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    Direct Support ​Professional Recognition Week 2023

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    The Maryland Department of Health, along with partners from the Maryland Department of Disabilities and the Maryland Department of Labor have chosen to honor 31 Direct Support Professionals

     (DSPs) for Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week 2023.

    DSP Recognition Week aims to raise public awareness about the role DSPs play in supporting people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities so they can live, work and thrive in their communities.

    Congratulations, 2023 winners!

    Alexander ScallyAbilities NetworkCentral
    Bolaji BJ BadruArc BaltimoreCentral
    Gabriella BaezArc BaltimoreCentral
    Eureka HamiduArc Central ChesapeakeCentral
    Roberta SasscerArc Central ChesapeakeCentral
    Angela CarsonBello MachreCentral
    Regina PittsBello MachreCentral
    Sloane YoungHarford CenterCentral
    Shannon SaundersHumanimCentral
    Stephen OffuttItinerisCentral
    Denise JamesJewish Community ServicesCentral
    Leslie Armstrong DavisLeague for People with DisabilitiesCentral
    Demeka ShermanRichcroftCentral
    Lara MeolaRichcroftCentral
    Patricia FerranDeaf Independent Living AssocEastern
    Elbony WhiteDelmarva Community ServicesEastern
    Lincoln ArchibaldSelf DirectionEastern
    Riley NapierSelf DirectionEastern
    Crystal AliArc Prince George's CountySouthern
    Joyce AllenArc Southern MDSouthern
    Shamsideen OnabiyiCalmraSouthern
    Damika WardCommunity Support ServicesSouthern
    Salma BenderaCompass IncSouthern
    Tina PrimroseProvidence CenterSouthern
    Lucas MaagiSEECSouthern
    Christopher VrielynckSpring Dell CenterSouthern
    Patsy HancockSpring Dell CenterSouthern
    Calvin JohnsonArc FrederickWestern
    Kathy AxlineCommunity Living IncWestern
    Maria SwiftPenn Mar Human ServicesWestern
    Stacy SeymourPenn Mar Human ServicesWestern​