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  Consultant Name Deborah Wald
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 715-644-8421
  E-Mail DWald@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 3/9/2011 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 Wisconsin - Eau Claire Bachelor's Degree - Social Work Yes 5/1/1985

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 8/1/1993

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 coming to TMG, I worked as a county social worker. I have extensive experience with discharge planning, long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and helping individuals find community supports.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Burnett, 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 working together to develop a plan that supports you in living the life you want to live. First I spend time listening to you, so that I can understand what is important to you and what things are difficult for you. Then we will work together to develop a plan that you are happy with to achieve your goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I believe that every person should have the opportunity to live the life that they have dreamed about. It is exciting and rewarding to meet people, listen to their hopes, dreams and life stories, then help them to create a plan that will provide them with the supports they need to live the life that they choose to live.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My education provided me with a foundation but the years that I have spent sitting at the kitchen table with people listening to their stories, the struggles and the achievements, has provided me with a deeper understanding about how to help people understand and access the services that are available to help them be successful.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
First and foremost, I enjoy spending time with my family doing things like riding ATV, fishing and sitting around a camp fire. In the evenings I enjoy crafts such as knitting, scrapbooking and counted cross stitch.

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