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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


Who We Are


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.



Rose Angelocci, Ph.D., CRC, CVRT, LPC |
Rose Angelocci is the Assistant Project Coordinator for the Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children and Youth housed within the Human Development Center at the LSU Health New Orleans. From 1987 to 2017, Dr. Angelocci worked at the Training, Resource and Assistive-Technology Center (TRAC) at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Angelocci has a doctorate in counselor education from the University of New Orleans and a Masters in Health Sciences in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University. Dr. Angelocci is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor/Supervisor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist. Dr. Angelocci has over 25 years of experience in assessing and training persons with disabilities (visual, hearing, learning, and physical) in the use of assistive technology and Braille. She has 30 years of experience in operating residential programs for the blind. In addition, she has experience in conducting vocational evaluations and teaching work readiness skills with clients with disabilities.  Dr. Angelocci has served as adjunct faculty at the University of New Orleans and has taught graduate-level courses in Braille, counseling theories, counseling techniques, counselor supervision, and lifespan development. 




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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