Meet the Board

Heather McGehearty

Heather is a mother to 4 children, 3 boys and a girl. In recent years, she has found out her three sons are all dyslexic and quickly had to jump head first in the advocacy pool to get them help. She is not new to advocacy or school struggles, as she herself has dyscalculia, and had to advocate for herself to get through college.

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Eric McGehearty

Eric McGehearty is the CEO of Globe Runner, a top-performing, full-service digital marketing agency based in Dallas, Texas. The company, founded in 2009, is one of the most prominent digital marketing companies in Texas and continues to grow.

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Debbie Ripchick

Debbie Ripchick is the mother of a child who thrives with multiple learning differences and she is an educator with over twenty years of experience.

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Christine Chien

Christine is a mother to two girls and is passionate about helping parents and educators find and access quality resources about learning and attention “gifts.” Christine graduated Texas A&M with a degree Curriculum and Instruction.

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Arthor Cooper

Arthur Cooper is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Fidelis Partners, THMED Executive Search, and Allied Staffing Network. Arthur has developed a reputation as a results-driven leader in the healthcare recruitment industry.

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Karl Shaikh

I believe in the latent potential we all have.
I have helped some of the largest organizations in the world, as well as some of the most promising startups and non-profit organizations with their strategy, strategic thinking, and planning. I totally get entrepreneurs & Non-Profit Orgs, and they get me! I work with leaders to help them address strategic issues, and unleash organizations' latent potential.

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Stand UP LD Is..

a non-profit support network for parents and educators seeking resources to support and inspire children with learning differences.

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