Anja Herde (Germany) – Chair

Anja was elected to the ISA Board in 2013 and continues to serve on the board as Chair from 2019. Currently I am the spokes person of the ISA-Team of the German Stuttering Association called BVSS (Bundesvereinigung Stottern und Selbsthilfe e.V.). I studied business administration at an university of Berlin …

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Arni Birgisson (Iceland) – Treasurer

Arni was elected to the ISA Board in 2018 and continues on the board from 2019 as Treasurer. Arni lives in Iceland and has been board member of Málbjörg, the Icelandic Stuttering Association since 1999. Both as regular Board member, Treasurer and Chairman.  He is also the Congress Convenor for …

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Sybren Bouwsma (The Netherlands)

Sybren was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. Born and raised in the Netherlands, but with a worldwide interest. I have been stuttering since I started to speak. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the Stuttering Community (and the General public!) as a member of the Board …

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Sigríður Fossberg Thorlacius (Iceland)

Sigríður was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. With three stuttering mentors in her immediate family; in many ways, stuttering was seen as the norm growing up. Outside the home, however, she found that stuttering was often misrepresented and misunderstood. In 2011, she decided to seek out other people …

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Rodney Gabel (USA)

Rodney was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. I am really thankful to be serving on the Board of Directors for the International Stuttering Association, on behalf of the National Stuttering Association. I am a professional who has worked to better the experience of people who stutter and their …

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Dina Lilian (South Africa)

Dina was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. Dina qualified as a Speech Therapist and Audiologist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and subsequently completed a Masters Degree. She re-established Speakeasy, the Self Help Group for People Who Stutter, in 2001. She is also the South African representative …

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Rutger Wilhelm (The Netherlands)

Rutger was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. I began stuttering at the age of 8. Since then I attended several stuttering therapies. Also, I organized and chaired numerous self help groups and co-ordinated an extensive research project for the Dutch stuttering association. Only recently I did an important …

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Doug Scott (USA)

Doug was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. Born and reared in Houston, Texas USA.  I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the Stuttering Community as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Stuttering Association (ISA) on behalf of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). …

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Dieudonne Nsabimana (Rwanda)

Dieudonne was elected to the ISA Board in 2019. He can be contacted on africanstutteringcentre@gmail.com I am thankful and honored to serve on the ISA Board of Directors. I am Rwandan and am chair of an umbrella organization of people who stutter in Rwanda. And a person who stutters. I …

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