John D. Kemp

President & CEO

Headshot of John D. KempJohn D. Kemp, Esq., is an accomplished executive widely respected for his many achievements in the corporate and nonprofit worlds. He has decades of experience in the disability movement as a disabled leader. His previous leadership roles include serving as the National Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, President and CEO of VAS Arts and VSA Arts International, and as General Counsel and Vice President of Development for the National Easter Seal Society, among others. In 1995, he co-founded the American Association of People with Disabilities. He recently served as president and CEO of the Viscardi Center and Henry Viscardi School.

John is a recipient of the Henry B. Betts Award, widely regarded as America’s highest honor for disability leadership and service, and the Dole Leadership Prize from the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, whose recipients include Nelson Mandela and former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

As board chair/member or partner, John has supported numerous leading disability and nonprofit organizations. In 2001, he became a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C., where he developed an active federal legislative and lobbying practice. A much sought-after global speaker, in 2019 John spoke at the inaugural Symposium on Disability Rights, co-sponsored by Lakeshore and the UAB Institute for Human Rights.

His latest book, Disability Friendly: How to Move from Clueless to Inclusive, is a clarion call to businesses around the world to realize the opportunities presented by employing people with disabilities. It explains the potential of disabled employees, how to create a culture of inclusion, and, in the process, help people with disabilities become proud contributors.

John graduated from Georgetown University and Washburn University School of Law. He has received two Honorary Doctorate degrees, the first an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Washburn University School of Law, and the second, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Connecticut, while serving as the Graduate School Commencement Speaker.

Jen Remick Allred

Chief of Programs & Special Projects

Headshot of Jen Allred, Chief of Programs & Special Projects.As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Allred is responsible for the development, implementation and management of the programs of physical activity as well as the membership programs which annually serve thousands of individuals with physical disabilities and chronic health conditions in the Birmingham region. A 1994 graduate of the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Communications, Ms. Allred returned to her hometown of Baltimore to work for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and later served as a marketing manager for the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Ms. Remick moved to Alabama in 2000 and has been with Lakeshore ever since. In her tenure she has also worked in the fields of development, special events and communications for the organization. Allred has been honored to serve in a volunteer capacity as part of the communications staff for Team USA at the London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Ms. Allred serves on the Board of the Alabama Association of Non Profits.

Cathy Miller

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Headshot of Cathy Miller, Chief Operating & Financial Officer.Ms. Miller currently serves as Chief Operating & Financial Officer of Lakeshore Foundation. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of North Alabama and a MBA from Samford University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. At Lakeshore, Miller oversees the accounting, human resources, information technology and facility operation departments. Since joining Lakeshore in 1997, the organization has experienced significant growth and increased activities. Prior to working at Lakeshore Cathy worked at Ernst & Young, an international accounting firm and Vulcan Materials Company.

Miller was recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal in 2007 as a Mover and Shaker in the Finance World and in 2009 as a Top CFO Finalist for Nonprofit Organizations. She was a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2009, the 2011 Momentum Women’s Leadership Class and the 2013 Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute.

Amy Rauworth

Chief Research & Innovation Officer

Headshot of Amy Rauworth, Chief of Development & Strategic Partnerships.Ms. Rauworth is the Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Lakeshore Foundation. She strives for advocacy efforts that work in and among partnerships that prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion. She leads the sports science research and innovation efforts, community health, and advocacy and policy work at Lakeshore Foundation. Since 2003, she has served within the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). NCHPAD is a National Center on Disability of the Disability and Health Branch, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ms. Rauworth is an Illinois native and graduated from Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She relocated to Alabama in 2012 to join Lakeshore Foundation and the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative. She is a clinical exercise physiologist by training and has over 25 years of experience in public health practice including state, national and international efforts. Nationally she serves on the Physical Activity Alliance Board of Directors. In the state of Alabama, she serves on the Alabama Trails Commission, Red Mountain Park Board, Ruffner Mountain Board and Innovate Alabama’s Outdoor Recreation Advisory Roundtable. Outdoor recreation is a passion, and she enjoys nature as often as possible with her husband (EJ), two daughters (Katie and Lauren) and dog (Wrigley).