Work History (starting with most recent)
|Name of Agency
|Date of Employment
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
|Name of Institution
Associate's Degree - Human Services
|Name of Certification / Accreditation
|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 in a shelter for women and children who have been abused/battered. I also worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for 14 years and a case manager in a homeless shelter. I have experience with employment services, counseling, alcohol and drug abuse, community resources and long-term care.
County/Region I'm familiar with
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 partner with people by getting to know what their strengths and goals are. I listen carefully to their background and what is important to them in their lives. I provide resources, guidance and encouragement. I educate people about what services are available and provide them with choices. I empower people by helping them focus on their strengths, knowledge and supports they have in their lives.
What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I enjoy meeting people and partnering with them on their journey in the IRIS Program. I enjoy being a part of empowering individuals to live the type of life they choose.
What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
I was a CNA for 14 years. I learned empathy and compassion for people. This experience helped me to see the perspective of the individual, caregivers and the families involved. I worked in a shelter with women and their children who have been abused/battered providing support/resources/assistance as they learned how to put their lives back on track after being involved in an abusive relationship/marriage. I worked with the homeless population as a Case Manager in a homeless shelter. I helped people connect to resources in the community to obtain employment, skills and housing. I provided guidance in learning how to budget finances and enrich employment skills. I provided a safe environment that was supportive and compassionate that met their needs at a low point in their lives. I also provided connection to resources in the community that could provide items needed to get a fresh start. I organized Fund Raisers for the Shelter and provided education in the community on homelessness.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
One of my newest hobbies/passions is teaching myself how to paint with acrylics. I enjoy painting landscapes and a variety of subject matter. I love gardening. I enjoy growing vegetables for my family and do some canning/preserving as well. I love cooking with fresh vegetables and herbs from our garden. I enjoy spending time with my family. I have four grown children and one wonderful grandchild that I am very proud of. I especially love spending time outside, camping, boating, fishing and spending time around a campfire!
WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)