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  Consultant Name Debbi Peterson
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 262-347-6521
  E-Mail DPeterson@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/18/2015 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 - Madison Bachelor of Science - Psychology Yes 12/1/1992
Indiana University - Bloomington Masters of Science - Counseling Yes 5/1/1995

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 spent over 20 years working in the social services field with people with a variety of disabilities, mental health issues, or physical problems. For 11 of those years, I also worked in the insurance industry and gained knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee, Ozaukee

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

No

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
Partnering with people means that I'm working with them and not for them. Listening is an important factor in partnering with someone as this ensures that I'm clearly hearing what the needs are and can assist in finding solutions to those needs.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting with people participating in the IRIS Program and hearing their stories. The individuals I partner with show, me through their stories, that there is a lot more to them than their disabilities and that they want to be seen just as any other person is.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My education and work experiences have prepared me to be an IRIS Consultant. I have worked for over 20 years with people with varying disabilities and that has also prepared me to be an IRIS Consultant.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I like to cook, read, watch t.v., go to movies, and play video games. I have a family and a dog and I spend a lot of time with them as well.

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