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EPI's Roger Konseiga awarded November DSP of the month

posted on Monday, December 10, 2012

Waterloo, IA - Exceptional Persons, Inc.’s (EPI’s) employee Roger Konseiga has become the first member of EPI’s 5-Star Club as he was selected as EPI’s November Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the month. 

EPI’s 5-Star Club was created to celebrate the outstanding work of DSP’s at EPI. Staff members nominate an individual and the DSP of the month is chosen from those nominations. 

In Roger’s nomination is was stated,"[Roger] supports individuals in a way that pushes for independence in everyday community tasks allowing an individual to be far more integrated...Roger's positive relationships allow him to motivate individuals to strive for a high quality of life....Additionally, Roger changes his schedule regularly to meet the unique needs of the persons he supports.... He leads through his actions and hard work."

EPI, founded in 1957 in Waterloo, Iowa, as Exceptional Persons, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization created as a catalyst for community based services for people with developmental and other related disabilities. Today’s EPI fosters the active community participation of people with disabilities through residential and transportation services, day activity centers, community living, as well as works to expand child care options and to improve the quality of child care available for families in Northeast Iowa. EPI serves over 5,500 children, adults, and families in Northeast Iowa a year and employs more than 400 dedicated individuals.