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  Consultant Name Debbie Olson
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 715-791-8616
  E-Mail DOlson@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/25/2011 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 Minnesota Bachelor of Science - Business Yes 5/1/1981

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Public Accountant State of Minnesota 8/1/1981
Accredited Volunteer Coordinator United Way 12/1/2008

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 a strong understanding of the concerns and challenges individuals and families face because of my real life experience. For the past 15 years I have been the primary caregiver for two members of my family, my mom and my husband.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Burnett, Douglas, Polk, Washburn

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 means building trust and a bond with the individual in the IRIS Program and learning about the person and their goals. Together we overcome obstacles, clearing a path so the person can achieve their goals and dreams.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My biggest joy is when I see a person achieve something that they've worked hard at or wanted for a long time. Seeing people happy and filled with hope is most rewarding to me.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My real life experience caring for my mom and my husband has prepared me to become a TMG IRIS Consultant. I learned to put myself in their shoes and really consider life from their prospective and listen. My work experience also led me to IRIS. I have worked with individuals that are experiencing low income, abuse, dementia, homelessness and disability.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love being in nature, walking my dogs and cat, foraging for wild edibles, spending time with my grandson, and volunteering.

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