• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Maria Gonzalez
  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 1/26/2015 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 - Milwaukee Bachelor of Arts - Psychology No

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 over 25 years of experience working with people with disabilities and other diagnoses (mental, physical, alcohol and other drug abuse, homeless, etc.). The past 18 years I worked at a Wisconsin Works (W-2) agency, helping people with disabilities find employment or get social security administration benefits. Throughout my professional life my interest has always been for the benefit of those I serve and how can I help them live a better life.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

Languages or Communication Skills

English, Spanish

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
To me, partnering with a person in IRIS starts with listening to what their goals and needs are. Once they are established, the individual and I will work together on how best to achieve those goals. I will help with services and resources, and together we will complete a plan, utilizing the IRIS resources as best as possible.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
What I enjoy best about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is knowing I am helping people in IRIS establish and reach their goals. I believe everyone has the right to determine how they want to live. Self-directed care allows the each individual in IRIS to control the type of services they want, and who they want providing those services.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
For the past 18 years, I helped those I serve establish reachable goals for Wisconsin Works. A good part of the time was spent helping people with disabilities find employment or file for social security administration benefits.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy traveling, when time allows, I try to go somewhere new. I also enjoy spending time with my family. I come from a large family, we celebrate more than one birthday each month. If the weather allows I like to spend time outside with the kids.

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