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Research Advisory Board

Our Research Advisory Board is a multi-stakeholder group of researchers, clinicians, educators, parents/guardians and people with dysgraphia. They advise and inform all of our research initiatives including our PCORI-funded Capacity Building project and our Dysgraphia Registry

Dysgraphia Life Research Advisory Board Roster

Rachel A. Adler

Commissioner's Mid-Hudson Valley Regional Representative

New York State Department of Labor

Person with Dysgraphia


Mitch Beres

President of Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia



Megan Bishop, MS

Parent, Educator, Educational Diagnostician, Researcher


Monica de la Torre



Varleisha D. Gibbs PhD, OTD, OTR/L, ASDCS

Vice President, Practice Engagement and Capacity Building

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Jennifer A. Mautone, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor of School Psychology in Psychiatry

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Michael McCloskey, Ph.D.

Professor of Cognitive Science

Johns Hopkins University



Thomas J. Power, PhD

Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Researcher, Psychologist


Brenda Rapp, PhD

Professor of Cognitive Science

Johns Hopkins University


Bonnie D. Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

CEO of Vivido, LLC and Architects For Learning, LLC

Speech-Language Pathologist, Teacher Educator, and Researcher

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