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 3, 2020

Liliana Martinez

Direct Support Professional
Creative Home Programs, California

“I enjoy making a difference in the lives of the children and families we work with. It is so rewarding to watch the children achieve every little milestone and accomplishment as they work towards a bright future. I recently went on a community outing with one of the children we serve and it was great to see how her social skills have developed. Seeing her happily interacting with another child and being vocal while playing was amazing!”

July 27, 2020

Connie Whiteman

Direct Support Professional
REM West Virginia

“I choose to work in a direct support role because I feel that the people we support are as important as anyone else to the health of our communities. I enjoy being part of their lives and being able to help them enjoy life to the fullest. One of our favorite things to do together is to go out for a car ride and count the different colored trucks.”

July 20, 2020

Amanda Gonzalez

Direct Support Professional
Creative Home Programs, California

“I love to see the children we serve develop and grow.  I especially love the moment when a child finally understands what you are trying to teach them and how proud they become when showing off their new skill.”

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