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Staff

  • Noel Gunther, Executive Director
  • Christian Lindstrom, Director, Learning Media
  • Bridget Brady, Web Assistant
  • Lydia Breiseth, Manager, Colorín Colorado
  • Tina Chovanec, Director, Reading Rockets
  • Kelly Deckert, Associate Manager of Online Media
  • Ashley Gilleland, Senior Producer
  • Rachael Walker, Outreach Consultant

Noel Gunther, Executive Director of LD OnLine, has overseen the project since its inception. Gunther has broad experience in radio, television, print, and the Internet. He has co-written and co-produced award-winning documentaries for NPR and Public Radio International, including: Good Morning Vietnam with Adrian Cronauer (Gold Award, Best Culture/Arts Program, International Radio Festival of New York; Ohio State Award); American Voices: Norman Corwin with Charles Kuralt (Grand Award, Best Documentary Program, International Radio Festival of New York); Gray Matters: Depression with Mike Wallace (Gold Award, International Radio Festival of New York); and Drugs, Alcohol and the Brain (Gold Cindy Award, best documentary; Grand Award, Best Informational Program, International Radio Festival of New York).

For television, Gunther's work includes the PBS documentary A Tale of Two Schools, narrated by Morgan Freeman, and the five-part public TV series Exploring Your Brain. For the Internet, Gunther created and developed the LD OnLine website, which since 1996 has been the leading website in the field of learning disabilities. LD OnLine won a Clarion Award in 1998 as the best nonprofit website in the country. Gunther is co-author of Beyond Boardwalk and Park Place (Bantam Books), which was named by the New York Public Library as one of the best young adult books of the year. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Washingtonian, American Journalism Review, and many other publications. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Christian Lindstrom produces award-winning television programs, websites, and print materials about reading, learning disabilities, mental health, and brain science. She worked to launch Learning Media's first website, LD OnLine.org, in 1996; it has since become the world's leading site in the field of learning disabilities. She has been a key player in the production and launch of ReadingRockets.org and ColorínColorado.org, both Webby Award Honorees. She directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the PBS documentary A Tale of Two Schools, narrated by Morgan Freeman and winner of a CINE Special Jury Prize. She also wrote and produced several episodes of the PBS series Launching Young Readers, including Reading Rocks!, a special for children with reading disabilities (Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award); and A Chance to Read, with Molly Ringwald (CINE Golden Eagle Award, Gold World Medal at the International Film and Video Competition of New York). Most recently she directed the launch of BrainLine.org, a comprehensive multimedia website about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury. She executive produces webcasts for ReadingRockets.org, ColorinColorado.org, AdLit.org, and BrainLine.org. She has a master's degree in English Literature from Auckland University in New Zealand.

 

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