January 2024 "Living the Mission" Award Nominees and Winner

The "Living the Mission" award recognizes one employee each month who demonstrates above and beyond dedication to the people supported, their families, and the staff at DakotAbilities. The recognition is based on our mission statement and six core values:

"Together, we create a warm and welcoming community enriching the lives of those we support."

DakotAbilities is a place where:

  • Dignity and respect are demonstrated
  • Relationships are valued
  • Accomplishments are celebrated
  • Authentic compassion is experienced
  • Excellence is guided by best practices
  • Advocacy impacts change

Employees are nominated by their peers. Congratulations to our January nominees:

  • Nichole Davis
  • Mabinty "Tasha" Quewea
  • Gina Burkhart
  • Roberta Stanley
  • Kim Gabbert
  • Cynthia Moore
  • Linda LaPointe

The January, 2024 "Living the Mission" winner is Roberta Stanley. Roberta's nomination reads, "Roberta is one of the best people I have ever worked with. She goes above and beyond making sure that everyone is taken care of, residents and staff. Roberta is a perfectionist and goes by the book. She has integrity and love for everyone. She deserves to be recognized as she works very hard and sometimes is hard on herself, and for example she makes sure that everyone is fed including staff before she will remember to make sure she eats. She never takes time to take a break. She constantly is on the run and never stops. She is a wonderful, amazing worker and coworker. Roberta puts 100% in this work. Once you get to know Roberta you know she is one selfless person with a huge heart."