, where the reading comprehension curriculum, ReadWorks, was first developed. Ms. Giammalva recently completed her master’s degree as a reading specialist at Columbia University.
Robert J. Landy, Ph.D., Super d! Show Content Consultant, is the Director of NYU’s Drama Therapy Program, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) and Board Certified Trainer (BCT). A pioneer in the profession of Drama Therapy, he lectures and trains professionals internationally. As a drama therapist, Landy has more than 35 years of clinical experience, having treated children and adults with a wide range of psychiatric, cognitive and adjustment challenges.
Deborah Lynam is currently the Director of Partnerships and Engagement at the AIM Institute for Learning & Research and a well-regarded parent advocate and frequent speaker on dyslexia nationwide. She is an active participant in the growing network of statewide parent-led grassroots movements called Decoding Dyslexia. She is a former Family Resource Specialist for the NJ Parent Training and Information Center, SPAN, as well as a volunteer tutor for the Reading Assist Institute. Deborah was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013 by the NJ Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Two of her three children are dyslexic.
Melissa Orkin, Ph.D., Super D! Show Content Consultant, is Director of Educational and Clinical Services at Tufts University Center for Reading & Language Research. Melissa’s research focuses on how emotions affect learning. More specifically, she is investigating the ways in which the beliefs and goals of children with reading disabilities relate to their ability to handle academic challenges.
Lyn Pollard is a writer, parent advocate and mom to two kids with learning and attention issues. She is part of the Strategic Partnership team at Understood.org where she connects community partners and parents to Understood.org and other resources that empower families and kids. As a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia Texas, Lyn works to raise awareness and improve school-based services for kids who learn differently in her home state and beyond.
John Canemaker has won an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Peabody Award for his animation and is an internationally-renowned animation historian and teacher. He has collaborated with Peggy Stern on numerous projects, and is a noted author of nine books on animation, as well as numerous essays and articles for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Canemaker has taught at several colleges and universities, including a guest residency at Yale, but he is most closely associated with New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Miriam Lewis Racchah is Executive Director at Bronx Charter School for the Arts. Previously, Ms. Racchah was Director of Business Affairs and Development for Harlem Day Charter School, and she founded the Girls Preparatory Charter School and Public Prep, which now manages a number of schools.
Marcus Soutra, is Co-Founder and President of Eye to Eye, the only national LD/ADHD movement dedicated to mentoring. Marcus helped to create Eye to Eye's summer program, Camp Vision, and speaks out throughout the country sharing Eye to Eye's vision of a world in which people with LD/ADHD are fully accepted, valued and respected.
Sylvia Stein, Strategic Consultant and New Product Development, was the Founder and President of Consumer Eyes, Inc. and co-Founder of Buzzback.com. She is currently working on projects in healthcare, education, as well as other entrepreneurial ventures.
Heidi R. Steinberg is an entrepreneurial advisor, investor and Wall Street veteran. Heidi has been an active angel investor with Golden Seeds and New York Angels, as well as a liaison between the two angel groups to syndicate deals and partner in supporting entrepreneurs. Heidi is a seasoned Equity Analyst in the Consumer and Specialty Retail Industries, and a former Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst. Her current investments include Localytics and Crimson Hexagon.
Henry Sinclair Sherrill is a longstanding grant maker who has worked extensively in both philanthropy and fundraising to support a variety of charitable missions, and is currently leading up Boon Philanthropy which is dedicated to providing innovative funding and stewardship solutions to support young children and professional learning in literacy. Mr. Sherrill has served on the boards of Partnership for Children, a special philanthropic board for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Good Samaritan, Inc; Sherrill House, and the National Board of International Dyslexia Association.
Mary Anne Wolf, P.hD. is the Director of Tufts University’s Center for Reading and Language Research. She received her doctorate from Harvard University in the Department of Human Development and Psychology in the Graduate School of Education. Her work on neurological developmental dyslexia was the subject of a recent special issue of the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Wolf is a Fullbright Fellow, and was awarded an NICHD Shannon Award for Innovative Research and several multi-year NICHD grants to investigate new approaches to reading intervention.
Ian Myers currently works for the corporate advisory division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, investing in venture opportunities across North American and Europe. He has grappled with learning differences his entire life and views Dyslexiaville as a way to help children struggling with similar experiences. Ian Myers is a graduate of Stanford University, holding M.A. in East Asian Policy, and a B.A. in Literature from Bard College.