PETER REITZES, MA, CCC-SLP, is President, Host and Co-founder of StutterTalk. Peter is a person who stutters and an ASHA certified, North Carolina licensed, speech-language pathologist working in an elementary school in Durham, NC and in private practice in Chapel Hill, NC. Mr. Reitzes is author of 50 Great Activities for Children Who Stutter: Lessons, Insights, and Ideas for Therapy Success (PRO-ED) and co-wrote Stuttering: Myths, Beliefs and Straight Talk – a brochure for the Stuttering Foundation. Mr. Reitzes has written numerous articles on stuttering and has taught graduate level stuttering courses at Long Island University, St. John’s University and Touro College. Peter has volunteered for FRIENDS, the National Stuttering Association and the Our Time Theatre Company and was co-facilitator of 2002’s Stutter Across America – a series of eight summer workshops hosted in cities across the United States.
PAUL MAMPILLY is the owner of Capuchin Group LLC. Capuchin Group LLC operates Capuchinomics.com, an investment news and advisory service and offer consulting services to professional investors. Prior to Capuchin Group, Paul was editor and Analyst at The Palm Beach Letter, Managing Director at at Kinetics Asset Management. Paul has 24 years of experience as an investment professional working at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, ING Funds. Paul received his MBA from Fordham University, in New York in 1996 and completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program in 1998.
JOHN COAKLEY is currently working towards a degree in Library and Information Science at the Palmer School, with a concentration in the Archival Sciences. His previous work experience includes tutoring, academic administration, and magazine publishing. He has served as Vice President of his building’s Co-Op board and oversaw a number of extensive improvement projects. John plays drums with a country-punk band called Dirty Wings. He stutters, and as a child worked with both Rochester’s Al Sigl Center and SUNY Geneseo’s Speech and Language Clinic in managing said disability.