Danny grew up just 20 minutes from New York City in Riverdale, NY. Although diagnosed with a learning disability as a child, he had a survivor’s instinct and by the time he graduated from high school, he was an active, successful student. On Cloud Nine after being accepted into Syracuse University in 1991, his worst nightmare turned into reality when a car accident left him a paraplegic.
Years of therapy and rehab asked everything of him physically, emotionally, and spiritually, but along the way he discovered the person he was meant to be. He attended and, in 1991, graduated from the famed Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications with a degree in Television Radio Film Management. He went on to receive a J.D. degree in 1998 from the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.
Danny believes that people with disabilities should be encouraged to participate in athletics, and he sets the bar high. He is a wheelchair tennis player and competes in USTA tournaments throughout the country. He is also a long-distance hand-cycle rider, water skier, snow skier and sailor.
Today, Danny collaborates with his wife/business partner, Lynn, to interview clients and create presentations that Danny commits to memory. They understand that each company or organization is unique regarding the issues and challenges their employees face in their careers and lives, and they tailor Danny’s presentations to address those specific needs. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Fordham School of Law, Lynn works in Talent Management in the U of M’s Office of Development, in addition to being Vice President of Heumannly Capable, Inc.
“When Danny speaks, people listen. In a packed auditorium you could hear a pin drop. Danny gave a riveting account of his own young life interrupted by a devastating car accident that left his back broken, but not his spirit.” - Bernie Siegel, Executive Director, Genetics Policy Institute
"The Young Scientists Fund acts as a sort of early stage seed venture fund. We allow the early career scientists to take risks -- that's the whole point. The NIH doesn't want this sort of risk. But we do. If it pays off, investigators may well get NIH funding.”
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