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EPI's Tammy Buck receives March DSP of the Month

posted on Friday, April 26, 2013

Waterloo, IA - Exceptional Persons, Inc.’s (EPI’s) employee Tammy Buck has been awarded March Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the month. She is the fourth DSP to join EPI’s 5 Star Club.

EPI’s 5-Star Club was created to celebrate the outstanding work of DSP’s at EPI. Peers nominate fellow DSP’s and recipients are chosen from those nominations.

Tammy’s nomination stated many great things, including the following, “Tammy has an uncanny warmth about her that is almost indescribable. The relationships she is able to form with persons served are based on trust. Tammy advocates for the needs, interests and preferences of the persons she serves. There is a never ending list of creative ideas that she has to better support the individuals she serves.”

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.