Meet the Children's Dyslexia Center of PA Team

Our dedicated, and experienced team is ready to help you with your child’s needs, or with you becoming a tutor. You can contact them here for additional information and applications.

Lori Lewis


As one of the Co-Directors at the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central Pennsylvania, Lori is one-half of the dynamic duo who brings years of experience to her staff and the students she serves. She has completed the Initial, Advanced, Supervisor, and Trainer levels of training through the Center. She has served the Center for more than a decade of service: first as a tutor, then as a tutor and supervisor, and now is a Co-Director. Lori has dual degrees in both elementary and special education. She also works full-time as an Education Director for a private company that provides alternative education services to students in grades 1 through 12. Lori and her husband have a bright, caring, friendly, and funny daughter. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, reading, learning, sitting around the fire pit, and spending time with family and friends. Her goal is to visit all 50 states, and she is more than halfway there!

Krista Michak


Krista joined Lori as Co-Director to form the other half of the dynamic due in 2019, where she has found fulfillment in helping the children in the community. She has completed the Initial, Advanced, and Supervisor training and is working on completing additional training through the Center. Before coming to the Center, Krista was an attorney and stay at home mom. When one of her children was diagnosed as being dyslexic, she decided to take action to help others. She found the Center and enrolled to become a tutor. From this step forward she has never looked back. Krista is the mother to 4 energetic girls who keep her busy. Krista also enjoys auctions, playing games, hiking with family, and sewing

Cheryl Hartawan

Office Assistant

Cheryl Hartawan is the office assistant at the Children's Dyslexia Center of Central PA. She graduated with an associate's degree in Hospitality Management from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). She loves interacting with everyone at the Center and being around children. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes, taking walks around her neighborhood, and taking pictures of her cats.