IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Barb McGinnis
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/19/2018 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
Marquette University Social Welfare and Justice Yes 5/1/2008


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 case manager in the LIFE Services program at the Milwaukee Center for Independence, with a special focus on community integration and providing behavioral support. I love helping people enjoy the outdoors and have worked in multiple day camps, residential camps, and overnight camping groups specifically adapted to individuals with disabilities.

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Languages or Communication Skills


I'm comfortable with pets in the home


More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I firmly believe that any goal can be met with a little creativity and a lot of hard work. I enjoy helping people dream about the kind of life they want to live and then help them make a plan that turn those dreams into a reality.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
TMG's person-centered focus is my favorite part of this role. I enjoy being able to help create plans that help meet unique individual goals instead of employing a one-size-fits-all approach.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have worked with individuals of all ages and in a variety of settings, which has taught me that there are so many different paths to success and countless ways to overcome obstacles. I look forward to applying those creative problem-solving skills in the IRIS Consultant role.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I'm not at work, I love being out in the fresh air and sunshine! Reading a book in my hammock while listening to the waves of Lake Michigan is my idea of a perfect day.

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