about the national alliance


Speakers Bureau

National Alliance for Accessible


Thank you for your interest in the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and our network of industry experts available to speak at your next event. We pride ourselves on delivering education and resources that can be applied to your organizations as we all work together to ensure the game of golf is a game for all.

Live or virtual, podium or panel, podcasts and more, if we don't have the expert, we'll help you find one!

Areas of focus for our Alliance include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and what golf course owners, operators, managers, superintendents and the entire golf course staff should know.
  • Access versus Inclusion. Do you know the difference?
  • Creating welcoming and inclusive environments.
  • Communicating with individuals with disabilities.
  • The therapeutic value of golf.
  • Starting a program at your facility.

The Alliance, with the exception of our Executive Director, is an "all volunteer" organization with representation on our Board from the leading golf associations and organizations in the country, to include the USGA, PGA, LPGA, NGCOA, GCSAA, GCBAA, ASGCA, NCA, CMAA, American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), and more.

For that reason, unless otherwise indicated, your consideration is appreciated regarding offsetting travel expenses if required.

  • Virtual - Speaker specific if applicable
  • On-Site Event (in-person):
    • Travel expenses to include airfare, lodging, meals and transportation to and from the event.
    • Expenses are negotiable if the speaker resides near the in-person event or personally elects to waive.
    • Some speakers may elect to waive any applicable Speaker Fee or portion in lieu of a donation from your organization to the National Alliance to support our mission.

Please review the following list of speakers and contact Dave Barton, PGA, Executive Director at info@accessgolf.org if your organization is interested in any of these speakers or topics for your next event! We appreciate you considering the Alliance to support the education goals of your organization and events.

Please Click here for additional information on how we can assist with your event! Thank you!


Name Org/Title Areas of Expertise Speaker Fees &/or Expenses
Dave Barton, PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America)
Executive Director, National Alliance for Accessible Golf
National Alliance education, advocacy, resources and grants.
Creating Welcoming, Accessible and Inclusive Environments.
Travel Expenses.
Donation to the Alliance in lieu of speaker fee    appreciated. 
Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA (American Society of Golf Course Architects)
Owner Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design
Past President - ASGCA
Alliance Board Member
The ADA as it applies to golf facility design and access (golf course and buildings).
Creating Welcoming, Accessible and Inclusive Environments.  
Travel Expenses.
Donation to the Alliance in lieu of speaker fee appreciated. 
Dana Dempsey, MS, CTRS
(Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist)
Director, Therapeutic Recreation
Scottish Rite Hospital
Alliance Board Member
Using golf to improve physical, social, emotional, and intellectual wellness with youth who have physical disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions.
Travel Expenses.
Donation to the Alliance in lieu of speaker fee appreciated. 
Dr. Amanda Kloo, PhD
N-21 Special Education 
Special Populations Exercise & FitnessTrainer
Inclusive Recreation Specialist
Director of Inclusive Recreation, National Inclusion Project
Creating inclusive environments.
Communicating and working with individuals with disabilities. 
Implementing best practices in inclusive recreation services. 
Aligning programming to the national Standards for Inclusive Recreation.
Becoming an accredited Inclusive Recreation Program.
Effective coaching & instructional strategies to support children who have disabilities.
Customized for each event based on location, goals, group size, delivery mode (in-person/virtual), etc.
David Windsor, PGA (Professional Golfers Association of America)
Founder, Adaptive Golf Academy
Adaptive Golf Director, Georgia State Golf Association
Alliance Advisory Board Member
Specializing in developing community-based programs for individuals with disabilities through coach training workshops, empowering coaches and volunteers to provide safe and effective instruction to anyone with an adaptive need.
Customized for each event based on location, goals, group size, delivery mode (in-person/virtual), etc.
Mindy Derr
Golf Therapy Design, Professional Speaker, Consultant
Founder, Wellness and Golf, Mindy Derr LLC
Program Designer, OhioHealth Fore Hope, 2017, Ambassador
Founder, Fore Hope, Inc., 1989
Health recovery through golf therapy.
Patient experiences: quality of life, recreation activity, community reintegration
Importance of inclusion for persons with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Resource development and turn-key processes for golf therapy programs.
Customized for each event based on location, goals, group size, delivery mode (in-person/virtual), etc.
Joan W. Stein
ADA Expert, Trainer and Consultant
President, Stein Consulting, LLC
ADA Consultant, 1991 to present
National ADA Consultant for the USGA, 2007 to present
ADA Compliance Facility Reviews
ADA consultation for special and sporting events.
Staff training on ADA issues and customer service.
Employment and policy consultation.
Customized for each event based on location, goals, group size, delivery mode (in-person/virtual), etc., plus all travel expenses.