Who We Are: West South Central Work Incentives Planning and Assistance

Susan G. “Sue” Killam, M.Ed., CWIC, CESP

Sue Killam has worked for over 25 years in the area of employment and disability policy. 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 and when that grant ended, she served as Director of a supported employment agency for individuals with disabilities.  Sue has worked at all levels of disability employment and has provided employment first training for several decades.  She worked on the initial Louisiana Benefits Assistance Planning and Outreach (LA-BPAO) grant and also provides Social Security training on the impact of wages on SSA benefits .  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. Sue is currently a governor-appointed State as Model Employer (SAME) taskforce member.

Rose Angelocci, Ph.D., CRC, CWIC

Rose Angelocci
Rose Angelocci is a benefits planner with the Human Development Center’s West South Central WIPA Program. Since 2018, Rose has provided benefits counseling for Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities as they explore employment sometimes for the first time or are returning to work following the onset of a disability. Dr. Angelocci assists beneficiaries in navigating various benefit systems (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, housing, etc.) so they understand the impact of earnings on the benefits they receive and the guidelines under which changes can be expected. Rose is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC).

Donald “Ray” Leger, BA, CWIC

Donald "Ray" Leger
Project Manager

Donald “Ray” Leger works as the Director of West South Central Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WSC-WIPA), an initiative in the Transition, Employment, and Careers area of HDC’s focus. Ray started employment with HDC in December 2006. Prior to that, he worked for more than 18 years consecutively in the television news industry, the Arc of Acadiana, and the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs (GODA). He came to know HDC during his tenure in GODA because his trainer, Lloyd DeMers, was an HDC employee at the time. Ray has truly been welcomed and supported by HDC family throughout his tenure at HDC.  

Ray is living the dream of being of service to others in need and more so, those whose lives are affected by how others perceives them because of their disabilities.   He likes to think he helps to champion them in ways that other Social Service organizations aren’t able to.  The HDC’s commitment to serving persons with developmental disabilities as a UCEDD organization aligns with Ray’s goals to see persons with disabilities live lives on equal footing as persons without disabilities, in wages, housing, etc.

Ray is happily married to his lovely wife of 25 years, Marie Jack-Leger, and we have two beautiful daughters, Teliyah (20) and Leilani (7).  His upbringing was always centered around God first, family, and service to others.  Ray wants others to know that if anyone takes anything from their contact with him, he hopes that it’s apparent to them that that is who he is.