SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

Together we can accomplish anything!

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

Justin Waller - Chair

CMO & SVP Operations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Taro Alexander

Actor, Teacher, Founder of SAY

Lackland H. Bloom, III

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Everett Bradley

Musician, Performer & Musical Director, SAY

Corey Caporale

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

Noah Cornman

Executive Director of SAY

Jamal Douglas

Actor, Teaching Artist

David Friedman (Treasurer)

Vice President, Penmark Realty

Kimberly Garvin

SAY Parent, Author

Jonathan Greig

SAY Alum, Journalist

Brandon K. Guidry (Secretary)

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

Charles E. Helme (Chair Emeritus)

Managing Director, BH Asset Management, LLC

Danielle Lenee

Actor, Teaching Artist

Jennifer McGuire

Art Therapist

A.J. Melaragno

Founder & President, Singola Consulting

David Nachman

SAY Alum, Software Engineer

Claudia Negron

SAY Parent

Clifford Perlman, Esq.

Partner, Perlman & Perlman, LLP & SAY Parent

Travis Robertson

Vice President of SAY, Director of Camp SAY

Judah Rosenberg

Greystone & Co.

Paul Rudd


Shachar G. Scott (Chair Emeritus)

Director, Global Marcom at Meta Reality Labs

Liz Tuccillo


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


Peter Bonerz

Actor & Director

Tara Bracco

Writer & Founder of Poetic People Power

Donisha Brown


Brenda Buksha

SAY Parent

Lindsay Campbell

SAY Alumni & First SAY Participant

Fergie Cantos

MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD-BE, Speech-Language Pathologist

Dave Chappelle

Comedian, Actor & Writer

Arnold J. Civins

CPA & Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Rich Ferraro

Founder & CEO, Compello Partners

Jill Garland

Development, Public Theater

Jackie Green

Publicist, Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Barry T. Gurland

CPA, Madison Family Office Services, LLC

Julianne Hoffenberg


Frankie Jones

Performer & Writer

Thomas Kail


Bettina & Michael Klein

SAY Parent & Entrepreneur/CEO, Littlejohn & Co., LLC

Judith Kuster

Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jay Lambert


Aaron Marshall

Advertising Creative, BBDO, Person Who Stutters & SAY Mentor

Jesse L. Martin


Kelli O’Hara


Robert Pelletier

President & CEO, Pacific Hardwood

Austin Pendleton

Actor, Writer & Director

Leigh Pennebaker

Co-Founder of SAY: DC

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

Yona Serota

SAY Parent

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 Certified Stuttering Specialist & Professor, T.C., Columbia University