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  Consultant Name Catherine Voight
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 262-853-0790
  E-Mail CVoight@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/9/2011 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
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Bachelor of Science - Special Education Yes 5/1/1974

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained

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

I have over 20 years of experience as a teacher for students with cognitive, emotional and learning disabilities. During that time, I gained experience assisting individuals with transition from high school to adult employment, day services and long-term care programs.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Portage, Waushara, Wood

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 believe in listening to people as they discuss the type of life they envision for themselves. I encourage individuals in IRIS and family members to make decisions about goals and services. I offer options and make suggestions of community resources, that might help them reach their goals. I am committed to being responsive in a timely manner when they request assistance. I empathize with situations that are often times stressful and challenging for individuals in IRIS. I strive to be a person they can count on to help them create a network of supports.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting the individuals I partner with and assisting them to create a meaningful plan. I enjoy working with all the individuals I partner with, but it is truly rewarding to see young individuals find meaningful connections through, employment, camps, and day programs.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I believe working with students with disabilities as they transition from high school, prepared me for working in long term care, and being an IRIS Consultant. I have learned quite a bit of the challenges facing older adults, and have found I truly enjoy assisting them as individuals in IRIS and caregivers.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I have a golden retriever and three cats. I like to take walks, run, and spend time gardening. I am an avid newspaper person, and must have my paper and coffee to start the day.

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