• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Kelly Lacko
  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
UW Green Bay Human Development – Bachelor of Arts Yes 1-1989
UW Green Bay Psychology-Bachelor of Arts Yes 1-1989

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services 2-1995

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 spent more than 20 years working in the long-term care waiver programs. I have worked in the community with older adults as well as individuals with disabilities.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Florence, Forest, Oneida, Vilas

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 goal is to help people feel empowered so that they can achieve their goals and live their life the way that they want.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite part about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is that I believe in self-direction, and I enjoy being able to help people live the lives that they want. My second favorite thing is being able to build a relationship with people and getting to meet with them in their homes or wherever they are most comfortable. I have met so many remarkable people and I always look forward to hearing their stories.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have over 20 years of experience working in the long-term care Waiver programs in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. I understand the unique challenges that we have living here, and I am familiar with the services that we have available in our area. I have worked with older adults as well as people with disabilities.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy reading and watching sports, especially football, college basketball, the Brewers, etc. For fun, I like to go bike riding and kayaking and my family likes to go camp whenever we can.

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