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.

Tieara Brown 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 Tiera in this short interview:

How long have you been working at Ada?
“I’ve worked for Ada S. McKinley for 11 months.”

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
“The rewarding part of my job is preparing meals to provide good nutrition for the person’s served. I love to cook.”

What is something that you’re learned while working as a DSP?
“I am continually learning to have patience with myself and the persons served as I continue learn more about them.”

What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“I love to read books; especially Urban books.”