Maxo Joseph Excellence in Direct Care Award
The Maxo Joseph Excellence in Direct Care Award recognizes the important work that direct care staff does each day to protect MAB participants’ health and safety and support their efforts to have full and satisfying lives. Our community united to fund a program to honor our best direct care staff each year. The program is named in honor of Maxo Joseph, a direct care staff at MAB for more than 19 years, who died of COVID 19. Read more about Maxo here. Maxo exemplified all the qualities we value most in direct care staff:
- He was dedicated to ensuring that participants lived their best lives and went above and beyond to support the activities they loved.
- He gave his all and was a supportive team player, helping to make his group home a great place to work.
- He was committed to ensuring that his work reflected the highest standards of quality.
To honor Maxo Joseph and the values he stood for, MAB will be honoring direct care staff at ADS each this summer. The annual awards will total $50,000, with individual awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.
Award nominations come from ADS staff, family members, guardians, state agency coordinators, and medical providers. Each year’s honorees will be selected by a committee representing staff, family members, and community supporters.
2022 Maxo Joseph Excellence in Direct Care Award Winners
Mobolaji Akinleye (BJ)
Chigozie Daniel Iwuchukwu