John D. Kemp
John D. Kemp, Esq. is President & CEO of The Viscardi Center. A renowned, global speaker and a person with a disability, he inspires others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, and persistence. Mr. Kemp is a co-founder of the American Association of People with Disabilities, and co-author of Reflections From A Different Journey. Mr. Kemp has received the Henry B. Betts Award, widely regarded as America’s highest honor for disability leadership and service. He has also received the Dole Leadership Prize, joining a prestigious group of international recipients including Nelson Mandela and two former US Presidents.
He also chairs Viscardi’s Project Accessible Oral Health, a global public-private partnership in pursuit of improved overall health and access for the disability community, as well as the e-Advisory Board of the Center’s new National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship dedicated to empowering innovative self-starters to self-employment success. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and Washburn University School of Law in 1974.