Congratulations to Lasha Wright, winner of Capital Regional Pharmacy Services’ Capital Region RX Caregiver of the Year Award!

Lasha was one of seven caregivers honored at a recent luncheon that celebrated the hardworking and dedicated Direct Support Professionals and their crucial role in providing care and support to individuals with disabilities. OPWDD Commissioner Kerri Neifeld presented the awards and shared her gratitude to the honorees, making this event even more special.

Lasha began her career at Living Resources as a Direct Support Professional in July of 2021, and since then, she has made quite an impact on the lives of those whom she supports. She has ensured the best quality of life for her individuals, empowering them to live with dignity, independence, and happiness. Because of her professional and personable manner with individuals and her team, she was promoted to Assistant Manager of her site in 2022.

Lasha has continuously proven to be a strong advocate for individuals with disabilities while putting their needs above all else. For example, an individual Lasha supports had a tradition of independently taking a plane to visit with her family. Unfortunately, due to an increased level of dementia, she was unable to continue this level of independence. Lasha stepped up and volunteered to fly along with this individual, allowing her to visit her family and continue to build those wonderful family memories! We are grateful to Lasha for coming up with a creative solution to this problem and for the many ways she has ensured that her individuals pursue happiness in the manner they determine, and live as independently as possible.