Kristy Baxter, M.A., is a former head of the Churchill School in New York City and cofounder of Camp Northwood, a sleepaway camp for children with learning disabilities in Remsen, New York.
Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor in residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.
Mark Griffin, Ph.D., was the founding headmaster of Eagle Hill School, a Connecticut boarding and day school for children with specific learning disabilities.
Rayma Griffin, M.Ed., has spent 40 years working with children with learning and attention issues, both in the classroom and as an administrator.
Ginny Osewalt is a public school teacher in New Jersey, where she is certified both in elementary education and in special education.
Jim Rein, M.A., has lectured around the country on postsecondary options and summer programs for children and young adults with learning and attention issues.
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