February 2024 Living the Mission Award

The "Living The Mission" award is given to one employee each month who demonstrates above-and-beyond dedication to DakotAbilities and to the care and compassion of the people supported, families, and staff. Congratulations to all nominees and Cynthia. Thank you for demonstrating our core values each and every day.

"I would like to recognize Cynthia Shar for her outstanding performance as a Lead Direct Support Professional. Over the past several months, Cynthia has grown into her leadership role and has built some excellent relationships with the people she supports, parents and guardians, and her team. She continues to put forth 100% every day and is always willing to learn new things. She treats everyone with the utmost dignity and respect. She thinks outside the box when planning activities so that the people she supports are indeed living their most meaningful lives. Cynthia has also built great relationships with other departments and teams from other homes. We all know that we can count on her to give the best direction and have an answer to almost every question imaginable. The people she supports adore her, and they miss her greatly when she is not here. Cynthia is a true gem. I am very thankful for her continued support and dedication to all who encounter her."