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People Inc. Celebrates Direct Support Professionals

18 Outstanding Employees Honored


October 1, 2019: People Inc., Western New York’s largest and most experienced health and human services agency, recently recognized 18 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for their exceptional work providing supports and services to people with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The awardees, who are employees of People Inc., were nominated by coworkers, people they serve and the families of those they support. Each received a $1,000 monetary award.

Recipients of these awards demonstrated superior care and consistent dedication and were selected from nearly 100 nominations. They were announced during Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, a week in mid-September during which DSPs are honored annually for their important work.

The 2019 honorees are: Amy Allen; Ashley Banks; Luz Cardona-Valencia; Saraphina Coleman; Khadijah Elliott; Adrian Esposito; Nicole Fudella; Vanessa Gillette; Ashley Harris; Jon Horton; Rashida Johnson; Sabrina Kahwaty; Loretta Kling; Marie Mccoy; Natalie Moore; Carolyn Mraz; Sabrina Scarantine and Marquita Tubbs.

People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, special needs, their families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted people to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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