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Congratulations to Debra Wealand, Merakey AVS Central PA Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Quarter! Debra exemplifies the meaning of this award. She puts smiles on many faces, sings and makes each day enjoyable. Many around her experience her positive personality, her love for others and expert care.

Pictured are Assistant Administrator Rene Zimmerman, Debra, and Regional Executive Director Paul Ely.

The DSP of the quarter award has been made possible through Steven’s Fund to recognize Merakey AVS Direct Support Professionals in Central PA. The fund was created in 2017 in memory of Steven Garlick by his mother Betsy Friedman. To contribute to the fund, visit and include “Steven’s Fund” in the “other” and/or “comments / instructions” box.