We're pleased to announce that Rachel Everard is joining the BSA staff team as Service Director.
Rachel has had strong links with the BSA since her early 20s, when she first turned to the organisation for help and support with her stammer. Since then she has served as trustee and chair before training as a speech and language therapist. With over 22 years’ experience working with people who stammer (mostly at the City Lit), Rachel has become highly specialised in her field, combining her clinical work with researching and writing about stammering.
Service Director role
In her new role, Rachel will be overseeing our guidance and information, and will take the lead in ensuring that we carry on providing excellent and impartial, information, evidence-based advice and signposting for those affected by stammering. She'll also be responsible for testing out a webchat service.
Jane Powell, CEO, said, "I am delighted that Rachel has agreed to join the BSA. This is a new post which will be focused on putting the provision of support and information at the heart of the organisation. We’ve ambitious plans for 2019 - this is a huge role, and Rachel has the skills and the experience to fill it."
Rachel said, “I am very excited about taking on this new role at the BSA, an organisation which has always been close to my heart - without the BSA I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would like everyone who stammers and their families to be given the support they need, at the time they most need it. I look forward to working with Jane, staff, trustees, volunteers and members in realising the BSA vision of making the world a better place for people who stammer."
Rachel takes up her new role on 1st February 2019 and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.