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  Consultant Name Cheri Wotnoske
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (608) 513-2612
  E-Mail CLWotnoske@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/7/2018 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 about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
Graceland University Bachelor of Science Yes 5/1/2007
Northeast Iowa Community College Associates of Science Yes 5/1/1996

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services 9/1/2005
Clinical Supervisor Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services 5/1/2017

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

Before coming to TMG, I worked as a counselor and clinical supervisor at SSM Health Treatment & Recovery Center for two years. Before that I worked as a Disability Benefit Specialist with the ADRC, assisting individuals in obtaining public and private benefits. Most of my career has been in Behavioral Health, working as a counselor.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Dane

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'?
Partnering is working with you to establish and achieve the goals you have. I will work with you to identify your current supports and ways to sustain or increase supports that you choose to promote independence. This allows you to live the way you want with the services and supports you choose.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite part about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is having the opportunity to assist the people I partner with in self-directing their supports and empowering individuals to achieve their goals.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Working as a Disability Benefit Specialist helped me understand the various systems. It has also allowed me to assist individuals to self-direct their services and improve their quality of life. This has prepared me to be a knowledgeable IRIS Consultant, and I will help you navigate through all of the regulations and requirements and help you find the right supports and services.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, particularly my grandchildren. I love to travel to warm places and go scuba diving.

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