The MENTOR Network

Patrice Russum Winner, Nevada DSP of the Year
Program Supervisor, REM Nevada

Patrice Russum is a Program Supervisor with REM Nevada, where she works in the Sunny Days home. Patrice has helped create a culture of communication, understanding and caring at the program. Staff and individuals alike are inspired by her leadership and caring. Patrice works to maintain a happy and joyful environment in the home. When the lead DSP in the program explained that they wanted to become a Program Supervisor, Patrice provided her with the tools and training she needed to grow. Even though it would mean losing her lead staff member to another program once she became a program supervisor, Patrice is a natural leader and took it upon herself to help her DSP succeed.