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  Consultant Name Deanna Kloster
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 414-429-1776
  E-Mail DKloster@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 1/11/2016 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
Luther College Bachelor's Degree - Anthropology/History Yes 1/1/2000

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Applications Counselor United States Government 10/1/2014

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 for TMG, I worked for the Winged Victory Project where I helped people with mental health diagnosis with benefits like FoodShare, Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance and Social Security. Therefore, I have knowledge working with a variety of individuals including older adults and those living with disabilities.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

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 like to let the individual in IRIS to lead the way. I consider myself a tool for them to use for their best outcome.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories. I like to help people also.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I worked at the Medical College Mental Health Center for many years helping very low income people in crisis with benefits such as FoodShare, Medicaid, Medicare, other health insurances and Social Security.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My favorite thing is to run on the trails overlooking Lake Michigan near my house. I love exercise and nature more than anything. I'm an avid meditator. I love to read books by authors like Surya Lama Das and the Dalai Lama. My child is fourteen and teaches me about youth culture! Also, I love going out for new kinds of foods. I like meeting new people and learning about them.

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