Dr. Pam Leconte
Dr. Pam is a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) and began her career in vocational rehabilitation (VR) shortly after graduating from college. Her areas of expertise are career assessment and vocational evaluation, transition services and assessment, disability public policy and legal issues. She has provided vocational evaluation, vocational support services, and transition personnel preparation as a practitioner and in her role as a university faculty member at The George Washington University (GWU). As an advocate for career assessment and vocational evaluation, she has facilitated or started several such programs within vocational rehabilitation, public schools, workforce development, and adult education. Pam has obtained millions of dollars of funding via federal grants and began the first Rehabilitation Services Administration funded program emphasizing transition with vocational evaluation. The GWU Collaborative Vocational Evaluation Training program successfully operated from 1984-2014.
During her career, she completed an extended professional fellowship with the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee pertaining to people with disabilities. Currently, she is retired from the university, but serves as a professorial lecturer for graduate students. In the past, Pam has served in national, regional and state leadership roles, such as President of the national Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association (VEWAA), Commissioner for the Commission on Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES), and Board member for the Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Specialists (VECAP) association. Throughout the years, she provided consultation, program evaluation, and personnel training for multiple states, VR agencies, school systems, professional groups, and universities.