• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Kathie Gill Kellom
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987
  E-Mail IRISinfo@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/14/2018 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-Madison Social Work – Masters of Science Yes 5-1983
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Bachelor of Social Work Yes 5-1981
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Yes 8-1981

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Clinical Social Worker Previously licensed in Wisconsin 6-1995

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 joining TMG, I was a therapist at an inpatient geriatric psych hospital. I have also worked with youth in residential settings and have been in the mental health field for many years.

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'?
Partnering means that I take the time to truly learn about you and your goals. What are your hopes and dreams? Together, we can take steps towards your goals so that you can live the best life of your choice.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite part about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is that I get to meet new people and learn about them – I love that! I am proud to work in a program that encourages people to be and do whatever helps them live a fulfilling life. It's fun being creative during problem-solving.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I worked as a clinical social worker for about 20 years. Then I tried my hand in the retail and customer service worlds. Throughout all of my professional career, I have worked at being person-centered and helping people attain/keep their independence. All of this experience has prepared me to be a knowledgeable and passionate IRIS Consultant for you.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I'm not working, I enjoy singing, playing with my dog or my grandkids and reading. I also have a travel bug. Recently I've been able to go to Iceland, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Ireland is next on my bucket list.

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