The MENTOR Network

Robert Ruskowski Winner, ANCOR 2018 Arizona Direct Support Professional of the Year
Program Supervisor, Arizona MENTOR

As a Program Supervisor, Robert demonstrates leadership by volunteering to train new Program Coordinators and DSP staff. Last year, he was honored with the Direct Support Supervisor of the Year award by the state of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD).

“Robert treats the individuals he serves as part of his family with love, compassion and care; he is truly a genuine and rare individual.  He spends each and every day ensuring the individuals he serves are provided with opportunities that allow for maximum independence.” – Cathy Stephen, HR Business Partner, Redwood

Recently, Robert arranged a special surprise birthday party for an individual whose family lives on a Native American Reservation and who does not have contact with the individual on a day to day basis.  The party was special for not only the individual but the family as well.