Beth McGaw, President, Learning Disabilities Association of America, 404.401.9400,

Pittsburgh, PA (October 30, 2019) – The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is pleased to announce Cynthia Cipoletti, JD, has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating for individuals affected by learning disabilities.

Cipoletti, an attorney, served as Executive Director of the Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit based in Butler, PA an outreach organization meeting the needs of impoverished individuals and families in northern Allegheny and Butler County for the past five years and Assistant Director for two years.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors we are thrilled to have Cindy lead us in this exciting state of growth. There is much to be done to advocate for individuals with learning disabilities as well as to strengthen the work of our state affiliates and grass roots initiatives,” according to Beth McGaw, LDA President. “Cindy will be a great addition to our team and we are excited for the next step of the organization as we look forward to the future under her leadership.”

Cipoletti’s hiring comes as the organization implements a new strategic plan supporting advocacy programs and services, increasing development and outreach, creating new partnerships, and building on the success of the annual conference.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Learning Disabilities Association of America. LDA has a long history of education, support, and advocacy and is poised to become the leading national resource for individuals with learning disabilities,” says Cipoletti. “I look forward to working with the outstanding Board of Directors and staff to take LDA to the next level, and I’m really excited to see what we can accomplish to further improve the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities.”

Cipoletti holds a Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Arts degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She will assume her responsibilities as Executive Director on October 28 and can be reached at


The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, adults with LD, and professionals. LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy. For more information go to