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DSP of the Quarter Announced

Allegany Arc continues to find ways to celebrate employees.  In 2015, they have started a program to honor residential Direct Support Professionals (DSP) of the month, quarter, and year.

Maggie Paine, Residential Director, said this of the program, “Monthly, each of the eight IRAs select one DSP based on input from the individuals and staff at the home.  The eight staff are recognized for their hard work and adherence to the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) code of ethics.  At the conclusion of each quarter, the VOICE Self-Advocacy group is asked to choose a DSP for higher recognition.  VOICE is not provided with the names of the staff, only the description or reasons that each person was chosen.  Tesla Greenman who works at Allegany Arc’s Belmont site was named the second DSP of the quarter and will receive a reward of her choosing.”

Maggie Paine said of Tesla, “Whenever I see Tesla at the Belmont IRA she is upbeat and in good spirits.  She is friendly with everyone at the house and enjoys taking them out in the community.  Tesla is always on a time and an incredibly hard worker.  We are so happy to have her on our team.”

Tesla has worked at Allegany Arc for two years.  Her job duties at Allegany Arc include providing training and direct care support to people with disabilities.  Tesla’s favorite part of her job is having a good time with everyone and doing fun activities in the community with people from BCR.  In her free time, Tesla enjoys reading.

Maggie continued, “We are proud of our entire Residential Team and wanted to have an opportunity to share with the community what a great group of employees we have.  Monthly honorees receive special recognition at work and a personal letter from Allegany Arc Administration thanking them for their dedication.  Our small token of appreciation doesn’t fully express how thankful we are for the incredible work they do on a daily basis.”

April DSP Honorees were Dawn Billings, Jill Bissell, Boni Bliss, Victoria Cramer, Tesla Greenman, Lori Hosmer, Dan Kincaid, and Amber Payne.

May DSP Honorees included Alyssa Allen, Erienne Burton, Lyzz Dimpfl, Sherry Geffers, Jessica Heffley, Brian Munkes, Sierrah Ruhl, and Kathy Ueblacker.

June DSP Honorees were Sam Cobb, Lisa Crandall, Hannah Fernald, Tad Johnson, Krista Randall, Karen Ringleburg, Justin Santas, and Mike Smith.

Allegany Arc wants to congratulate all of the Honorees for the second quarter and to Tesla Greenman for being named “DSP of the Quarter.”

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