IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Julie Schienle
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 2/6/13 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 Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor's Degree - Behavioral Science and Law Yes 5/1/92


Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Criminal Justice Certificate University of Wisconsin - Madison 5/1/92

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 15 years as a Director for an agency supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities and older adults in residential settings. My experience also includes supporting individuals with long-term care needs requiring behavioral intervention and intensive medical support.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Pierce, Polk, Saint Croix

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 will work with individuals and families to create support services that will assist them in reaching their goals, hopes and dreams. We will work together to identify the services that are available in your area and outlying regions. We make sure that these supports are individualized and person centered. We will continually review the supports to ensure the that they are relative to achieving the goals identified and moving forward.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy being able to get to know individuals in the program and being creative (thinking outside the box) in identifying things that are important to them. Working together to establish a robust IRIS plan that supports different aspects of their life is very gratifying. Self-direction allows the person using the services to be in control of what is happening around them.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have both personal and professional experience in supporting individuals in long term care. I have worked with many families who are strong advocates and support for their loved ones. I can reflect on conversations with people who are directing their own support and with family members. I can use these experiences to get a better understanding of support needs and am able to rely on the creativity of different situations for clearing the path ahead.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love to spend time with my family and take my dog for walks. I like to be creative and paint, create collages and make jewelry. I always keep my eye out for a creative twist on a new project!

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