Twenty-three years after she joined REM as a full-time Direct Support Professional, Mary Rodenberg-Roberts now serves as The MENTOR Network’s Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory and Licensing. She and her husband are also the proud parents of twenty adopted children, all of whom have some form of disability. For Mary, her personal and professional lives are far from separate. Her work makes her a better advocate for her children; advocating for her children makes her better at her job. And it’s those around her who benefit most from Mary’s intense dedication and profound knowledge and expertise.
Watch Mary accept her 2010 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside her fellow winners at the Children’s Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.