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  Consultant Name Lorayne Hinzman
  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 6/29/2011 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
University of Wisconsin - River Falls Bachelor's Degree - Social Work Yes 5/1/2010
University of Wisconsin - Madison Master's Degree - Social Work Yes 5/1/2012

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 1/1/2012
Licensed Graduate Social Worker Minnesota Board of Social Work 1/1/2012

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 providing direct care, personal and supportive home care tasks. This experience prompted me to return to school in order to offer additional help to people with disabilities that I was not able to accomplish in my direct care role. I earned my Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Dunn, Pierce, Saint Croix

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'?
It is important to me to establish a relationship with those I work with, developing trust so that we can work well together. Continued regular contacts and home visits help in keeping up with life changes and evolving needs, so that the person's IRIS plan can remain current and relevant. I also try to keep up on available resources, offering information relevant to individuals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting with people and being a part of life events. I have experienced births, deaths, successes, and growth with persons I work with as well as their families. It is exciting to see to see the growth in all involved!

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Prior to obtaining my degree, I worked for several years providing direct care, personal and supportive home care tasks, to the very individuals I now consult with. This experience prompted me to return to school in order to offer additional help to people with disabilities, that I was not able to accomplish in my direct care role.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy reading, gardening, outdoor activities including biking, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, and fishing. My husband and I are always working on making improvements to our home. I also have six grown children and three adorable grandsons with whom I love spending time.

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