As President & CEO of the Tourette Association of America (TAA), Amanda Talty leads the only national organization dedicated to Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder advocacy, support and research. Her commitment to the individuals, families and supporting members of the community has played a tremendous role in leading the Association to establish strategic priorities and partnerships that promote awareness, hasten breakthroughs in scientific understanding and ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.
Having been recognized several times for her exemplary leadership, Talty has championed the development of life-changing programs and initiatives serving the TS and Tic Disorder community, leading a significant expansion in the reach and impact of these efforts. Particular highlights under her leadership include: the launch of a new chapter structure to provide local advocates and providers with the support needed to deliver impactful services to their community, the development of a robust volunteer training program, and a renewed focus on establishing cohorts that serve underserved populations – including the adult TS community – while elevating accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion efforts nationally.
Prior to her appointment as President & CEO in 2018, Talty served the Association for two years by spearheading its development, marketing, and chapter relations initiatives. Before joining the TAA, Talty spent 20 years in the nonprofit sector, developing and implementing strategic programs designed to spark organizational growth and sustainability.