Val Renault develops and disseminates informational materials about the work conducted by the RTC/IL. This includes producing fact sheets, newsletters, videos, brochures and other materials, as well as overseeing the Center's website and social media outreach.
She also assists in implementing projects, including the CDC-funded Disability and Health Program, the Employment Systems Change Coalition, and the Community Engagement Initiative. As part of a collaboration with the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, she authored reports about Improving Access to Health Care for Kansans with Brain Injuries (PDF) and Improving Access to Health Care for Kansans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PDF). She provides training as well, including an online training about animal emergency preparedness.
She has worked as a professional communicator at the University of Kansas Hospital, the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved, the KU School of Business and the Kansas City Art Institute.
She also taught English literature and composition at KU for nine years.
Renault has a master's degree in English literature from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in secondary education with a language arts concentration from the University of Kansas.