Directors and Board Members
Founder & Executive Director of BTG Dyslexia Center
Sue Bridgman founded Bridging the Gaps Dyslexia Center. She has been in education for over 30 years in both Canada and the United States. She has been working with children with dyslexia since 2005. She is a national speaker on dyslexia, classroom management, multisensory instruction, and student engagement. She is the developer of the My Multiplication Magic System, the revolutionary way to learn the facts for those children who struggle with rote memory. She is a John Maxwell speaker, teacher, and coach and holds leadership masterminds for students and leaders in business.
Director of Cognitive Skills Services
Lisa Payne has served as the executive director of Emmadity, Inc., a non-profit organization helping children learn to communicate using basic American Sign Language (ASL) for over six years. She has developed and began publishing an alphabet based children’s book series for emerging readers that teaches ASL. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences and is working towards her minor in ASL. She has been tutoring children with learning disabilities for over three years using the Barton Reading and Spelling System and My Multiplication Magic. She is excited to begin working with the Cognitive Skills Program and offering it to assist families one more avenue for success for their child!
Director of Community Affairs
Dr. Emily Elder
Dr. Emily Anderson Elder is a board-certified physician who after ten years in traditional family medicine, pivoted her career to functional medicine in order to help patients prevent disease before it starts. She helps families thrive and achieve optimal health by addressing digestion, lifestyle and preventative medicine.
Dr. Elder has a passion for helping families who have children with dyslexia and has joined our BTG family in October of 2023. She helps to create awareness by doing presentations on dyslexia and solutions. Starting in January of 2024, Dr. Elder will be testing for ADHD for our BTG Center and providing solutions for students with ADHD..
2023/2024 Current Board Members
Dr. Emily Elder