Board Of Directors

We are organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation called the dePaul Reading and Learning Association, Inc., and are governed by a Board of Trustees.   Our Board is a corporate board, with responsibilities for fiscal oversight, organizational governance, fundraising, and hiring the executive director.

We serve children and individuals with dyslexia through Pinnacle Learning Services, Pinnacle School, and Pinnacle Testing Center, and a variety of dyslexia outreach services and community partnerships.

Our primary operating support comes fees for services, fundraising, and grants. We also conduct special events and programs as part of our fundraising and public awareness efforts.  Pinnacle School programs receive no general per-pupil state or federal funding, but is eligible under several of the federal Title grant and recent School Choice programs.


The 2015–2016 Board of Directors:

Ronna Papesh, Secretary and Treasurer
Monroe Hospital IT Department, Bloomington

Jan VanDyke
Indiana University Career Services, Bloomington

Allison Hoeppner, President 
Interior Designer, Bloomington

Nicole Bolden
Hearing Officer/Deputy City Clerk for the City of Bloomington

Jenett Tillotsen
Research Technologies, IUTS (IU Technology Services)

Mila Nicholson
Complete Masonry, Bloomington

Phil Pearson
Electrical Engineer, Bloomington

Denise Lessow
Pinnacle School, Executive Director