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Honors go to five for 2023 MOHR Direct Support Professionals Awards

The 2023 MOHR DSP Awards went to a select group of direct service professionals from around the state based on achievements, skills, characteristics - and how they are working to improve the lives of the people they support. The awards were given for professionals working in employment programs and life enrichment programs, with award winners representing commitment and accomplishments that exemplify the best of the profession.

Surrounding MOHR leaders Tim Schmutzer and Julie Johnson, from left are Cheryl Ray,
Trillium Works!; Ashton Pappas, Opportunity Partners; Lisa Hartman, PAI; Jill Belland,
Functional Industries and Michael Walker, PHASE-Industries. Details below.


Cheryl Ray - DSP Award, Employment - Greater Minnesota - Trillium Works! Job Coach

Ashton Pappas - DSP Award, Employment - Metro - Opportunity Partners Lead Employment Specialist

Lisa Hartman - DSP Award, Enrichment - Metro - PAI Lead Direct Support Professional

Jill Belland - DSP Award, Employment - Greater Minnesota - Functional Industries, Inc. Employment Specialist

Michael Walker - DSP Award, Enrichment - Greater Minnesota - PHASE-Industries DSP Lead

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-See the 2022 DSP Award winners-