About Us

About Us

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Founded in 2015, NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem. We incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the power of EdTech to construct enrichment curricula and teacher training programs for global distribution.

Our Team

Dean Bragonier

Founder & Executive Dyslexic

Katie Henry

Administrative Director

Rowen Light-Willis

Communications & Marketing Intern

Reese Kelly

IT & LMS Intern

Cristina Bequer

Ambassador (United States)

As a first-generation American, Cristina’s Cuban and Mexican heritage left her with a strong desire to succeed. However, her undiagnosed dyslexia left Cristina discouraged. Today, the former local Miss America titleholder uses her influence to destigmatize neurodiversity.

Oscar Armendariz

Board Member & Ambassador (United States)

Oscar lived in Mexico until his family moved to Washington state when he was 15. With undiagnosed dyslexia, he felt “attacked from different angles”. Today, Oscar holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and manages capital investment in the manufacturing sector.

Bodhi Bragonier

International Youth Ambassador

Bodhi was the inspiration behind NoticeAbility. At 7 years old, Bodhi built his first business plan (with dad’s help). By the time he was 8, Bodhi was speaking publicly about his dyslexia and its cognitive advantages. Today, Bodhi teaches NoticeAbility classes and speaks internationally.

Friso Gramsma

Ambassador (Dutch Carribean)

Friso grew up on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Diagnosed with dyslexia at 13, Friso describes his academic experience as a ‘rollercoaster’ filled with contentious moments with school administrators. Today, with his B.S. in Social Work, Friso’s mission is to help students with dyslexics thrive.

Board & Committees

Board

Dean Bragonier, Founder & Executive Dyslexic, NoticeAbility, Inc.

Brad Marchand, Left Wing, Boston Bruins

Tom Israel, CEO, Ingleside Investors

James L. Ferraro, Chairman, The Ferraro Law Firm

Sarah Selden, Athena Health

Benton B. Bodamer, Partner, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Kai Cutter, Entrepreneur

Johnathan Schaech, Actor & Writer

Jennifer Knopf, Esq., President | REED Charitable Foundation

Michael Vollero, Portfolio Manager, HHR Asset Management

Oscar Armendariz, Mechanical Engineer & Host of Consejo de Varon Podcast

Oscar is an experienced Project Manager and the founder of Consejo de Varon Podcast.

As project manager, Oscar has over a decade of experience managing capital investments in the manufacturing sector. He has managed projects in two different countries, United States and Mexico.

A passion to give back and help others drives Oscar to work with his Latino community. This is what lead him to join Centro Latino board of directors in 2017. Oscar then moved from Washington State to Alabama, and thus separated from Centro Latino, it was at this point where he wanted to figure out how to continue his work with the Latino community. This lead to him launch Consejo de Varon, a Spanish podcast dedicated to empowering the Latino men.

Oscar holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering with a major in Robotics from Washington State University. He also has several certifications, including two from Harvard Business School.

Susan Travers, Retired

Advisory Members

Gabrielle Rapport-Schlichtmann, Ed.D.; Executive Director & Chief Scientist, EdTogether Inc; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent, Buffalo Public Schools

William Marroquin, MEd, Doctoral Candidate ’19, Senior Facilitator for the Public Education Leadership Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Dr. Brock Eide, Author and Co-Founder, The Dyslexic Advantage

Nancy Foy, Head of School, The New Community School

David Flink, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye

Chris Malloy, Professor of Financial Management, Harvard Business School

Deborah Lynam, Director of Partnerships & Engagement, AIM Institute of Learning & Research; Co-Founder, Decoding Dyslexia

Goodwin Procter LLP, External Legal Advisor

Down South/Down Under Advisory Committee

Eloise Leder, Zimbabwe

Kristel Matthews, Zimbabwe

Jeanine Sandall, Zimbabwe

Pauline Grundlingh, South Africa

Louraine White, Australia

Shane Mazandarani, Australia

Remote Learning Committee

Stephanie Wiedemann, Germany

Clare-Ann Lloyd, Sweden

Nancy Zomer, Canada

Eloise Leder, Zimbabwe

Shane Mazandarani, Australia

Carmin Quirion Wyman, USA

Rama Tandon, India

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