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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June 28, 2021

Amber Derosier

Direct Support Professional
Florida MENTOR

“Caring for others who can’t care for themselves is truly one of the most rewarding things in life. Having family with similarities to some of the people we serve, I personally know how important dedicated DSPs are for those in need of support and care. Out in the community, my favorite thing to do is to take the individuals we serve out for lunch and to the park, though they would say they love shopping!”

June 21, 2021

Ida Koestner

Direct Support Professional
REM Minnesota

“I work as a DSP because I like to make a difference in people’s lives. I enjoy working with the ladies I serve and it’s an amazing feeling seeing them happy when they accomplish a goal or just light up with happiness. Out in the community, we love going to the Stingers baseball games. When the team scores they get so excited and they love to interact with others, especially the mascot!”

June 14, 2021

Gina Gasaway

Direct Support Professional
Indiana MENTOR

“I love being able to help the individuals we serve. To see the smiles on their faces and know I am part of that is a great feeling. Out in the community, we enjoy bowling together, picnics in the park, social gatherings, and holiday parties and special events with other organizations.”

June 7, 2021

Renee Awad

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative Pennsylvania

“I enjoy helping guide people we serve on their journey to living their most vibrant, healthy lives by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to reach their goals.”

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