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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December 18, 2017

Tassy Watkins

Direct Support Professional
NeuroRestorative Kentucky

“What I enjoy about working as a Life Skills Trainer is helping others—preparing good meals that they enjoy and making sure they are happy and healthy.”

December 11, 2017

Bryce Hanson

Direct Support Professional
REM North Dakota

“What I enjoy most about working in a direct support role is the feeling of accomplishment that comes from helping people improve their lives.  Out in the community, the men I work with really enjoy bowling and so do I. We have a great time together—there are smiles and laughter the entire time.”

November 27, 2017

Tina James

Direct Support Professional
REM Minnesota

“I have worked in the same building and served the same individuals since 2011 and I have loved watching them grow through the years. I love seeing them thrive and learn new things, and it is immensely satisfying to know that I am part of the reason why. Out in the community, we enjoy plays, concerts, movies, shopping, coffee, meals and more. I share a birthday with one of the individuals I serve and nearly every year we’ve gone out for a meal together on our birthday. It’s something we always look forward to.”

View DSPs from November