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  Consultant Name Cheri Geraci
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 262-901-8634
  E-Mail CGeraci@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 12/12/2012 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's Degree - Psychology Yes 5/1/1993

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)

Prior to working with TMG, I was employed with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging in the Mental Health Unit assisting individuals with mental health issues to remain in their homes and community. I had also been employed with Oconomowoc Developmental Training Center working with adolescent males, struggling with behavioral and aggression issues, therefore, I have extensive experience assisting those with mental health issues.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Jefferson, Walworth, Waukesha

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 let people know that we work together as a team to figure out what services or assistance he/she may need and implement these services so that there are not barriers in moving forward. Once services and assistance is set to where the person does not have road blocks, the path is clear and he/she can continue moving forward. I strongly reinforce that the individual is in charge of his/her own life, goals and supports, and I am there to help clear that path.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS consultant is meeting with different people, learning their stories and working together to figure out what assistance may be needed to reach his or her goals. I enjoy looking ahead with the person in attaining what they want in life, but also looking back to see how far this person has come. I truly enjoy meeting people and building relationships.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have spent a great deal of my career in people's homes and in their communities. I have worked in various counties and demographics and am familiar with community resources and programs. I have worked with diverse populations and understand that each person is different, has their own story and has distinct goals in life.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love spending time with my two boys and my husband, doing anything from bike riding, to playing baseball. I enjoy taking walks in the woods with my dog and enjoy anything outdoors, especially the sun and water in the summer. I have a strong passion for animals and volunteer to help in various ways.

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