Barbara Sykes – Indiana Direct Support Professional of the Year
Barbara has created a family-like environment at the site she serves. Each individual she cares for has everything they need, and the clients’ families feel welcomed while visiting. Barbara has earned the respect of those she supports, and they often look to her for guidance.
Barbara will always do what is needed to ensure the health and safety of the individuals she supports. Recently, she helped transition one of her clients to another waiver home. She worked with each staff member, manager and lead, thoroughly training them on the individual’s plan to ensure a successful transition. Barbara always goes the extra mile.
Pictured: Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Barbara celebrating her winning Indiana DSP of the Year