Founder & Walk Co-ordinator
A message from the Walk & Run Founder Greg O’Grady With the fluency treatment support received from The Speech and Stuttering Institute (SSI) in Toronto, I was able to overcome my severe stutter. As a result, The Speech and Stuttering Institute made an significant contribution to the quality of my life personally and professionally. To show my appreciation to Dr. Robert Kroll and his staff and to pay it forward, I suggested the first “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness and Fundraiser in 2012. Since then, “a million things I need to say” 1k/5k Walk for Stuttering Awareness has become an annual event in Toronto. After retiring and relocating to Newfoundland in 2017, I decided to continue my support for stuttering awareness, and to give recognition and support to The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for their invaluable work.
Director of Development
Loriellen Karam is the Director of Development for The Speech and Stuttering Institute. Loriellen has a long history in the not-for-profit industry, most recently as a Development Specialist for Major Gifts at the Baycrest Foundation and previously, as the Director of Membership for Holy Blossom. Loriellen has a passion for being able to make a lasting and meaningful positive impact on the lives of others. In her role at The S&SI, Loriellen’s current goal is to make major inroads to increase fundraising and effective communication to increase awareness and support for the organization’s mandate.
Director at Large NLASLPA
Josie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who currently provides service to an adult population, in both acute care and outpatient settings. She also sits as the executive member, Director-at-Large, for the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NLASLPA).
Ronan Corr has stutter all his life. He has been in speech therapy for all of his youth. Taken the Precision Fluency Shaping Program in the late 1990’s proved to be the most successful. Afterwards, he joined a Person Who Sutter Toastmaster club to help maintain his speech. Today he is a Web Developer who enjoys creating Web Sites and helping individuals get their idea online using WordPress.
Ronan helped put together this website for the 2017 and 2016 Stutter Walk and Run campaigns.
Lisa Wilder is a graphic designer who lives in Toronto. She has been involved in organizations and conferences for stuttering advocacy since the 1990s when she lived in Vancouver and was a member of BCAPS (the British COlumbia Association of People who Stutter). Today she is the webmaster for the Canadian Stuttering Association.