The MENTOR Network

Our 2016 ANCOR DSP of the Year Award Nominees

Each year the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), the national association representing providers of community-based services to people with disabilities, chooses a Direct Support Professional from each state to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the people they serve. Nominees are judged on their success in helping people with disabilities build social networks and engage in substantive community participation and for advocating for the people they serve.

The MENTOR Network is proud to announce that our own Peter Mullaney, a Program Coordinator from REM Iowa, was chosen as ANCOR’s 2016 Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year. On behalf of all of us at The Network, congratulations, Peter, and thank you for all you do each day to help the people you serve live life to the fullest.

This year, 15 other staff members from The Network were also nominated by their colleagues for the Direct Support Professional of the Year award for their states. We invite you to meet all of our outstanding nominees and see how they’re making a difference each day for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Peter Mullany

Program Coordinator,
REM Iowa Community Services

Winner,
ANCOR 2016 Iowa Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Daisy Cobian

Direct Support Professional,
Cole Vocational Services Signal Hill

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Angela Fisher

Direct Support Professional,
REM Iowa Community Services

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Brianna Flaherty

Direct Support Professional,
REM Iowa Community Services

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Leslie Hollingquest

Direct Support Professional,
MENTOR Oregon

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Dorina Ibarra

Direct Support Professional,
California MENTOR

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Damien Johnson

Direct Support Professional,
MENTOR Oregon

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Cherknika King

Direct Support Professional,
Georgia MENTOR

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Martin Kjella

Direct Support Professional,
REM Minnesota

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Mallory Lima

Direct Support Professional,
Georgia MENTOR

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Antwelyon (Ann) Mangrum

Direct Support Professional,
Illinois MENTOR Community Services, Inc.

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Ayana Owens

Direct Support Professional,
Illinois MENTOR Community Services, Inc.

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Logan Ruesink

Direct Support Professional,
REM Minnesota

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Olive (Joy) Sanchez

Group Home Manager,
Florida MENTOR

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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April Stephens

Direct Support Professional,
Cole Vocational Services Norwalk

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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Megan Warren

Direct Support Professional,
Indiana MENTOR

Nominee,
ANCOR 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

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