Kiswana started at CDS Monarch in August of 2010 as a support specialist at our Mill Hollow residence where she currently serves as an assistant residence manager. Her daily tasks include working hands-on with the individuals, encouraging them to exercise and eat well and offering encouragement when they complete tasks without staff prompting, among others.
"While there was a gap between the residence manager leaving and the new residence manager starting, Kiswana went above and beyond her assistant residence manager duties and made sure all the individuals were supported and well taken care of," Mill Hollow Residence Manager Kayla Wickham said. "She has been so helpful teaching me (the new residence manager) and has put in extra hours to ensure Mill Hollow is clean and a great place for the individuals."
"I like working with the individuals to help them become more independent," Kiswana said. "As a kid I always wanted to help people and working at CDS Monarch was my opportunity. I saw an ad for CDS Monarch and went to the open interviews. Six years later I'm still here."
In her spare time, Kiswana enjoys shopping.
Thank you, Kiswana, for your dedication to our mission and those we assist!