The MENTOR Network

Megan Beckett Direct Support Professional, REM Iowa

Megan takes community outings to a whole new level. The individuals she supports through REM Iowa’s Prevocational and Habilitation Services program in Hiawatha enjoy all-day trips to nature centers and zoos, local baseball games and more, despite the high level of support they require and sometimes aggressive behavior. Her colleagues admire her ability to gain the trust of the individuals she serves, helping them to live life to the fullest in the community.

“Megan consistently demonstrates warmth and compassion with the individuals she serves and treats each individual with respect,” says Shay Anderson, Program Director at REM Iowa and Megan’s nominator. “She does not see their disabilities, only their capabilities and forms quality relationships because of it.”