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LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center

411 S. Prieur New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 556-7585 | Fax:(504) 556-7574




Donald Leger|LA-BPS Project Manager| 
Donald Leger joined the staff of LSUHSC Human Development Center in 2006. He worked as a Benefits Specialist, serving as a Social Security Benefits Planner under Louisiana's first Social Security back to work program (Louisiana Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach (BPAO) Project with the Governor's Office of Disability Affairs from 2001 - 2006. Donald entered the field of social services in 1997 with the ARC of Lafayette as an employment specialist/job developer for persons with disabilities seeking community based employment. Donald is a 1983 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.


David Legendre|Benefits Planning Specialist, LATAN| 
David Legendre joined the staff of LSU/HSC Human Development Center in 1999. Prior to that he had spent almost twenty years with the LA Department of Health and Hospitals, including ten years with the LA Developmental Disabilities Council. Prior to his retirement from HDC in 1999, he worked as a Employment Advisor on the Supported Employment Continuous Improvement Project and the Benefits Planning Assistance and Outreach Project. After his retirement, David served as a Community Work Incentive Coordinator for the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Project. He is currently employed by the LA Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN), splitting his time between serving as Program Director of the AT Financial Loan Program and as a Benefits Planning Specialist. David received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans and his Masters of Arts from Louisiana State University.


Susan G. Killam, M.Ed. | 
Susan G. Killam has worked for over 25 years in the area of employment and disability policy. Ms. Killam is a tireless advocate for the civil rights of all people but specifically for individuals with disabilities. She has a Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked at the federally funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Supported Employment. Ms. Killam began her career in Louisiana in 1990 as the Lead Trainer for the Supported Employment Systems Change Grant. At the conclusion of the Supported Employment Systems Change grant, she served as Executive Director of AcME, Inc. (an employment agency initiated by six parents of individuals with disabilities) for 10 years. Ms. Killam has published several articles on supported employment and disability services and is one of the authors of APSE’s Ethical Guidelines. Ms. Killam has consulted and provided training and TA on supported employment and disability policy in a number of states and Canada. She has served on numerous governor-appointed councils and boards and is one of the founding members of the Louisiana SE Network and served as President from 1996-2001. Aside from being a member of LA APSE, Sue is the Regional Delegate national APSE.



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