• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Tony Jones
  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 9/10/18 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
Milwaukee Area Technical College Human Service-Associates Yes 5/1998

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Case Management DWD 4/1999
Responsible Supervision Milwaukee County DHHS 10-2005
Leadership Institute Milwaukee County DHHS 2-2006

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 Community Care Inc, ResCare Workforce Services, Molina Health Care, and Managed Health Services as a Community Engagement Specialist and Outreach Coordinator. I also work at Milwaukee Public Schools as a para-professional and high school basketball coach. I began my career working with underserved and underprivileged individuals and families at Milwaukee County Department of Health Human 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'?
I partner with people by being open and empathetic to their circumstances. I believe there are many life situations that are relatable to my own upbringing, personal challenges, and family dynamics. Understanding and listening allows me to see people where they’re at and where they want to go.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite part about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is getting to encourage others to see past obstacles so that they can work towards their goals.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have more than 20 years working with underserved and impoverished families and individuals. My experience and background has allowed me to work with a diverse population and community to help those achieve with the struggles of life. I've also worked with at-risk youth as a basketball coach and mentor.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy coaching and mentoring young men.

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