The MENTOR Network

DSP of the Week

At The MENTOR Network, we believe that our Direct Support Professionals—who help carry out The Network’s mission every day—should be valued, supported and recognized for a job well done. That’s why we’re honoring our direct support workforce and the tremendous difference they make each day in the lives of thousands of individuals we serve.

Each week, we’re recognizing one of our remarkable DSPs. Please take a moment to meet these talented individuals and remember to thank them for their commitment to the individuals we serve.

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June 18, 2018

Amanda Latraille

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“I enjoy everything about being a DSP. I enjoy seeing the people I work with accomplish their dreams and I love being able to help make a difference in their lives any way I can. One of my favorite activities is supporting the people I work with to help others in our community. We take part in the Meals on Wheels program monthly and it is very rewarding for all of us. We also love to be outside in the parks and picnic.”

June 12, 2018

Bradley Reffitt

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative Kentucky

“I enjoy helping the people we serve meet their goals and if they have had a bad day turning it around to make it a better one. Out in the community, I like to get coffee and run errands with them. We recently went to Walmart to shop for groceries and one of the individuals I serve was singing throughout the store. We snuck up on his roommate and he scared him. We all laughed and enjoyed ourselves.”

June 5, 2018

Sara Kowalke

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“I love making a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve. Helping them accomplish their goals and achieve new things is such a rewarding feeling! I especially love going to all of the Special Olympics events with them—from weekly practices to the out of town state tournaments. They have so much fun competing and it is awesome to see them have fun no matter if they win or lose!

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