David DeNotaris, MA is an inspirational speaker, author, trainer and executive coach. For over 25 years, he has empowered individuals and organizations to transform obstacles into opportunities. David delivers captivating and uplifting messages for teams and audiences of all sizes. David is also the author of Feeling Your Way through Life. He creates customized workshops and trainings for government agencies, colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and Fortune 500 Companies nationally. Legally blind since birth, David is a nationally recognized expert in vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities. He earned his MA in Educational Leadership and Administration and his undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is an elected school board director of the Lower Dauphin County School board since 2019. David has had leadership roles in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most recently, serving as Executive Director of the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
David DeNotaris – Dave@possibilitythinkers.net
Eileen Rivera Ley is an entrepreneur and innovative leader in the disability inclusion space. In her work as an accessibility strategist, Ms. Ley directs programs that prepare people with disabilities for career success. In addition, she serves as a diabetes accessibility adviser. Her company, Blind Savvy USA, creates and deliver groundbreaking programs such as “Blind Savvy Strengths™”, “Advocating for Your Financial Future™,” and “Low Vision Logic™”, a common-sense approach to working with low vision. Since Covid-19, she partnered with Sky’s the Limit Communications to develop and create “ACE Academy Online,” a fully-accessible and fully-inclusive Pre-ETS leadership, networking, and career exploration series.
Before founding Blind Savvy USA, Ms. Ley led the national advocacy efforts for the NFB Diabetes Action Network, including publishing Voice of the Diabetic Magazine. Prior to this, she served as the Founding Administrator for the John Hopkins Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center of the Wilmer Eye Institute.
Legally blind since birth, Ms. Ley earned a BA in Economics from Harvard College, and an MBA in Healthcare from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. In 2021, she was featured as International Woman of the Year by the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Blind Savvy USA was selected as one of Maryland’s Top 100 minority business enterprises in 2013 and Ms. Ley was honored as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2011. She serves as a board member of the Maryland State Boychoir; a member of Employment Committee of the National Federation of the Blind; and as a Trustee of the Friends of Maryland Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. She resides in Baltimore MD