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.

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July 18, 2016

Cahla LaFontaine

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“I enjoy making the people I support happy and helping them live a fulfilled life.  A great community outing we enjoyed recently involved helping someone we support attend the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics.”

July 11, 2016

Renee Musheno

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative Florida

“I love my work with the residents. Their daily progress and unbelievable courage and tenacity to overcome their everyday challenges is what makes my heart filled with gratitude every day. It is a privilege to interact with these incredible individuals. I feel very blessed. I have a participant I have taken to our local health club for seven years and six months, five days a week, and he is waiting for me every morning at 6:45am ready to go. How many people have that much dedication to their physical health? I am so proud of him.”

July 4, 2016

Gwen Gilbert-Holden

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“I enjoy putting a smile on the faces of the people I work with. One of the individuals I support loves to drive along the river and talk about fishing. Seeing him smile as he talks about fishing makes me smile.”

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