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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November 13, 2018

Katrina Shutes

Direct Support Professional
REM Minnesota

“What I enjoy about working in a direct support role is coming to work every day and making a difference in someone else’s life. There is such happiness just knowing the love when you walk through the doors of their homes.”

November 5, 2018

Allison Owens

Direct Support Professional
Indiana MENTOR

“Being able to see the specific improvements and achievements in each person we serve makes my life better day by day.  My favorite thing to do in the community is to go to Miracle League to support the people we serve as they play baseball. Almost every one of the individuals I support is there, so I can spend time helping them and enjoy the day with them and staff outside of my normal work environment.”


October 29, 2018

Jalisa Lee

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative, Illinois

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is interacting and building relationships with the children we serve. I also like to see the progress in the children’s behavior and academic skills. On a recent outing we visited Cedar Lake. It was fun to see the participants in a different environment enjoying their free time from school work and being in the homes.”

View DSPs from October