Celebrating Our CareGivers–November 2022

Celebrating Our CareGivers–November 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth (Liz) Hoskyns and Qadira Bradshaw!

Each month, we ask our west metro (Hammer) and east metro (NER) Program Directors to nominate Direct Support Professionals and Lead Direct Support Professionals on their team who are going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of those they serve. One nominee from Hammer and one from NER are selected and receive a $25 gift card of their choice. 

Liz Hoskyns – Lead Direct Support Professional at our west metro (Hammer) Queensland home

Liz is a Lead DSP at our west metro Queensland home and has worked for Hammer for nine years. Liz is a fantastic staff member. She jumps in and does whatever is asked of her. She goes out of her way to make life special for the ladies at Queensland. Whether she is making cookies, decorating the house, or making sure that Buster the cat is well taken care of, Liz goes above and beyond.

Liz made Halloween costumes for two of the women at Queensland. In fact, it took her several weeks to hand make these costumes. The women loved them. Liz has also been helping on of the women learn how to sew her own clothes.

Liz’s Program Manager, Nicole Hollins has told Liz that she can never retire. “They broke the mold when they made her,” she says. “Her loving heart and generous nature are what make Queensland work.”

Qadira Bradshaw – Direct Support Professional at our east metro (NER) Hale home

Qadira began working at our east metro (NER) Hale home when she was just 17 years old. As a DSP, she constantly helps in so many ways and will do anything asked of her, including covering many morning, overnight, and weekend shifts. Qadira engages the people supported at Hale during every shift she works. She offers them a variety of activities both in the house and in the community. Qadira never shies away from a new adventure: This past summer she took one of the ladies to Duluth. They stayed at a nice hotel, ate good food, did lots of shopping, and had a wonderful time.

“Qadira truly does enrich the lives of the ladies at Hale,” says Hale’s Program Manager, Michelle Hartmann. “Qadira is a huge asset to the Hale team, and it has been great to see her grow in her role as a caregiver.”


Thank you, Liz and Qadira, for your excellence and dedication to those we serve. 

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