SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

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Staff & Board

The Stuttering Association for the Young is led by a passionate staff, board of trustees, and advisory board. Meet them here!

Board of Trustees

Michael Klein (Chair)

CEO, Littlejohn & Co., LLC

Taro Alexander

Actor, Teacher, Founder & President, SAY

Evan R. Bell

Managing Partner, Bell & Co.

Everett Bradley

Musician, Performer & Musical Director, SAY

Corey Caporale

Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC & Founder, Bike/Hike 720

David Friedman (Treasurer)

Vice President, Penmark Realty

Brandon K. Guidry (Secretary)

Legal Assistant, Office of Cabot J. Marks, Esq.

Charles E. Helme (Chair Emeritus)

Managing Director, BH Asset Management, LLC

Bettina Klein

SAY Parent & Entrepreneur

Jennifer McGuire

Art Therapist

Fred Nelson

President, People’s Choice Awards

Clifford Perlman, Esq.

Partner, Perlman & Perlman, LLP & SAY Parent

Kate Popovich

SAY Parent

Judah Rosenberg

Greystone & Co.

Paul Rudd

Actor

Shachar G. Scott

Head of Marketing, Snap Inc.

Liz Tuccillo

Writer

Marc Vetri

Founder, Vetri Family of Restaurants

Marcia Withers

VP/General Mgr, Mattie Music Group

Budd Mayer (1918 - 2016) Chair Emeritus

Advisory Board

Tessa Blake

Director

Peter Bonerz

Actor & Director

Tara Bracco

Writer & Founder of Poetic People Power

Donisha Brown

Actor

Brenda Buksha

SAY Parent

Lindsay Campbell

SAY Alumni & First SAY Participant

Dave Chappelle

Comedian, Actor & Writer

Mel Chasen

Entrepreneur

Arnold J. Civins

CPA & Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Jill Garland

Development, Public Theater

Jackie Green

Publicist, Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Barry T. Gurland

CPA, Madison Family Office Services, LLC

Julianne Hoffenberg

Producer

Frankie Jones

Performer & Writer

Judith Kuster

Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jay Lambert

Designer

Jesse L. Martin

Actor

Kelli O’Hara

Actor

Austin Pendleton

Actor, Writer & Director

Leigh Pennebaker

Vice President, Sakura Bloom

Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

CEO, Panthera & Author

Tim Ransom

Actor & Apple Computer Consultant

Susan Roth

Speech-Language Pathologist

Karin Schall

Development, Lincoln Center Theater

Dr. Phil Schneider

Associate Professor Emeritus, Queens College & Speech-Language Pathologist at Schneider Speech

Jodi Schoenbrun Carter

Managing Partner, 1022m

Andy Shallal

Artist & Restaurateur

Michael Sugarman

Co-Founder & Former Executive Director, National Stuttering Association, Vice Chair of ISA & Chair of IFA Support Group & Consumer Affairs Committee

John Van Riper

Son of Speech-Language Pathologist, Charles Van Riper

Tom Viola

Executive Director, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Karin Wexler, Ph.D.

Board Recognized Stuttering Specialist & Professor, T.C., Columbia University

I am pleased to express my support for SAY, a non-profit organization that uses the arts as an innovative and effective approach to improving the lives of young people who stutter.

Joe Biden
Vice President of the United States

I had a very debilitating stammer for most of my life. I don’t think I would have used the word ‘debilitating’ to describe it, if there had been such a mother figure of empathy, like SAY, that was helping me.

Carly Simon
Music icon and person who stutters

Tragically, millions of children who stutter are suffering in silence, and I'm honored to lend my voice to help SAY continue to empower children to find their own voices.

Meredith Vieira
Correspondent and TV host

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