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National Stuttering Association

Including: DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

If you’re interested in starting a chapter in your area, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@westutter.org. Let’s get the ball rolling!

Regional Adult Chapter Coordinator:
Pamela Mertz: pamela@westutter.org

Regional Family Chapter Coordinator:
Stephanie Coppen: stephanie@westutter.org

District of Columbia

Northwest D.C.: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:30PM at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – 901 G St NW (4th Floor) Washington, DC 20001.  For more information contact Chapter Co-Leaders Tim Flynn (twflynn1@gmail.com / 301-787-0316) and Aidan Marshall-Cort (aidanmarshallcort@gmail.com / 202-368-9572)or visit the NSA DC Facebook page. Please contact the Chapter Leader to confirm meeting details prior to attending.

Delaware

There are currently no chapters in this area. Please contact info@wesutter.org if you are interested in starting a chapter.

Maryland

Baltimore: Families (age 7-17) – Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00PM at Ella Bailey Recreation Center – 100 E. Heath Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218. For more information contact Chapter Leader Evan Draine at evan.draine@baltimorecity.gov / (410) 396-4634.

Baltimore: Adults – Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00PM at Ella Bailey Recreation Center – 100 E. Heath Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218. For more information contact Chapter Leader Evan Draine at evan.draine@baltimorecity.gov / (410) 396-4634.

Rockville: Families & Adults (ages 7+) – Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month* from 7:00-8:30PM at the Kensington Firehouse – 10620 Connecticut Ave Kensington, MD 20895. For more information contact Chapter Leaders Emily Turgeon (ELaver@ccboe.com) and Elizabeth Escobar (EliEscobar87@gmail.com) or visit the Rockville NSA Facebook Page. Chapter Co-Leader is Henry Winter (henrywintercpa@gmail.com / (301) 520-7369). *Chapter does not meet in June, July, or August.

New Jersey

Atlantic County: Combined Chapter (Families ages 7-17 & Adults 18+) – Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at Stockton University – 101 Vera King Ferris Drive (Campus Center Meeting Room #4) Galloway, NJ 08205.  For more information contact Chapter Leaders Maria Turner at mrsvvt@comcast.net or Bob Koste at Bobk694@gmail.com / 908-489-7142, or visit the Atlantic County Chapter Facebook page.

Central New Jersey: Adults (ages 15+) – Meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 7:30-9:00PM at Kean University East Campus – 215 North Ave (Room 109) Hillside NJ 07052. For more information contact Chapter Leaders Joan Ross (jross12@aol.com/(732) 995-1722) and Sydney Mail (SydneyTMail@gmail.com / 732-407-6586) or visit the Central NJ NSA Facebook page.

Glassboro: Families (ages 7-17) – Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00PM at Glassboro Train Station – 354 Oakwood Avenue Glassboro, NJ 08028. For more information contact Chapter Leaders Joanie Schneider and Katherine Filer at NSAFamilyNJ@gmail.com.

Monmouth County: Adults – Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at Bell Works – 101 Crawfords Corner Road Holmdel, NJ 07733. Meetings are hybrid and can also be attended online. For more information contact Chapter Leader Joanne Summer at JoanneSummer2@gmail.com / (201) 323-2686 or visit the Manalapan Township Chapter’s Facebook page.

Wayne: Adults – Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00PM at William Paterson University – 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470. For more information contact Chapter Leader Fernando Mariscal (bellairehouse530@gmail.com / (973) 652-3163).

Voorhees: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 7:30-9:00PM at Camden County Library – 203 Laurel Road (Floor #3; Room ‘X’) Voorhees, NJ 08043. For more information, contact Jerry Higgins at gmh5732009@hotmail.com or (856) 630-9972.

North Carolina

Ashville/Cullowhee: Combined (Families & Adults) – Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month* from 6:30-8:00PM at Western Carolina University – Health and Human Science Building (3971 Little Savannah Road Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723). For more information contact Chapter Leader Thales DeNardo at WNCWeStutter@gmail.com / (828) 227-2425. *Attendees must confirm details with the Chapter Leader prior to each meeting.

Fayetteville: Adults – Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:00PM at Cliffdale Regional Branch Library (Meeting Room) – 6882 Cliffdale Rd Fayetteville, NC 28314. For more information contact Chapter Leader Jonathan Woolard woolard_jonathan@yahoo.com / (910) 705-7728.

Greensboro: Families (ages 7-17) – Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM at UNCG Speech & Hearing Center – 300 Ferguson Building Room #322 (524 Highland Avenue Greensboro, NC 27412).  For more information contact Chapter Leaders Kelly Harrington (KTHarrin@uncg.edu / (336) 334-3924) and Abbey Cameron (abbey1275468@gmail.com / (336) 327-7793.

Kernersville: Adults –  Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30PM at Paddison Memorial Branch Library (248 Harmon Lane Kernersville, NC 27284). Fore more information contact Chapter Leader Benjamin Chad Johnson at benjaminchadjohnson@gmail.com / (773) 573-6692.

