The National Stuttering Association, as a non-profit organization, operates with a very small staff of just one full-time Executive Director and two part-time employees. Through generously donated office space, telecommuting technology, and a network of volunteer help, this staff of three is able to bring hope, support, and encouragement to people who stutter of all ages and the professionals who serve them. Staff members execute the day-to-day operations of the organization and do not sit on/vote with the Board of Directors. The NSA Staff motto is: You do your job, I’ll do mine.
Tammy has been with the NSA since 1994 and has served as the Executive Director since 2006. She relocated from California to New York to accept the position, and loves working with the wonderful membership on a daily basis. Outside of her work with the NSA, Tammy enjoys bowling, spending time with family and friends, working out, and anything and everything to do with dogs.
Mandy has been an active part of the NSA since 2009, and currently resides in the mountains of Linden, VA with her husband, PWS Jean Finstad, and their giant Irish Wolfhound, Grimmauld (Grimm). She graduated from George Mason University in 2000 with a B.A. in Psychology and continued on to graduate studies at The Catholic University of America and University of Ulster. Mandy has been invited to speak to several groups and has given many interviews on being the spouse of a person who stutters, and has also written an e-book chapter on the topic. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, knitting, and spending time at the dog park with Grimm.