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  Consultant Name Jack Longert
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 608-395-8896
  E-Mail JLongert@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 8/10/2011 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
State University of New York at Buffalo Bachelor's Degrees - Psychology/Philosophy Yes 5/1/1975
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Law Degree Yes 5/1/1978

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Law License Supreme Court of Wisconsin 9/1/1981
Law License Supreme Court of North Dakota 9/1/1978

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

I am currently a practicing Private Attorney maintaining a part-time solo practice focusing on government benefits, disability issues and foreclosure defense. Prior to coming to TMG, I managed the Madison Men's Drop In Shelter and a Special Needs Trust Program and have extensive experience working with people in poverty and individuals with disabilities.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Columbia, Dane

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 provide options for people after gaining their trust and allowing them to discuss the goals for their life.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy helping people achieve what they want and facilitate the provision of services to allow people to stay in their homes.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have many past experiences that prepared me for this position. For example, being a formal advocate, working with the homeless population, learning from and working with people with physical and developmental disabilities and managing large caseloads efficiently and competently. Learning to actively listen to people has been one of the mosts helpful skills I have learned.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I like to exercise, camp, attend plays, volunteer and listen to the radio. I also like to spend time with my spouse and friends.

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