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  Consultant Name Megan Gerardy
  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 7/23/18 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–La Crosse Recreation Management – Bachelors of Science Yes 12-2013
Western Technical College Occupational Therapy Assistant – Associates of Science Yes 4-2015

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) 9-2015
Assistive Technology Professional Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 6-2017
Dementia Specialist University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh 8-2016

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 for an Independent Living Center in Wisconsin. For three years, I specialized in making recommendations for home safety, assistive technology and adaptive equipment for individuals at home, work, school and in the community.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Clark, Jackson, Monroe

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 partner with people by bringing new ideas and solutions to help them overcome the barriers or obstacles they may be facing. I am adaptable and creative in finding these solutions that, many times, are free and require low-technology.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy seeing other people succeed in meeting their goals, no matter how big or small that success may be. I get excited about working with other people to find their passions, interests and inspirations.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have experience in the Occupational Therapy field, durable medical equipment arena and, most recently, at an Independent Living Center. These experiences have taught me how to communicate effectively with others, how to make a task achievable and how to work through complicated problems by making simple steps towards a solution.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I love being outside and active. I hunt, fish, canoe, camp, hike and go on adventure trips with my husband as often as possible. I like spending time with friends and family playing cards, cooking meals together and enjoying the beauty that Wisconsin has to offer.

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