The “B Team”

Roisin McManus, Joel Korte and Caryn Herring are the StutterTalk “B Team.” They have been hosting monthly episodes since 2010 and often report from stuttering events and conferences.

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CARYN HERRING, MS CCC-SLP is a “B Team” co-host, a person who stutters and a speech-language pathologist. She graduated from Purdue University with a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. While there, she was a research assistant studying stuttering and other communication disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, graduating summa cum laude. Currently, Caryn works at Our Time, an organization dedicated to helping kids who stutter, and at The Stuttering Therapy and Resource Center of Long Island, as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Caryn has presented at universities and conferences across the nation. Caryn has co-hosted the Stutter Talk “B-Team” since July, 2010 and was also featured on the MTV documentary, “True Life – I Stutter.”  Caryn has led National Stuttering Association local chapters in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York.

JoelKorteJOEL KORTE is an electrical engineer, entrepreneur, and a person who stutters. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of St. Thomas in 2007. Joel is the co-leader of the Minneapolis chapter of the teen (TWST) support group through the National Stuttering Association. Joel is the owner of the Chase Bliss Audio, a guitar effects pedal company, and is a musician. Joel lives with his wife and two boys, Chase and Griffin, in Ramsey, Minnesota.

ROISIN MCMANUS is a person who stutters. She is currently chapter co-leader of the Brooklyn National Stuttering Association Chapter (the Oliver Bloodstein Chapter). Róisín works as a registered nurse in the emergency room at NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, and is studying at NYU to become a Nurse Practitioner. She also enjoys doing yoga and being an undisciplined vegan.