Our Mission

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research.

The NSA Boston Chapters seek to follow the mission of the NSA, by providing support to people who stutter (adults and children, alike!), their loved ones, and professionals. The Boston North Adult Chapter, which merged with the Boston Adult Chapter, was founded in 1981, the Boston Adult Chapter was founded in 2014, and the Boston Family Chapter was founded in 2016.

We are happy to offer a network of chapters for people who stutter, their families and friends. You can join us for monthly meetings of the NSA Boston Family Chapter, led by Liz Gomez and Sarah Onofri, and of the NSA Boston Adult Chapter, led by Edmund Metzold, and Sarah Onofri, as well as special events. Subscribe to our mailing list, follow us on Facebook, or email us for updates on our meetings and events!

We hope to enrich the stuttering community of the Greater Boston Area and would love for you to join us!

The Chapter Leaders

Liz Gómez is the parent of a child who stutters. She and her children have been active members of the NSA since 2016, and Liz co-leads the NSA Boston Family Chapter. Her recent volunteer work is a voice drive to provide people who rely on machines to speak with a unique voice. Liz also teaches Spanish in a local high school.

Edmund Metzold has been an active member of the NSA since 2015, attending chapter meetings and national conferences ever since. As a co-leader of the NSA Boston Adult Chapter, he is thrilled to provide a community for discussion and support for people who stutter. Edmund is a Massachusetts native who works as a software developer for a healthcare company. In his free time, he loves traveling, playing trivia, and singing with his chorus.

Sarah Onofri is a co-leader of both the NSA Boston Adult Chapter and the NSA Boston Family Chapter. She has been a part of the NSA since 2006 and is thankful she’s been able to meet so many amazing people who stutter. She lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, where she teaches English as a Second Language at an elementary school.