Category: Providers of the Month

November Provider of the Month

Congratulations to November’s Provider of the Month, Alexa Mason.  Alexa became a provider after leaving Adult Day Service program to focus on individual care. Alexa jumped into becoming a provider a year ago and has excelled with her business; she is very organized and efficient with her work. Alexa has connected so well with her clients… Read more »

October Provider of the Month


Congratulations to October’s Provider of the Month, Brad Pleiman.  Brad has been an Independent Provider for 18 months and enjoys working with Ryan. The two of them enjoy playing cards and getting out in the community to explore different options. Brad will often call or stop in to check on Ryan in his off time just… Read more »

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 »