IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Wayne Blanchard
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 10/19/2020. 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
Lipscomb University Psychology – Bachelors of Science Yes 8-1986
Springfield College Human Services – Masters of Science Yes 5-2005


Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Certified Medicare Counselor State Health Insurance Programs SHIP, CMS 6-2020.
CRS-A/D AIRS Information and Referral Certified, Aging and Disabilities 8-1986

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 long term care options counselor for an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in New Hampshire. I am very familiar with the Medicare Part D annual open enrollments. Also, for the past 15 years, I and have assisted clients with vocational rehabilitation counseling and planning.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Kewaunee, Manitowoc

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 am a firm supporter of all people who empower themselves to be independent and active in their community. I enjoy helping people collaborate with the natural and preferred supports and resources available to them.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I am excited to help people work towards their goals, and enjoy seeing these goals to become a reality for people.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My background working with people who have various challenges and abilities has allowed me to see things from their individual perspectives. I like to use my expertise to give the people I partner with vital information and encouragement to succeed in their life aspirations.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy being with family, biking and participating in winter activities. I also love music and being an amateur musician.

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