2021 Direct Support Professional Week -  September 12 through September 18

spurwink|ri celebrates the Exceptional and Essential work of Direct Support Professionals and Employment Specialists. We honor you for your compassion and your commitment to providing support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We thank you for your continuous and dedicated services. 

Tom Tanner - 33 Years
Richard Martin Jr. - 31 Years
Joseph Maynard IV - 31 Years
Paul Blais - 29 Years
Jason Mancini - 27 Years
William Muller Jr. - 27 Years
John Sechio - 27 Years
Angela Defreitas - 27 Years
Patricia Piscione - 26 Years
Valarie Rankin - 25 Years
Orie Morris - 24 Years
Ocy Agwuegbo - 22 Years
Hayib Touray - 22 Years
Michael Callahan - 20 Years
Gary Wynkoop - 20 Years
Gertrude Paygai - 20 Years
Paul Peckham-Richard - 20 Years
David Falconio - 19 Years
Jason Rocheleau - 18 Years
Robert Davis - 16 Years
James Dahn - 16 Years
John Myatt - 16 Years
Yamil Castro - 15 Years
Lois Babcock - 14 Years
Susan Dutton - 13 Years
Felix Ireland - 12 Years
David Perretta - 12 Years
Cheryl Durand - 11 Years
Charles Early Jr. - 10 Years
Devin Allen - 9 Years
Leroy Moses - 8 Years
Elizabeth Whitford - 8 Years
Lori Basile - 8 Years
Sonja Parker - 7 Years
Lasana Disu-Koita - 7 Years
Rebecca Tartaglia - 7 Years
Betzy Escobar - 6 Years
Barry Graham - 6 Years
Yarmiler Lopez - 5 Years
Camila Maldonado - 5 Years
Kelli Andrews - 4 Years
Donna Thompson - 4 Years
Stephen Lynch - 4 Years
Marcus Jones - 4 Years
Matthew Newell - 4 Years
Sayedeanwii Kokeh - 4 Years
Victoria Nunez - 3 Years
Michael Neor - 3 Years
Amanda Hecker - 3 Years
Alexa Morel - 3 Years
Alycia Shafovaloff - 3 Years
Arthur Stern - 2 Years
Michael Wilcox - 2 Years
Josmarlin Rosario - 2 Years
Amy Conlan - 2 Years
Joseph Lyons - 2 Years
Renee Mureddu - 2 Years
Emilia Whalen - 2 Years
Abimbola Taiwo - 2 Years
Victoria Sands - 2 Years
John Soares - 2 Years
Arthur Stern - 2 Years
Michael Wilcox - 2 Years
Jesse Trevor - 1 Year
Janira Flores - 1 Year
Sando Moore III - 1 Year
Gabrielle Parizeau - 1 Year
Rachel Woodmansee - 1 Year
Callie Tombs- -1 Year
Guy Benoit - 1 Year
Todd Soe
GeeGee McCoy
Destria Vanover
Vanessa McDonald

The Winston R. Smith Award

The Winston Smith award is presented to individuals who capture the meaning of “Company Spirit”. They demonstrate the ability to go above and beyond for the betterment of the company and its community. Consideration is given to involvement in company events, contributions to fellow employees, dedication to the people we support (given agency position) and an overall positive approach to all that Spurwink represents.

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The Community Provider Network-RI
Direct Support Professional Award

This award is given to a direct support employee from each agency that has been selected by that organization as exemplary in the practice of direct support and thought of as a model of excellence. Consideration is given to the person’s longevity, creativity, leadership and contribution to the quality of life for people supported.

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The Big Heart Award

Given in recognition of her/his commitment and dedication to spurwink|ri.

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Valarie Rankin Named the 2019 Community Provider Network-RI
Direct Support Professional of the Year
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