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 18, 2019

Brianna Zelinko

Direct Support Professional
REM Minnesota

“I choose to work in this field because it gives me the feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment. I care about the individuals we serve and want to see their growth and health improve every day.  I love to do all sorts of art projects with them, bring them to the local dances, and do anything that makes their day brighter and brings smiles to their faces.”

November 11, 2019

Tiawanna Chaney

Direct Support Professional
REM Mississippi

“I choose to work in a direct support role simply because it is so rewarding. I am grateful to be able to make a small difference in the world. To be able to watch the individuals we serve grow and blossom is one of the best feelings. The individuals we serve bring out the best within you. They show tons of love, courage, respect, knowledge, and are such a joy to be around. I love being able to assist them, being able to teach them, creating new activities for them to enjoy, and getting them out in the community to explore their surroundings. It is always a blast when we’re out and about. So many personalities come alive. Recently, we went to the Memphis Zoo. The wonders, the oooh’s and aaah’s, excitement, smiles, laughter, and bonding with nature truly was a wonderful experience to have witnessed. Everyone enjoyed themselves to the fullest.”

November 4, 2019

Maria Roma

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative California

“I love helping patients and entertaining them. It’s always a joy seeing them smile.”

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