Proposed Changes to IFA Mission Statement and Bylaws


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.

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2019 Election Results

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.

IFA board meets in Austin October 2019

IFA EB Austin 2019

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 

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ASHA Convention, Orlando Florida

International Fluency Association: 30 Years of Momentum!

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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: 

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