Our Team

Dyspraxia/DCD impacts almost 20 million Americans, yet the terms “Dyspraxia” and “DCD” are not well known in the United States.

Our team members have personal connections to Dyspraxia/DCD and recognize the need to change this statistic. We are committed to raising awareness, providing resources to families and individuals, educating the medical and educational communities, and supporting research.


Danielle Rosenberg

President of Board of Directors
Executive Director

Danielle is a wife and mother of two wonderful children, a practicing attorney, and an avid marathon runner.

After her son was diagnosed with Dyspraxia/DCD, she soon realized that the medical and educational communities in the United States were unfamiliar with this condition. This lack of awareness resulted in years of struggling to find appropriate support.

Inspired after attending an event at the Dyspraxia Foundation based in the United Kingdom, she and her husband, Sidney, founded Dyspraxia DCD America (originally called The Spotlight Foundation for Dyspraxia and DCD) in 2019.

Her goals for this nonprofit include spreading awareness and educating the community so that other individuals with Dyspraxia/DCD will be appropriately supported here in the United States.

Favorite quote:

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee

Lisa Holm

Board Member
Volunteer Director of Education Advocacy

Lisa is the aunt of a lovely, accomplished teenage niece who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia as a young child. She recognizes the additional challenges a student with Dyspraxia may face when families, teachers, and classmates have little or no understanding of Dyspraxia/DCD and how it impacts individuals. Lisa hopes to raise awareness of Dsypraxia/DCD and Neurodiversity in the classroom, provide resources, and support families and individuals in securing appropriate services.

Lisa lives in Virginia, is the mother of an amazing adult daughter, and the part-time companion of her centenarian mother. She graduated with honors from Radford College with a B.S. in Education, with honors from George Mason University with a M.ED. in Special Education, and engaged in postgraduate studies at The George Washington University. In her career as an educator, Lisa was a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Reading Specialist, and Literacy Coach working with students and teachers in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Lisa is passionate about literacy and equity in educational opportunities for all children.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” – C.S. Lewis

Alizabeth Shooster

Board Member

As an aunt to a wonderful, intelligent nephew who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia, Alizabeth is committed to helping raise awareness of Dyspraxia and assisting in providing resources, support and advocacy for families and individuals with Dyspraxia and neurodiverse needs.

Alizabeth is a Managing Partner at Shooster Holdings. As a graduate from The University of Michigan with a degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Alizabeth has worked as an executive leader for the contact center industry for 32+ years and has over 34+ years of experience in Human Resource Management.

Alizabeth is dedicated to giving back to the community and over the years has supported a multitude of charities including Autism Speaks, American Heart Association, Women in Distress, Autism Society of Florida, National Cancer Institute, The Children’s Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease, (CCFA) Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Jewish National Fund, Miracle Walk, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Parkland Cares, Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Jewish Federation of Broward County, Light the Night, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Alliance for Autism Research, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and others.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Priscila Tamplain

Board Member
Volunteer Research Liaison

Priscila has worked with hundreds of children in her research studies and community intervention for over 13 years and is passionate about promoting awareness and support for children, adults, and families of those affected by Dyspraxia/DCD. Doing research is a very important part of the process, but it is not everything – she wants to make sure that research is translated to public policy and serves the community, and not the researcher.

Dr. Priscila (Caçola) Tamplain is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Director of the Developmental Motor Cognition Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology from the Federal University of Parana (Brazil) and a Ph.D. in Motor Neuroscience from Texas A&M University (2011).

Her research focuses on motor development specific to assessment, mechanisms, and interventions in typical and atypical development, and is particularly interested in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia and related conditions, such as Autism and ADHD. She is also the founder of the Little Mavs Movement Academy (LMMA), a community-based motor skill intervention program for children and adolescents with movement/coordination difficulties. She is extensively published in the motor development field, and has been the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Motor Development Young Investigator Award (2013), a distinction given in recognition of outstanding contributions to her research in motor development and learning, and the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award by Naspspa (2017), for outstanding achievement of scholars who are still in the early stage of their scientific careers.

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Unknown author

Elizabeth McKinney

Volunteer Director of Recruitment

Elizabeth’s son, Bryant, was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 5 years old. Through her books, readings, and volunteering, Elizabeth hopes to bring awareness and acceptance of hidden disabilities focused on neurodiversity.

Elizabeth lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two incredible neurodivergent children. She graduated with honors from the University of New Hampshire with a Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing in 2000 and has had a diverse nursing career working in Cardiac Intensive Care, Post Anesthesia Care, Diabetes Research, and Childbirth Education. Currently, Elizabeth is a Children’s Book Author and Mommy Blogger at flappingoodtale.com.

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer

Mary Pritchard

Volunteer Director of Medical Outreach

Mary is the parent of a young adult with Dyspraxia/DCD. Throughout her son’s school career, she was frustrated with the lack of information and support available. Mary looks forward to helping establish an organization that will effectively raise awareness and provide reliable, evidence-based resources for families and individuals living with this condition and the professionals who serve them.

Mary is retired and lives in Arizona with her husband and their dog Daisy. She is also a mother and stepmother to 5 adult children and has 7 grandchildren. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Minnesota, but her 30-year career was primarily in medical research, working as a Medical Writer for the last 16 years.

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus
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Georgia Mejia

Volunteer Director of Social Media and Content Development

Georgia is the mother of an amazing little boy named Wyatt. Wyatt was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 4. She considers her family lucky to have even received this diagnosis. Knowing allows their family to understand Wyatt’s challenges, talk to him about his struggles, advocate fiercely for him, and pick up the slack where supports are lacking. Like any parent, there is no limit to how far she will go to support her son, but diagnosis is crucial. She wants to pave the way for other parents, give them hope, and prove to the world just how capable Dyspraxic individuals are!!!

Georgia lives in Atlanta with her husband, Gabe, 2 sons, Wyatt and Wally, and their dog, Roscoe. Georgia graduated from DePauw University with degrees in Communication and Political Science. She obtained her Masters Degree in Global Business from Georgia Tech. Her 20 plus year career in logistics has spanned both operations and sales leadership. Outside of work, she devotes most of her time to her children, doing her best to ensure they are healthy, happy, and loved. Georgia is also a marathon runner and lover of sports of all kinds.

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Jenry James


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