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.

Joan Rowe 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 Joan in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“15 year and 7 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Seeing persons served happy and smiling.”

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

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I like going to church, relaxing, spending time with my 24 grandchildren and the rest of my family, and spending time supporting the elderly.”