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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January 21, 2020

Lacey Elliott

Direct Support Professional
Indiana MENTOR

“I choose to work in a direct support role to be able to connect to the people I provide support to and see them strive as individuals. I love being able to watch them meet their goals and being a part of why they were able to get there. Out in the community, I absolutely love going to their sport meets. I had the opportunity of seeing the individuals I work with earn medals and even go to the state competition all while having fun and doing their very best. Seeing the smiles on their faces when they realize what they accomplished all on their own is one of the best parts of my job.”

January 13, 2020

Melissa Ferguson

Direct Support Professional
Indiana MENTOR

“I’m currently a program supervisor and have worked for Indiana MENTOR going on 12 years. I love helping the people we serve and seeing them succeed and become more independent. One of my favorite things to do with them is support their participation in Special Olympics. I absolutely love taking them to Terre Haute and watching them do their events and receive their medals and ribbons. I also enjoy Miracle League with them.”

January 6, 2020

Maria Nympha Reyes

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative California

“I love helping people, especially patients who want to help themselves and get better and patients who don’t have anybody else.”

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