B. J. LeJeune
B. J. LeJeune is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist who serves as the Training Supervisor at the NRTC. She has years of direct service in the field of rehabilitation working with consumers who are blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind. Working closely with other research and training staff, she is responsible for designing and implementing knowledge translation activities of the NRTC. Her major areas of experience and expertise include working with special populations including persons who are deaf-blind, senior adults, transition age students, and individuals who have acquired or traumatic brain injury. While at the NRTC, she has worked as a Principal Investigator on several research and training projects including most recently Persons Aging with Hearing and Vision Loss, Transition, the Vision Specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation Program, various Program Evaluations and the current NIDRR funded RRTC project. The Association for Education and Rehabilitation (AER) of the Blind and Visually Impaired presented her the Alfred Allen Award in 2002 for her contributions to direct service and AER Division XI presented her with the Bruce McKenzie Award in 2010 for her service in the field of Vision Rehabilitation. She is the Executive Director of CARE Ministries, a non-profit serving people who are blind, serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the field of Vision Rehabilitation Therapy for the Academy for the Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals, and is active on the Braille Bill Advisory Committee for the Mississippi Department of Education.