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.

Iesha Starks is being featured for her “excellence” 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 Iesha in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“3 years and 5 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Working with the persons served with the day-to-day activities.”

What makes you proud to work for Ada?
“Knowing the person served appreciate the time and effort I put forth when I interact with them.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?

What is one piece of advice would you give to a person who is new to the field?
“Be respectful, courteous, helpful and mindful of the persons served.”

What is one fun fact about yourself?
“I enjoy reading books and watching movies.”