Our DSP this week is Martha, and she has been with Living Well for 16 years. Martha is part of a tight knit team at our Brunswick home in Crystal. The staff there work hard but also consider each other, and the people they support, as family. She has worked in the field for decades, which means she has a lot of experience and understanding of the work. Her commitment to providing amazing care along with her longevity in the role are just two of the characteristics that make her an amazing DSP.

The Brunswick Crew.

Bess Bryan, Program Manager, says, “Martha is one of the most positive people you will meet. She is dedicated to being a light in people’s lives. Martha ensures individuals’ spirits are pumped up by singing, dancing, and helping others look and feel their best. She is loved by her co-workers, her supervisor, the families of those she serves, but most importantly by the people who live at Brunswick. We can’t imagine this team without her.” Adding, “We are fortunate to have Martha at Living Well Brunswick!”

A parent of an individual at the home agrees, and writes, “Martha is always up for a new adventure and is so caring!”

Martha’s smile and kindness, coupled with her ability to work well with her team while also providing incredible support to the people she cares for, makes her star shine bright.

Martha, we sincerely appreciate your hard work and easy-going personality. Thank you for making a career out of caring.




Number of years/months with Living Well: 16 years 5 months

Job Experience/History: Meridian Services and Mains’L Services, both for 23 years. With Living Well 16 years.

Favorite part of the job: Interacting with people served and taking them for van rides and activities. Taking people to visit their families.

Favorite or craziest work story: Working many hours during Covid to keep them safe.

What is your motivation for coming to work: My passion to serve people with special needs and speak on their behalf.

What made you apply: My desire to share the love with people who have special needs.

What makes you stay: Good communication and teamwork.

What would you tell people interested in joining the team: Living Well respects and keeps their employee’s interest. Moreover, my supervisor is open to suggestions.

When not at work what do you like to do for fun: Stay home and do yard work and take care of my grandkids.

Do you volunteer in your community or school: Yes, I volunteer at my kid’s school.





Want to nominate a DSP? Please email jessica.maurer@livingwell.org to nominate a Living Well DSP. Special thanks to Miles and Cheri Cohen for their support of DSP of Week. Want to join them in underwriting our DSP Shoutout Program? Please contact Jamee Yung for sponsorship opportunities.