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.

If you would like to nominate someone for DSP of the Week, please visit our nomination page.

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August 30, 2021

Amber Markham

Direct Support Professional
REM Iowa

“I work in direct care for the connection we create with the individuals we serve and the joy that comes from building relationships with them. My favorite outing includes taking them to the local store ― they always enjoy going to get a pop and I love seeing their excitement.”

August 23, 2021

Carolyn Cornett

Direct Support Professional
REM West Virginia

“My job as a DSP is to help the individuals we serve enjoy life and I am proud to be part of their lives. I love to see their smiles when we go for lunch, get their hair cut or styled, or get dressed up for parties. I feel good knowing I am able to put smiles on their faces, as they put a smile on mine.”

August 16, 2021

Lauren Sobush

Direct Support Professional
Florida MENTOR

“I choose to work in the direct support role as it is the most rewarding job in the world. Every day I come to work I feel so happy because the individuals I serve are the most loving people. As soon as you come into their home, they greet you with huge smiles and open arms.”

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