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 19, 2020

Stephen Palino

Direct Support Professional
Massachusetts Adult Day Health

“I choose to work in a direct support role because I truly enjoy helping others. My goal every day is to help the people we serve achieve their highest level of independence in their daily activities. I especially enjoy facilitating life enrichment activities, such as exercise classes, baking groups, and therapeutic recreation.”

October 12, 2020

Glamour Jean

Direct Support Professional
New Jersey MENTOR

“I like spending time with the individuals we serve and using my experience as a care giver to help them do the things they enjoy.  Some of our favorite things to do together include playing games, cooking, and going to the park and mall.”

October 5, 2020

Amanda Paige Stewart

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative Virginia

“I choose to work in a direct support role because I truly love being a caregiver. I am able to assist the people we support with daily living activities, help them with their medications, and make sure everyone is engaged and happy. Due to the pandemic we haven’t been able to go on community outings so we had to get creative and recently went to a drive-thru zoo where we had an amazing time feeding the animals and laughing together!”

View DSPs from September