Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

The IDA Iowa leadership and board member participation is on a volunteer basis. If you’re interested in servicing as either a board member or part of our leadership team, please e-mail us for more information.

Tammy Wilgenbush

Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor

Tammy Wilgenbusch graduated with her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2002 and is a licensed psychologist in Iowa as well as a National Health Service Provider in Psychology. She has worked as a pediatric psychologist at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital since 2005 specializing in diagnostic assessment of attention and learning disorders as well as neuropsychological assessment of children with various medical conditions that affect cognitive skills. In 2016 she was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor to the Carver College of Medicine and currently has teaching and clinical responsibilities.  Dr. Wilgenbusch has experience with many different learning disorders, but has developed a special interest in dyslexia over the years and has a desire to become more active in the dyslexia community.

Janice Rosaurer
Vice President

Janice has taught in the Bosco Catholic School system for 38 years. She has been trained in Orton-Gillingham and Slingerland and also has been trained by Sue Barton to screen for dyslexia. The position she holds now is Reading Resource/Skills teacher for K-8, and At-Risk 9-12. She has been instrumental in scheduling training so all the primary teachers at the BCSS could be trained in Slingerland. Janice’s journey in the world of dyslexia began when her oldest daughter was diagnosed in her freshman year of college over 10 years ag0.



Amy Landrigan


Lynn O’Brien, M.Ed., MA/CF-SLP
Board Member 

Lynn is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Floyd County Medical Center, specializing in dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. Lynn obtained her Masters in Education from Wheaton College, in 2003. She enjoyed serving as a classroom teacher for 5 years. Around that time, Lynn found herself frustrated to admit that her teacher training had not equipped her to help her struggling son learn how to read. He was later diagnosed with dyslexia. She immediately sought additional education in the Orton-Gillingham methodology through the Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota. In 2011, she began to serve as an Academic Language Therapist for children diagnosed with dyslexia (as well as her own children). She further expanded her training in a second OG modality, becoming a certified Barton Reading and Spelling tutor. At Northwest Dyslexia Center in Oregon, she served as a reading, spelling, writing, and math instructor utilizing evidence-based curriculum for helping those with dyslexia learn most effectively. In 2017, she started her own business, Achievement Language Services, conducting Educational assessments and providing individually tailored evidence-based therapy for struggling learners. In 2020, her experience and life-long passion for accessible learning for every student, led her to return for a second Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, from the University of Northern Iowa. She finds it incredibly motivating to help bright children, who continue to struggle due to language-based learning barriers, find a path to educational success and realize just how bright their future can be!


Angela Short
Board Member

Angie Short grew up in Independence, Iowa and currently resides in Raymond, Iowa.  She is married to her husband Jeff and they have three children together. Angie completed her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education degree and also has her Reading Endorsement.  

Angie became an advocate for dyslexia when her oldest child was diagnosed in 2020.  He was tested at Apples of Gold in Pella.  She has become an advocate for her children and other children who she has been working with during her long-term sub position.  Angie has also received training in the Wilson reading program and has used it with her own children. She has a love of teaching reading and loves to learn about Dyslexia and the Science of Reading.

Lindsay Seydel
Board Member

Lindsay Seydel has been educating herself and others about dyslexia since 2014 when her eldest son was diagnosed. Since that time, Lindsay has been a fierce advocate for her son and for all students who struggle to become proficient readers. She just recently became the Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Iowa Reading Research Center. Prior to this move, she was the PK-6 Literacy Instructional Coach in the West Branch Community School District and was also a classroom teacher for six years. In pursuit of always learning and growing as an educator and an advocate, Lindsay earned her master’s degree in reading science from Mount St. Joseph University, where she was trained in Orton Gillingham. 

Emily Diehm

Board Member

Chrys Hulton

Board Member

Bambi Boggs

Board Member

Amy Wyatt

Board Member

Allison Grandfield

Board Member

Ramona Parrish

Board Member

Board Meetings are held quarterly via Zoom.  All Iowa Branch members are welcome to attend. 

Annual meetings are held in October via Zoom. 

Executive meetings are held monthly.


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