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  Consultant Name Jodi Hansen
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number (608) 219-1917
  E-Mail JLHansen@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 8/7/2017 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 about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Bachelor of Science - Communication Disorders Yes 8/1/1993

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)

I have worked in Dane County for the past 24 years. I have supported adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, high medical needs and mental illness. For the past 14 years, I have worked as support broker for a Dane County Support Broker agency (Catholic Charities). I also worked for a vocational agency for 10 years assisting people with employment. I am very familiar with the resources that Dane County has to offer to people with disabilities and elders. I supported individuals to find employment and provided on-the-job training and job coaching as needed. As a support broker/case manager, I collaborated with teams, monitored/coordinated services throughout Dane County and advocated for each individual I supported.

County/Region I'm familiar with

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 would take the time to get to know you and what you want out of your life. I would learn about what your goals are and how I can help you achieve those goals. I will also help you maximize all your available resources so that you can get what you need to help reach your goals and dreams.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS Consultant is helping the individual self-direct their supports and becoming a part of their team. This kind of partnership allows me to help them achieve their goals and what they want out of life. I enjoy getting to know the individual and watch them succeed on their path through life.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have worked for Dane County over the past 24 years. Dane County is a firm believer in using self-directed supports, much like IRIS. The individuals that I have worked with have shown me what it means to follow their dreams and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my two sons and my dog. I also enjoy getting outdoors, watching football, camping and reading.

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