The MENTOR Network

Barbara Driscoll Direct Support Professional, REM Iowa

Between crafts, outings and festivities, Barbara Driscoll expands the circle of support in the lives of the young men she serves as a direct support professional at a small REM Iowa group home. “Barb has an amazing can-do attitude,” says Tom Johnson, Program Director at REM Iowa and Barbara’s nominator. “She is always thinking of ways to expand their knowledge, help them experience new things, develop news skills or make day-to-day tasks easier for them.”

Watch Barbara accept her 2013 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside her fellow winners in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.