As a non-profit organization, much of our work is accomplished by a few dedicated employees and a handful of generous volunteers and assistance from other non-staff individuals. It is only because of the giving of time and effort of these individuals that we are able to accomplish what we do. Thank you to these wonderful individuals for their dedication to the cause!
Auction Committee Co-Chair – Kristine lives in Arizona with her husband Steve, two active teenagers, cat and several dogs. Kristine and Steve operate one of Arizona’s largest catering and event companies. Having learned about the NSA several years ago when her son was ten, she has seen the dramatic affect the NSA has on both those who stutter and their families and believes passionately in supporting the organization.
Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, WI. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Communication and Business and currently works as a graphic designer for De Pere, WI company. Michelle has been married to her husband Derrick for 8 years and lives in Tampa where they enjoy their three dogs – Sadie, Rusty, and Libby, as well as being so close to the beach. Michelle volunteers her immense talent for all of the NSA’s brochures, artwork, logos, as well as the Letting Go newsletter.
Sarah works on communications for the NSA through Turks Cap Consulting. She loves working with the stuttering community and previously served in a variety of roles in private, state and federal government offices and nonprofit organizations. Sarah lives in Grayslake, Illinois with her husband, son, and very furry cat.
Auction Committee Co-Chair – After spending years abroad as a flight attendant for Delta, Rebecca Holmes has now grounded herself at home with husband Cha, daughter Hollis, and son Clint, who stutters. A graduate of Florida State University, she now spends her time between Atlanta and her native Florida, where she specializes in nautical antiques and seaside décor. She enjoys writing young adult fiction- a nod to her passion for Florida history, wildlife, and ecology – and is determined to help raise awareness, compassion, and community for young people who stutter.
Kaylee grew up on a farm in Illinois and attended the University of North Texas where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in Photography. She currently works as a professional fundraiser for Ruffalo Noel Levitz at the University of Texas- Austin. Kaylee has a pet cat named Sadie and loves reading, kayaking, and finding the best brunch spot in Austin.
Chad Mannisi is a Senior System Administrator for a major American communications company, working in their IT department. He interacts daily with all of the executives and senior management of his company. He has been involved with the National Stuttering Association for over 10 years, after being introduced to it by his speech therapist, and was the Chapter Leader for the St. Louis Chapter for 4 of those years. He is currently attempting to adjust to life back in his hometown, after having lived on the east coast where he lived for three years.