In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week (September 11-17, 2022). We are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the dedicated direct support professionals at Ada S. McKinley.

Chanilia Powell is being featured for her “innovation” in serving to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a Direct Service Professional within our Employment and Community Support Services program.

Learn more about Chanilia in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“6 years.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Working with the clients.”

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Being a part of an organization that makes a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“Having patience.”

What one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“To have a lot of patience.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I love to have fun singing and dancing and decorating things.”