• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Whendi De Witt
  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 9/19/2016 12:00:00 AM 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.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
University of South Alabama Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology/Biomedical Sciences- Bachelor of Science Yes 5/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
Upper Iowa University Master of Business Administration Yes 12/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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 for eleven years at an agency in the Kenosha/Racine area helping people living with physical/intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses to remain as independent as possible in their communities, including four years specializing in autism services. I have extensive experience in developing Medicaid-waiver service plans and budgets.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee, Racine

Languages or Communication Skills

Language

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
The first step is learn about each person and their goals. From there, we will work together to identify available resources and develop a plan they are comfortable with. I will help to maximize their IRIS budget in order to maintain the services and support that are most important to them so they can reach their goals and live the life they dream of.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I am passionate about not allowing labels to define the life we get to experience. Every person has gifts and talents to share, but they may not always know how they can contribute to the community in a meaningful way. I love being in a position that allows me to help people expand their horizons and discover opportunities that allow them to live as they want.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My first experience was as a martial arts instructor volunteering to teach a weekly recreation class at a day center in Mobile, Alabama. When the moves were difficult for those with physical limitations, we figured out adaptations. For those who had trouble memorizing the movements, we made form adjustments. When the deaf students had difficulty understanding during class, we worked with them to create ASL signs for the movements and instruction commands. This experience taught me that nothing is impossible with a team ready to work together and be creative. That volunteer position quickly led to a career that I love and I can't imagine doing anything else.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy being active with my family, reading, and doing anything artistic. I am also very active in Girl Scouts as a troop leader, volunteer trainer, day camp volunteer, and archery instructor.

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