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John D. Kemp

President and CEO

The Viscardi Center

John D. Kemp is the President & CEO of The Viscardi Center, a network of non-profit organizations that provides a lifespan of services that educate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities, based in Albertson, NY. He is widely respected for his many achievements, both in the corporate and nonprofit worlds. As a person with a disability who uses four prostheses, Kemp inspires others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, personality, and persistence. Kemp graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and from Washburn University School of Law in 1974. Kemp was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Washburn University School of Law in May, 2003.

Linda Akutagawa

President and CEO

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP)

Linda Akutagawa is the President and CEO for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), where she is responsible for LEAP’s strategic directions, operations, relationships and collaborations. A beneficiary of LEAP’s leadership training and a passionate social entrepreneur for over 20 years, Akutagawa has dedicated herself to continuing the cycle to leadership development and to inspiring Asian and Pacific Islanders to aspire to leadership roles in all sectors of society. She serves on several nonprofit boards and is a graduate of the California State University at Los Angeles with a B.S. in International Business and a minor in Economics.

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