Category: Providers of the Month

February Provider of the Month

February Provider of the Month 2020

Congratulations to February’s Provider of the Month, Melinda Hughes.  Melinda has goes above and beyond the call of duty as an Independent Provider.  Recently, when one of the individuals she works with was hospitalized she ensured all of his needs were being met.  She visited him multiple times at several hospitals and the nursing home. … Read more »

January Provider of the Month

Jennifer Nolen

Congratulations to January’s Provider of the Month, Jennifer Nolen.  Jennifer has been a provider since August of 2019 and has always loved working in the DD field.  She has been a sub at Shelby Hills Preschool, Wilma Valentine Childcare, and in the MD classrooms for Sidney City Schools.  Jennifer has three sons, two of which… Read more »

December Provider of the Month

Alicia Gillem

Congratulations to December’s Provider of the Month, Alicia Gillem.  Alicia has been a caretaker for about 20 years.  She has worked with children, elderly, and now the DD population; she loves taking care of people!  Alicia has been employed with CRSI since February of this year and is currently a home manager.  She considers it… Read more »

October Provider of the Month

Linda Ostendrof

Congratulations to October’s Provider of the Month, Linda Ostendorf.  Linda is very dependable, caring, dedicated and always goes above and beyond for the individuals she works with.  Linda has worked in the developmental disabilities field for 10 years.  What she loves most about being an independent provider is to see the smiles and hear the… Read more »

September Provider of the Month


Congratulations to September’s Provider of the Month, Melissa Hughes.  Melissa is very caring, dependable, focuses on the needs of those she serves always going above and beyond.  Melissa has worked in the developmental disabilities field for 7 years and has been an independent provider for 9 months.  When asked to give an example of a… Read more »

August Provider of the Month

Betsey Nave

Congratulations to August’s Provider of the Month, Betsey Nave. Dependability is just one of Betsey’s many strengths. She has been extremely reliable and the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities can’t thank her enough. Betsey is a great advocate for the people she serves. She has a full schedule, yet she is flexible and always… Read more »

June Provider of the Month

Karla Pleiman

Congratulations to June’s Provider of the Month, Karla Pleiman. Karla has been an independent provider for a little over a year and a half.  She has been a wonderful support and advocate for Janelle. They have had a lot of fun together and Janelle has learned new skills with the help of Karla. When asked to… Read more »

May Provider of the Month

DD Awareness Month

Congratulations to May’s Provider of the Month, Jodi New.  Jodi is wonderful to work with and makes sure all individuals’ wants and needs are being met. She’s a great advocate for the people she works with and helps them achieve their goals. She’s always willing and open to work through challenges and offer new ideas…. Read more »

April Provider of the Month

Derrick Hunt

April Provider of the Month is Derrick Hunt. Derrick has been working in the DD Field for the last 5 years and has been an independent provider for 1 1/2 years. Derrick says a good day at work for him is when he sees a client reach a milestone or goal that they have been… Read more »

March Provider of the Month

Chris Rodriguez

Congratulations to March’s Provider of the Month, Chris Rodriguez. Chris is very thoughtful, kind, and goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are happy and safe. When emergencies arise Chris doesn’t think twice about stepping in. Chris volunteers a lot of extra time to do things for the people he works with. The… Read more »