• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Sara Rahn
  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 5/14/2018 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

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Nationally Certified Counselor National Board for Certified Counselors, INC 6/2013

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 joining TMG, I have worked for over 10 years in the long-term care setting, specifically with the elderly population, in skilled nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. I have direct experience with managed Medicaid provider programs for the elderly, but also for younger individuals with physical disabilities, such as people enrolled in the Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) program. In addition to my background as a social worker, I have experience as a mental health practitioner during my time as a contractor with Milwaukee County Department of Corrections, as well as during my time as a psychotherapist with Jewish Family Services.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

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'?
First and foremost, partnering to me means teamwork. As a TMG IRIS Consultant, my role is to assist and work together with you your family members and your community to achieve your goals. I will do everything possible to help you live the best life that you can live. I am a big believer in looking outside the box and getting creative to achieve what your needs and wants are in life.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I am a huge advocate for keeping individuals who are aging and people with disabilities in their home! Its an honor to assist people in that way, and to help them become more involved in their community. I love the opportunity to get to know people and connect with them, and I appreciate learning about the life that they have lived.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have over 10 years of experience in the social service and mental health field. I have worked with several diverse age groups and populations. The one thing that sets me apart and gives me first-hand experience is the fact that I myself am enrolled in IRIS! I moved from Chicago in 2011 and have utilized IRIS to assist with my daily needs ever since.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I’m not working, I love to cook - I am a big foodie! My husband and I also really enjoy traveling.

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