IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Robert Givhan
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 12/9/19 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
UW–Whitewater Social Work Yes 12/2003


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)

Before coming to TMG, I worked at REM Wisconsin for 16 years as a Program Director. There, I supported individuals with cognitive disabilities by providing in-home supports. Also, I supervised various programs at REM – including adult family homes (AFH) and apartment supportive living programs – as well as having supervised direct support staff.

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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 individuals on a personal level so that we can develop a good working relationship. I think the best way to do that is to get to know the person's interests. Also, I feel that sharing experiences, ideas, and respecting one another's differences is the best way to build partnerships with each other.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is helping participants obtain their life goals. Also, I get joy out of helping them remain in the least restrictive environment as possible and assisting them in overcoming any barriers they may be facing. Independence is essential to all of us. I believe that assisting others to maintain their freedom is the most crucial part of a consultant's job.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My sixteen years as a Program Director at REM Wisconsin has prepared me to become a TMG IRIS Consultant. There, I learned how to support individuals with disabilities and understand the resources available to them to help them reach their goals. I look forward to getting to know you and building a great working relationship.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
During my free time, I am very active in my community. I belong to several social justice groups in Beloit. I'm also a very active member of my church and its outreach efforts, and have coordinated various clothing drives and other needs for individuals in the community. I also volunteer for an organization that houses individuals without permanent housing. Lastly, enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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