Our Current Committee

Rachel Everard

Treasurer

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Rachel qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1996.

She works at City Lit in London. Rachel delivers therapy to groups of adults and runs professional development courses for qualified SLTs. She co-edited ‘Stammering Therapy from the Inside: New Perspectives on Working with Young People and Adults’ (Cheasman, Everard & Simpson, 2013) and completed an MRes in Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders. Rachel is Treasurer for the National Dysfluency CEN.

Christiane Dehnhardt

Communication Officer

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Christiane qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1996. She works as an Independent Therapist in SW London and Surrey, specialising in children and adults who stammer and is Head SLT at BeneTalk, developing digital solutions for people who stammer. Christiane joined the National Dysfluency CEN committee in 2017 as Communication Officer, developing and managing the website and social media accounts.

Kevin Fower

Chair

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Kevin qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2006.

He has been working at the Michael Palin Centre since 2009 and specialises in children and adults who stammer. Kevin teaches courses at the MPC, across the UK and abroad. He is involved in the research programme at the Centre and completed an MRes in Applied Research in Human Communication Disorders. 

Kevin is Chair of the National Fluency CEN. 

Oli Cheadle

Study Day Coordinator

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Oli qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2015.

He works in Herefordshire and sees a varied caseload, including people who stammer. Oli joined the National Fluency CEN committee in September 2018 as a Study Day Coordinator.

Ali Berquez

Study Day Coordinator

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Ali Berquez is Clinical Lead for Children at the Michael Palin Centre, London and a certified European Fluency Specialist. She obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre in 2005 and a BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice in 2019. Ali was Joint Project Lead for the Stammering Information Programme, to develop awareness and skills about stammering in the education workforce in the UK, which completed in 2010. Ali joined the National Fluency CEN committee in October 2019 as a Study Day Coordinator.

Stephanie Burgess

Study Day Coordinator

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Steph qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2006 and is the Clinical Lead for Dysfluency for Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. She was Chair of the Yorkshire and Humber Dysfluency CEN for 3 years. Steph set up a national teletherapy service in 2017 in partnership with the BSA, for which she won a Guardian Public Service Award. In 2019, Steph received a Giving Voice award for her video-poem, Speak up for Communication, voiced by Michael Palin, among others. Steph joined the National Fluency CEN committee in July 2020 as a Study Day Coordinator.

Debra Craven

Membership Secretary

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Debra qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1991.

In 2009, she joined the Specialist Dysfluency Team in Sunderland and South Tyneside and currently works with children and adults who stammer, providing individual and group therapy.

Debra joined the National Dysfluency CEN committee in November 2019 as Membership Secretary.

Siobhan Ward

Minutes Secretary

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Siobhan qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 1990 and works in East Yorkshire. She volunteered as a student at an adult support group run by Trudy Stewart, worked as a mainstream schools therapist and now works in the specialist dysfluency team. She has recently been involved in the successful arts project My Stammering Tap, aimed at raising public awareness of stammering. She is Minutes Secretary for the National Dysfluency CEN.

Kirsten Howells

Editor of Signal

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Kirsten qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2003.

She works as an independent therapist in Cheshire and NW England, working with children who stammer or clutter.

Kirsten is the Editor of Signal, the newsletter of the National Dysfluency CEN.

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