Dr. Donna Rena Walton, EdD. is an author, speaker and disability advocate. She spent decades working to rebuild her world after a dangerous form of bone cancer threatened her life and forced the amputation of her left leg above the knee in 1976. A Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Founder and CEO of LEGGTalk, Inc., a for-profit empowerment service, Dr. Walton fills a void in the rehabilitation community through servicing underemployed women and teens with disabilities in the District of Columbia. Dr. Walton has more than 20 years’ experience in diversity and disability employment services, in both the public and private sectors, including The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), The United States Department of Labor Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the George Washington University Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (CRCRE). She currently serves as the Disability Program Manager for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Diversity and Inclusion Branch. Dr. Walton launched the Divas With Disabilities Project in 2012. Dr. Walton was an inaugural member of the Obama White House Disability Liaison’s Disability-African American Kitchen Cabinet and served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for a workgroup on accessibility and inclusion. She is the author of Shattered Dreams, Broken Pieces, her first book. Dr. Walton earned her bachelor’s degree from American University; a master’s degree in Adult Education from Syracuse University; and a doctoral degree in Counseling from The George Washington University.