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the Chapter Leaders

Isamar: My name is Isamar Morales and I am a person who stutters. I am a full time student and mother pursing an Accounting degree. I am also one of the co-leaders of The Bronx chapter. Before joining NSA I was a covert stutterer and had never met anyone else who stuttered leaving me to feel alone with such a speech disorder. A speech pathologist I began working with recommended I go to a support group of NSA. From the moment I first arrived my life changed. I have never felt so much support from others whose experiences are similar to mine.

Kodjo: I have been a member of the NSA since 2004, and a covert stutterer all my life. Back in 2004 while struggling with my stuttering in my new job, I reached out to the NSA for support, and eventually started attending the NSA Queens Chapter. Currently I am a regular at the Midtown Manhattan Chapter due to its proximity to my job. I have attended all the NSA National Conferences since my very first one in New Jersey in 2008. The support that I have been receiving from the NSA community is priceless; and I looking forward to sharing my experiences with NSA Bronx Chapter members.
I graduated from Baruch College, CUNY in 2003, and have been working for the New York State Insurance Fund as a Computer Analyst and Programmer since 2004.

Peggy: I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Program of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College. I have lived in England, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile and enjoy meeting people from different cultural backgrounds than my own. I love working in the Bronx. As a co-leader of this group, I take off my instructor hat and look forward to being among caring and supportive listeners as I continue to learn from those who stutter. It is a privilege to be a part of such a dynamic and empowering group of people.