Marlena Onken receives August DSP of the month
on Sunday, September 1, 2013
Waterloo, IA - Exceptional Persons, Inc.’s (EPI’s) employee Marlena Onken has joined EPI’s 5 Star Club as he was awarded August Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the month.
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.
Marlena’s nomination stated, “Marlena has not only taken time to get to know the people she supports but works with them to build their confidence. She possesses a drive that keeps the persons she works with and co-workers in awe.”
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.