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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May 3, 2021

Aidan Kelley

Direct Support Professional
REM Indiana

“I work in a direct support role because I enjoy caring for people. I’m here to help my team members and the people we serve reach their goals and deal with everyday problems and struggles.”

April 26, 2021

Karen Brown

Direct Support Professional
Florida MENTOR

“I work in a direct support role because I love helping people. The role is perfect for me―I’m able to care for the people we serve, help them, and provide the love they need. One of my favorite outings with them was a few years ago.  We organized a Halloween Trunk or Treat event where individuals would go Trunk to Trunk getting treats and eating all types of funny looking foods. It was a great event not only for the people we serve, but everyone involved.”

April 19, 2021

Becky Avila

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative California

“I have always loved helping people. It’s been a passion of mine ever since I was little. I support the people we serve by helping them schedule their appointments and outings, making sure they have what they need, and I lend a kind and considerate ear when they need to talk to someone. Some of my favorite outings with them include football games, concerts, WWE wrestling matches, and special events at NeuroRestorative. The best ones are those that they’ve been longlining to attend. Just to see the smiles on their faces is something―it’s the outcome after everything is done, and priceless.”

View DSPs from April