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.
NoticeAbility was founded with the encouragement and mentorship of professors at Harvard University, MIT and Boston University. NoticeAbility’s enrichment curricula provide educators with practical tools to empower their students. Each course introduces students to professions that highlight the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind (entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture, and art). Delivered through blended instruction (e-learning and classroom activities), NoticeAbility’s curricula enable students to access academic content through multiple modalities (video instruction, graphics, illustrated aids & audio presentations) while participating in project-based exercises that foster social-emotional learning and executive functioning skills.
Today, NoticeAbility’s curricula are being used to empower students with dyslexia in 31 states and 26 countries.
Founder & Executive Dyslexic
Communications & Marketing Intern
IT & LMS Intern
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.
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.
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.
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
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.