• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Matt Johnson
  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 3/20/2017 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 - Stevens Point Bachelors of Science - Political Science Yes 12/1/2001

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)

Prior to coming to TMG, I worked in long-term care helping older adults and people with disabilities. I would help them meet their goals in health, community living and employment. I have been in the caregiving field for over 15 years, and I enjoy helping people navigate what can be a very confusing system. I have worked alongside many people with challenging disabilities, including autism, traumatic brain injuries, behavioral disorders, most physical disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. I have also worked with older adults as they have faced loss of independence from aging.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Marathon, Portage

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 will take the time to get to know you, your objectives, and your preferences before we begin working on a plan to achieve your goals in a way that makes you comfortable. You will always be the captain of the ship; I will be there to help lay out the possible routes.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others to make their lives easier. When I don’t have the answer to a question, I can tap into my large network of experienced consultants that can help us solve difficult problems.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I’ve worked with older adults and people with disabilities my entire adult life. This has led me to be very familiar with the many agencies and services that must work together to help people in our area meet their goals. I know who to talk to and what needs to happen to get the job done right.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I like to spend time with family, our dogs and I love getting outdoors to go camping, fishing and bike riding whenever we can. I have a soft spot for Wisconsin’s sports teams. I’ve dipped my toes into local government and am on my town’s water resource committee. Finally, I continue trying to perfect the art of fly fishing.

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