Advisory Committee Co-Chairman
Author, “Now What?”
JR Harding is a recognized disability leader from both personal and professional experiences. As a two time quadriplegic and author of “Now What?” accessibility expert, and international speaker, he has contributed to national, state, and community policy for the independence and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. He has served under the administration of two United States Presidents, four Florida Governors, and continuously serves on a number of community-based organizations. He is the first person with a significant disability to graduate from both Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee. Additionally, he is co-founder of Florida Disability Mentoring Day. Dr. Harding completed his doctorate from Florida State University (FSU) in Higher Education and Public Policy. He and his lovely wife, Erika, live and work in Tallahassee, Florida.