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  Consultant Name Erica Andres
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 262-930-0977
  E-Mail EAndres@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 8/26/2013 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 - Whitewater Bachelor of Science - Communications Yes 5/1/1999
Milwaukee Area Technical College Associate Degree - Human Resources Yes 5/1/2005

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)

Prior to working with TMG, I worked for almost 10 years assisting people in moving out of institutionalized care and into their own apartments. Therefore, I have significant experience in hiring and managing caregivers.

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'?
As an IRIS Participant myself, I understand the value of a partner who understands and helps to achieve goals. I am here to help you work through challenges that come up and provide resources on questions that arise. I will not only provide you with knowledge and resources that I already know but will also research further if the question is not answered completely.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I love meeting new people. I love being able to partner with someone and help that person accomplish the goal they have been working on. I love providing new information and resources. Most of all, I just like getting to know a new person and growing in the program together.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have participated in the IRIS Program since the program began. I understand the challenges and difficulties of being in a self-directed program. I have been through many situations personally and am able to share the information I have learned with all of you. Before coming to IRIS, I ran a company of over 75 employees and 35 clients. I helped people move out of institutionalized care and into their own apartments. I am very aware of what resources are available.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to be on the go. I love to travel. I have been to many tropical locations. I love to see musicals and plays. I love to try new restaurants with friends. I love to be around people and socialize.

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