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  Consultant Name Billie Hellen
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 906-364-2672
  E-Mail BHellen@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 6/29/2011 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
Michigan State University Masters of Arts - Social Work Yes 5/1/2012
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Bachelor of Arts - Social Work Yes 5/1/2000

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Master's Degree Social Worker Limited License Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Board of Social Work 6/1/2012

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

Prior to working at TMG, I worked for a Community Support Program as an Employment Specialist; therefore, I have experience helping people with disabilities find employment.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Ashland, Iron

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I am interested in getting to know the people I partner with well to discover their interests, goals, and needs. I encourage self-advocacy and will provide information, tools, and resources that will allow individuals to make informed choices. I assist people to identify and clarify their goals and I partner with people by working creatively together to reach their goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is being able to promote the right to self-determination.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have experience working with Family Care, supported employment, individuals with mental illness, issues with alcohol and other drugs, those affected by domestic violence, and Child and Family Services.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with family, reading, gardening, thrift store shopping, and swimming in Lake Superior.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)