Staff and Board2020-06-21T16:54:59-05:00

Staff and Board

Meet the people dedicated to helping you

Our clients come from all over the world. And there’s a reason for that. No other stuttering treatment program delivers a customized, “whole person” approach in the way AIS does.

Before beginning treatment, we meet with each client and evaluate aspects of his or her speech and language skills. In addition to assessing stuttering, we learn how our clients feel about their stuttering. How it impacts their lives. Their relationships. Their goals. And their dreams. From there, we create a customized treatment plan – one that takes a holistic, individualized approach to increasing fluency and confidence.

In the course of a lifetime, the average person has 450,000 conversations. Our mission is to make sure our clients fully participate in every one of them.

Meet the Staff

Led by one of the country’s leading PhD’s in fluency disorders, AIS’ top-tier team is almost unrivaled in their credentials – and how much they care.

Dr. Heather Grossman

American Institute for Stuttering Carl Herder MA Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders

Carl Herder
Atlanta Clinic Director

Kristel Kubart
Speech-Language Pathologist

Mark O’Malia
Speech-Language Pathologist

Chaya Goldstein
Speech-Language Pathologist

Genna Hall
Speech-Language Pathologist

Bridget Scully
Office Manager

Board of Directors

Many of the esteemed members of the AIS Board of Directors have been personally impacted by stuttering.  They work diligently and passionately to raise funds for stuttering treatment and to spread public awareness of stuttering.

Eric Dinallo, Esq.
Executive Vice President
General Counsel Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
New York, NY

Sander Flaum
Vice President
Managing Partner
Flaum Partners, Inc.
New York, NY

Nolan Russo
Director, Business Development
Capital Printing
Middlesex, NJ

Barry Blaustein
Writer, Director, Producer
Los Angeles, CA

Will Blodgett
Co-Founder & Partner
New York, NY

Emily Blunt
London, UK

Rachel Cortese
Speech Language Pathologist
Behavior Therapist

Laureen Coyne, Esq.
Risk Management Consultant
New York, NY

David Esseks, Esq. Partner
Allen & Overy LLP
New York, NY

Z. Logan Gould
Assistant Vice President & Senior Counsel
Guardian Life Insurance

Aaron Graff
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Parsippany, NJ

Tony Hooper
Executive Vice President, Global Communications Operations
Lake Sherwood, CA

Terry Levin
Designer & Entrepreneur
Chicago, IL

Norbert Lewandowski
President, Lewandowski & Co.
Medina, OH

Kenyon Martin
NBA All-Star Forward
Played for the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks

Clarence Page
Washington, DC

Austin Pendleton
Actor, Director, Writer
New York, NY

Susan Reichardt, PhD
Surface Transportation Board
Washington, DC

David Resnicow
Resnicow and Associates
New York, NY

John Stossel
Fox Business Host
New York, NY

Carly Simon

Carly Simon
New York, NY