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  Consultant Name Jeanette Schermann
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (715) 210-1739
  E-Mail JSchermann@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/22/16 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 of Arts - English Yes 12/1/92
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Geography Minor Yes 12/1/92
University of Wisconsin - Stout Master of Science - Vocational Rehabilitation Yes 12/1/11

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Commission on Rehabilitation Counseling 3/1/11

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

While working towards my Masterís degree, I also earned my Specialization Certification in Gerontology. I worked for three years in the Disability Services office at the University of Wisconsin ñ Stout serving students of all ages, from all backgrounds, with a wide variety of disabilities. I have volunteered for 16 years as a Hospice Respite Provider. I have also volunteered for nearly 20 years within my community to assist individuals to maintain their independence and community involvement by providing effective, low-cost assistive technology and devices to increase their autonomy.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Clark, Eau Claire, Trempealeau

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'?
My role is to provide information and clarification of the potentials and possibilities available to individuals. When a question is posed that I do not know the answer to, I seek that information from appropriate places and discuss the results with the partners I work with in a timely manner.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
Partnering with individuals and their family to provide information and assist them toward empowerment to live autonomous lives of their choosing. I am also finding the mission, goals, and values of TMG and the IRIS program to fit my personal belief structure, so think I will be free to do the work I was born to do.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My years of volunteering in various roles, my education, and my work experiences have all combined to make me a good fit with the TMG IRIS Consultant Agency. I have always known that all people have unique contributions to offer the world. I enjoy service to others, particularly when my role is a partner to bridge information gaps.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and hunting. I often dog sit for my friends. I love to give back to my community, through volunteering in many capacities, and am willing to work hard toward goals - even if I lack expertise in the work needed. I have learned various skills through volunteer activities.

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