• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Rebecca Arnold
  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 10/9/2017 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–Milwaukee Bachelors of Science – Social Work Yes 6/1/2006
Mount Mary University Community Counseling-Master of Science Yes 6/1/201

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 spent 5 years working for another Medicaid waiver program.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Dodge, Fond du Lac

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'?
For me, partnering with people enrolled in the TMG ICA means learning about you and your goals. I work with you to create an action plan you feel comfortable with and can achieve. I will work with you to identify available resources, and help you make the most of your IRIS budget and other available resources so you can get the care support necessary to realize those important goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I'm a big believer in self-directed care, because it keeps the person in control of the things happening around them. It's the path I would choose for myself if I ever need long-term care and support. Helping people get the most out of their life is rewarding and fulfilling. My biggest joys are when the people I partner with achieve something that they've worked hard at or have wanted for a long time.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have 5 years of experience working in another Medicaid waiver program, as well as 10 years of experience working with Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I love exploring and learning about new things and cultures. I have traveled to many parts of the world, but my favorite travel experience was exploring Wisconsin on my motorcycle. I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing with family and friends, and I hope to learn to hunt soon. Lastly, I enjoy watching movies and listening to music.

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