People Inc., Western New York’s largest and most experienced health and human services agency, recently recognized 13 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) for their exceptional work providing supports and services to people with developmental disabilities and other special needs. The awardees, who are employees of People Inc., were nominated by coworkers and the families of those they serve. Each received a $1,000 monetary award.
Two residents from the East Side of Buffalo were recognized: Kimberly Duncan, an employee of People Inc. for more than 13 years, exemplifies the agency’s dedication to superior care.
In her role as IRA specialist, Kimberly assists individuals as needed in all activities and areas of daily living. Kimberly enjoys being able to work at various sites and appreciates the uniqueness of each individual she serves. LaRoya Kelly, an employee of People Inc. for more 10 years, exemplifies the agency’s dedication to superior care. In her role as Community Coordinator, LaRoya plans and coordinates meaningful community activities that promote independence and individualism. In her spare time, LaRoya enjoys spending time with her son and tutoring kids in the community to help them learn Spanish.