Raleigh: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00PM at 2304 Wesville Court – Suite 280 Raleigh, NC 27607. For more information contact Chapter Co-Leaders Rita Thurman (919-571-0622 / thurmanrita@gmail.com) and Jack Sutherland (jack.sutherland@earthlink.net / (585) 613-8332).

Raleigh: Teens (ages 13-17):  Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00PM at 2304 Wesville Court – Suite 280 Raleigh, NC 27607. For more information, please contact Rita Thurman at thurmanrita@gmail.com / 919-571-0622.

Pennsylvania

Bethlehem: Families (ages 7-17) – Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00PM at Sports Medicine Rehab Center – 1441 Schoenersville Road (Room #271) Bethlehem, PA 18018. For more information contact Chapter Leader Kristin Lynn at kristinlynn610@gmail.com.

Exton: Adult & Family (ages 7+) – Meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month from 12:00-2:00PM at Chester County Library (2nd Floor – Burke Meeting Room) 450 Exton Square Parkway Exton, Pennsylvania 19341. For more information contact Chapter Leader Lexi Hewitt at NSAExton@gmail.com or complete the Exton Chapter Google Interest Form.

Philadelphia: Adults – Meetings are held twice monthly. For more information, including meeting details, visit the Philadelphia Adult NSA Chapter calendar, contact Chapter Co-Leaders Carmen Shapiro (PhillyNSA@gmail.com / 484-302-8255) or visit the Philadelphia Chapter Website.

Pittsburgh: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month at 7:00PM at Duquesne University SLP Clinic – 711 Forbes Ave (Fisher Hall, across from the Armstrong Tunnel, on 4th floor) Pittsburgh, PA  15219.  For more information contact Chapter Leader Darren Wilson at darrenwilson98@yahoo.com.

Scranton: Families (ages 7-17) – Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00PM at The University of Scranton Panuska College of Professional Studies – 800 Linden Street (Edward Leahy Hall, Reading Room, first level) Scranton, PA 18510. For more information contact Chapter Leader Ran An at ran.an@scranton.edu / (570) 604-2528.

State College: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Penn State – Ford Building (100 W Park Avenue State College, PA 16802). For more information contact Chapter Leader Chandler Cleric at clericchandler@gmail.com.

South Carolina

Columbia: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Montgomery Speech Language Hearing Clinic (Close-Hipp Building – Suite #220) – 1705 College Street Columbia, SC 29208. Meetings are hybrid and can also be attended online. For more information, including online meeting link, contact Chapter Co-Leaders Charley Adams (charley@sc.edu / (803) 777-2605) and Aisha Haynes (AishaHaynes@hotmail.com / 803-614-2867).

Greenville Chapter: Adults – Meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00PM on the first Thursday of every month. For more information, including meeting location, visit the Greenville Chapter Website or contact Chapter Leader John Moore at john@brandautopsy.com/512.633.4086.

Virginia

Charlottesville: Adults & Families (ages 7+) – Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:00PM at UVA – Ruffner (417 Emmet Street South #Room 106, Charlottesville, VA 22904). For more information contact Chapter Leaders Claire Barbao (cmb4tm@virginia.edu / (419) 349-0738) and cjhedgepeth123@yahoo.com / (540) 905-9087.

Mechanicsville: Families (ages 7-17) – Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of every 3rd month (March, June, September, and December) from 1:00-3:00PM at Atlee Library – 9212 Rutlandshire Drive Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116. For more information contact Chapter Co-Leaders Elizabeth Kuhfuss-Beville (epkb.slp@gmail.com / 804-239-0595), Jayme Hable (hablejayme@gmail.com / 540-451-0051) and Heidi Chew (hfspeech@yahoo.com / 804-239-0595).

Northern Virginia (Reston): Adults – Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30PM – 9:00PM (except December when we have a holiday gathering earlier in the month) at the On the Border Restaurant – 11880 Spectrum Center Reston, VA 20190 (free parking in front). For more information contact Chapter Leaders Brent Baker (BrentHBaker@gmail.com / 571-242-6796) or Nakia Grayson (NGrayson2158@gmail.com / 240-354-5843).

Richmond: Adults – Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30PM at Libbie Mill Library (LM Conference Room) –   2100 Libbie Lake E Street Richmond, VA 23230. For more information contact Chapter Leader Brendan Mahoney at bmmahoney@yahoo.com / (804) 447-7513.

West Virginia

Huntington/Marshall U: Adults – Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30PM at Marshall University – Speech & Hearing Center/Smith Hall (One John Marshall Drive #311 Huntington, WV 25755). For more information contact Chapter Leaders Jamie Maxwell (304-696-3634/ maxwellja@marshall.edu) and Bryan Matthews (304-550-2562/ bmatthewsua625@gmail.com).