The IFA Executive Board: Nan Bernstein Ratner (IFA President), Kurt Eggers (IFA President-Elect), Elaine Kelman (IFA Past-President and Secretary), Shelly Jo Kraft (IFA Treasurer), Shelley Brundage (Membership Chair, ex-officio), Courtney Byrd (IFA member-at-large) and Pascal van Lieshout (Editor, JFD, ex-officio).
Background: The IFA has been a registered entity since 1990. As is appropriate to the founding and subsequent administration of an international, non-profit organization, it operates under a series of governing by-laws that have functioned reasonably well over the past 30 years, but which are starting to show their age in rather obvious ways.
We are pleased to announce the results of the recent IFA election for Treasurer-Elect and Member at Large.
Shelly Jo Kraft will continue as Treasurer-Elect;
Courtney Byrd will continue to serve as Member at Large.
From the left: Elaine Kelman, Secretary; Shelly Jo Kraft, Treasurer; Kurt Eggers, President-Elect; Nan Ratner, President; Shelley Brundage, Membership; Courtney Byrd; At Large Board Member.
The IFA Executive Board met in October in Austin, Texas to review the organization bylaws and conduct other business. Active members can read the minutes of the meeting by logging in and click here or going to
Home Membership Reports and Board Minutes
Save the Date!
ASHA Convention, Orlando Florida
International Fluency Association: 30 Years of Momentum!
Friday, November 22nd
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, Gulf Room
Come enjoy food, drinks, conversation and the chance to win prizes!
IFA member Nick Chiasson, a graduate student at the University of Delaware, is conducting research on communication attitudes and the impact on social, academic, professional, and romantic life. Please consider supporting Nick’s research by sharing the link to this online, anonymous survey with males who stutter between 18-30 years of age: https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3NHW8FVQwt7YOcR
Join us for the World Fluency Congress on Fluency Disorders in Montreal, Canada 22 July 2021- 25 July 2021. The Congress is in the planning stages, and our website will be updated as we go along. For now, check out the Joint World Congress Facebook page at:
We hope to see you in Montreal!
The IFA Research and Publication Committee has invited a number of experts to write an introduction to a topic with references to help explore the topic. The authors are strongly encouraged to cover important work from other researchers as well as their own.
Each note represents the opinion of the writer, and is not intended to represent the views of the IFA, its boards or its membership as a whole.