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.

Redella Burnett 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 Redella in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“It will be 6 years with Ada November 6, 2022.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The rewarding part of my job is the smiles, appreciation and love the persons served give. I love being of service to them.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I’ve learned that it takes love, kindness, patience and willingness to go that extra mile not just for the persons served but also for our coworkers as well. I also learned to be a great team player.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I’m very comical. I love everyone no matter what.”