Best Selling Author of Witness to Fitness, and creator of “Body Gospel”. She has starred in over 25 award winning videos including the best-selling “Buns of Steel”.
Donna is the only council member who served under President Bush and now President Obama on the President’s Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. She is an ambassador for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Initiative.”
Donna is a TV correspondent appearing on several different Networks. She was the producer and host of the “Donna Richardson’s Mind, Body & Spirit Show,” on TV One and the “Sweating in the Spirit” on the Word Network. Donna was the former co-host for the “ESPN Fitness Pro’s Show” and fitness expert with the “NBC Weekend Today Show.”
She has lectured and conducted seminars at schools, community centers, churches and corporations in 50 states, 50 countries and six continents. She has been a featured speaker with: God’s Leading Ladies, Sisters in the Spirit, Pantene Total You, and Eliminating Childhood Obesity Tours.
She was inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame and was named by Essence Magazine “One of Twenty Five of the Most Inspiring Women in America.” She receive the Mental & Physical Health Award from Essence and Congressional Black Caucus. She was awarded the “Family Leadership Legacy Award” by the Jack & Jill of America Foundation.
Donna broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest line dance with over 50,000 participants. She was also selected by Fitness Magazine as one of the top movers and shakers.
Donna is on the advisory board for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She served on the Women’s Sports Foundation and Board of Trustees, is an Advisor for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Donna is a board member of the LPGA Foundation and a former Spokesperson for the PGA of America.
Donna has taught in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls. She is founder of both Grow Green Get Fit, a nutritional, physical and environmental curriculum for school aged children, and of Girlfriends Coffee Talk Foundation.