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.

Melissa Cummings 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 Melissa in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“4 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know the persons served.”

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

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I am talented. Whatever, I put my mind to I can succeed.”