Generosa Joyner – Winner, ANCOR 2021 Leadership Award
Genny is a direct support professional (DSP) who works second shift at a staffed residence in Connecticut. One woman she supported was going through the final stages of life with bone cancer in a yearlong struggle. Genny chose to sit with her, to do the things she enjoyed, and to keep her comfortable. When the end came, Genny played an important role in preparing the other women in the home for losing their housemate, with whom they shared a close bond. During the pandemic, an individual was diagnosed with COVID and spent time in the hospital and then quarantined off-site. Genny sent her every meal and activity that the housemates were doing so she would still feel included.