• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Shirley Leatherwood-Garrett
  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 7/10/2017 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
Springfield College Human Services - Bachelor of Science Yes 8/1/2006

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 as a long-term care case manager for 9 years. My background has been primarily serving older adults and adults living with dementia.

County/Region I'm familiar with

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'?
It is important for me to listen to the needs of each person individually. Everyone has a unique characteristic that makes them who they are. My goal is to be the resource that can assist them in navigating to the life they envision.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is that I love being able to facilitate and foster people to reach their goals.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Working in long-term care for the last nine years has brought a vast amount of experience. I have strengthened my critical thinking skills, which I believe is very important when helping others with goal setting. Being a native of Milwaukee County, I am a wealth of knowledge on community resources. I have helped many people achieve their desire to remain in their homes with the supports that they want to keep them safe and happy.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I love hanging out with my family. I also have a band that I have been singing with for the last eight years.

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