IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Laura Macdonald
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 5/03/21 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
Aurora University Masters in Social Work In Process 12-2022
Argosy University Bachelor of Psychology Yes 11-2009
Mohawk Valley Community College Associate of Criminal Justice Yes 12-2007


Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional Clearbrook 7-2011

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 with individuals with developmental disabilities for over seven years under the Illinois Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver Program. I also have almost four years of experience working at a managed care organization, where I connected individuals enrolled in the Medicaid program to health and community resources. I have extensive experience in home modification and assistant technology applications, as well as with Medicaid waiver payroll budgeting. I have assisted the people I partner with with educational and vocational resources, and I have advocated for their best interests. I have a passion for working with people in the community and helping them achieve their personal goals for independence.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Kenosha, Racine

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 believe in listening to each of the people I partner with and respecting what their personal goals are. My job is to educate people on what resources are available to them and to help them make informed decisions to guide their care.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I love being able to build connections with people in my community and helping them navigate the program. It is amazing to see how linking someone with the appropriate services can make such a huge difference in their life.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I have over seven years of experience working with individuals on the Illinois Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver and almost 11 years of experience working with clients of all ages with various physical and cognitive disabilities. I have helped the people I partner with navigate the system and advocate for the programs, equipment, and modifications they need to live an independent life.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I enjoy collecting sea glass, being out in nature, exploring new towns, going to drive-in theaters, playing bingo and coming up with crafts I would like to do but realistically will never get around to doing.

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