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.

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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
Director

Carl Herder
Speech-Language Pathologist

Sara MacIntyre
Speech-Language Pathologist

Noura Embabi
Speech-Language Pathologist

Kristel Kubart
Speech-Language Pathologist

Bridget Scully
Office Manager

Board of Directors

They’re dedicated. They’re dedicated. They’re tireless. And very likely, they stutter or love someone who does. Because of this, our esteemed Board of Directors is truly engaged. They work diligently and passionately to help raise funds and spread awareness of stuttering through public education.

Nolan Russo
Chairman
Director, Business Development
Capital Printing
Middlesex, NJ

David Resnicow
Vice Chairman
President,
Resnicow Schroeder
New York, NY

Walter Anderson
Former Chairman & CEO
Parade Magazine
New York, NY

Barry Blaustein
Writer, Director, Producer
Los Angeles, CA

Emily Blunt
Actress
London, UK

Laureen Coyne, Esq.
Director
Risk & Insurance Management
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
New York, NY

Eric Dinallo, Esq.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
New York, NY

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

Sir Harold Evans
Author, Publisher
New York, NY

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

Aaron Graff
CEO
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Parsippany, NJ

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

Aman Kumar
Partner
Mindspan, LLC
Palo Alto, CA

Norbert Lewandowski
President, Lewandowski & Co.
Medina, OH

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

Clarence Page
Journalist
Washington, DC

Austin Pendleton
Actor, Director, Writer
New York, NY

Susan Reichardt, PhD
Surface Transportation Board
Washington, DC

Michael Sheehan
President,
Sheehan Associates
Washington, DC

John Stossel
Fox Business Host
New York, NY

Carly Simon

Carly Simon
Singer/Songwriter
New York, NY

Young Leadership Board

Made up of past and present clients, our Young Leadership Board is dedicated to creating a greater sense of community and connection between AIS alumni, current clients, and the larger stuttering community. They host events regularly and maintain a social support network – doing all they can to ensure our clients never feel alone or isolated.
Go to alumni events

Nicole Pasciolla
Business Analyst
Standard & Poor’s

Gavin Krieger
Founding Member
Onsen for All Wellness Spa

Spring Kwok
Student
New York University

Michelle D’Amico
Baker/Pastry Chef

Lauren Wolfe
Analyst
Goldman Sachs