May 19th, 2022

NCLD Announces Young Adult Board Member

WASHINGTON – May 20, 2022 – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Board of Directors has voted to create a brand new seat on the Board of Directors for a member of the Young Adult Leadership Council.

Earlier this year, the Board of Directors voted to create a brand new seat on the Board for a representative of the Young Adult Leadership Council. NCLD’s Board members recognize the important role young adults play in guiding the direction of the organization, and approved this new board seat as a way of building new opportunities for youth voice to impact the governance of the organization.

Rachelle Johnson was elected by her peers on the Young Adult Leadership Council to serve on the Board of Directors for an 18-month term. In this role, Rachelle will play an important role in elevating the important voices of young adults in the day to day governance of the organization, and serve as a bridge between the YALC and the Board of Directors.

As a YALC Board Member, Rachelle looks forward to representing the diverse experiences and people of the YALC. Having been an LD activist for 8 years and an LD researcher for 4 years, her understanding of the current laws and research on learning disabilities will aid in her contribution to the Board of Directors.


The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Brittany Greer, Senior Program Manager

The Latest From NCLD

See what NCLD has been advocating for and get the most recent news on learning and attention issues.

Join the NCLD movement