Local 1739

Member Spotlight: Tania Holloway

Member Spotlight: Tania Holloway

Tania Holloway has been a union member since 10/19/2017, working as an Early Intervention Teacher at the SPIN Drummond site. 80% of Tania’s students are on the autism spectrum.  Despite the COVID pandemic, Tania continues to reach her students and their families, adapting lessons for online learning, to help them achieve their goals.  She has …

Member Spotlight: Mercedes Allen-Pelson

Member Spotlight: Mercedes Allen-Pelson

Working at SPIN, Mercedes is Direct Support Professional who is risking her life and health as an essential worker throughout the COVID pandemic.  She has been a union member since 2009.  Despite the pandemic, our consumers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) need people in their lives who provide them with assistance and instruction on …

Member Spotlight: Larry Tolbert, DSP

Member Spotlight: Larry Tolbert, DSP

Since 1989, Larry has been bringing his own brand of joy to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who look to him for support in community living settings.  He brings hope to people who suffer from a variety of disabilities by providing them with safe living environments, helping them with daily tasks, and teaching them …