DSP honored for life-saving care

Romana Mutai holding award next to Bethany Toledo
OADSP Executive Director Bethany Toledo, left, congratulates Romana Mutai, the alliance's DSP of the Year

We’re happy to congratulate Romana Mutai, a Columbus direct-support professional who recently won the first “DSP of the Year” award from the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals.
Mutai was honored for providing quick, life-saving care when a woman unexpectedly gave birth at a home. Bethany Toledo, OADSP executive director, said Mutai’s actions inspired the creation of the award. “We absolutely had to honor her,” Toledo said.
Mutai said that, no matter what her day brings, she holds to a guiding principle: “I just think about how I would want someone to treat me. And that’s what I do.”