Interim Executive Director

Margit Pukonen, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Margit Pukonen is the Program Director at The Speech and Stuttering Institute.  She received her Master of Health Science degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Toronto and has worked at The S&SI (formerly Speech Foundation of Ontario) since it opened its doors in the 1980s. She has been a front line clinician, managed the clinical programs and has overseen the development and evaluation of new treatment and professional training programs for children with motor speech disorders.  She has participated in research studies and coauthored publications on the subject. She also has  extensive experience running and developing group therapy programs and professional training workshops. Under Margit’s professional leadership we look forward to continuing to offer our unique brand of excellence in care, education, research, and adaptability to help serve our clients best!

Email Margit Pukonen at: margitp@speechandstuttering.com

LK photoDirector of Development 

Loriellen Karam

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.

Email Loriellen Karam at: loriellenk@speechandstuttering.com