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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October 11, 2021

Charissa Jensen

Direct Support Professional
REM Minnesota

“I love being able to show up to a job where I know I’m making a difference. This summer, I really enjoyed being able to go swimming at the pool or lake with some of the women I serve. We also had a great time during our multiple visits to the Valley Fair! ”

October 4, 2021

Tammy Rice

Direct Support Professional
Kentucky MENTOR

“I love knowing that I am making a difference in someone’s life. It is a wonderful feeling to see the pure joy of the individuals we serve when they accomplish something new or do something for the first time. Out in the community, we enjoy finding new places, whether it’s a park to explore or a restaurant to try different foods.”

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.”

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