The board of Directors of Dyslexia Alliance
Esther Romero, President, holds a degree in Liberal Studies. She is also a dyslexia consultant, a Barton Reading and Spelling tutor, Irlen screener, speaker, and LiPS tutor who began helping other dyslexic families after her own son was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade. Esther heads up our outreach efforts, regularly offering presentations on dyslexia to the Sacramento community.
“Dyslexia Alliance is an important organization because parents need someone to talk to for support. I don’t want other parents to suffer the anger and confusion I have experienced.”
Colleen Clark, Vice President, holds a masters’s degree in social work. She has worked on behalf of children and families for the past twenty years, primarily in the public sector. Colleen is a proud parent to her teenage son whose dyslexia was not identified until he was in the sixth grade. Shortly thereafter, she became involved with Dyslexia Alliance as a recipient of their services and volunteer. Colleen is committed to contributing to the pursuit of ensuring all individuals and families have equitable access to early identification, attainable resources, and opportunities towards strengthening of individual and family empowerment of dyslexia, beginning in our local communities.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”- Margaret Mead
Marci Peterson, Treasurer, holds a master's degree in education from Regent University. She has been in education for 14 years serving in a variety of literacy roles, including three years as a resource coordinator for a private school. Marci has spent the last 24 years living all over the United States and in three additional countries. In that time, she served on six boards of directors for nonprofit organizations and gained a global view of education. Currently, she has her own practice in dyslexia tutoring and educational consulting in Roseville. Marci oversees our professional networking efforts at Dyslexia Alliance.
“I believe every person has the desire to read. My heart’s desire is to see more kids have access to effective instruction and tutoring and to give parents a place to turn for answers and support.”