Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina (DDNC) was founded in 2013 by Penny and Neil Auchmuty.
In the summer of 2015, a group of new leaders joined the organization – Jessica Flegel, Linda William, Lisa Eakins and Christie Eakins. In 2016, Jessica Flegel stepped down and Jennifer McBee and Donna Gargett joined the group’s leadership team.
Through the years, parent advocates Megan Mehta, Kristy Privette and Jeanette Meachem have stepped up to help with events, increase awareness and provide parents who have contacted DDNC with suggestions and solutions.
In the summer of 2019, leaders of Decoding Dyslexia North Carolina decided the organization should become a nonprofit. This decision was made in order to provide a more formal structure for the organization and to provide strength and longevity to the organization’s mission.
Decoding Dyslexia became a nonprofit in the spring of 2020. Christie Eakins and Linda William continued their leadership with the organization and recruited eight new individuals to form the new nonprofit organization’s first board.