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.

Natalie White is being featured for her “innovation and creativity” 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 Natalie in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“24 years, 9 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“Making a difference in the lives of the person served here at McKinley.”

What is something that you’ve learned working as a DSP?
“To be an advocate and a good listener.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I love to travel and entertain with music and a good laugh.”