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First Person Care Consultants serves residents of Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Jefferson, Kenosha, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Waushara counties who choose to participate in the IRIS program.

Karrie Knapp - Director

Karrie Knapp is the Director of First Person Care Consultants. She has special experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and chronic mental health diagnoses.

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Susan Rothe - IRIS Consultant Supervisor

Susan Rothe has more than 19 years of experience assisting adults who want to develop independent living skills, or who need mental health and community services. She is also skilled in working with frail elders, people who have chronic mental health diagnoses, and physical disabilities.

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Travis Wick - IRIS Consultant - First Person Care Consultants

Travis Wick - IRIS Consultant Supervisor

Travis has experience working with people of all ages with all types of disability, cognitive, physical, developmental and behavioral.

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Sana Khan - Quality Supervisor

Sana Khan comes to First Person Care Consultants after a successful career as an Operations Supervisor at iLIFE, where she gained extensive experience in the IRIS program, and at different times oversaw the onboarding, office services, quality, and plans teams.

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Amy Barrett - Designated Long Term Care Functional Screener

Amy Barrett has 10 years of experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as connecting individuals with community resources.

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LaDonna Gentry-Wright - IRIS Consultant - First Person Care Consultants

LaDonna Gentry - Designated Long Term Care Functional Screener

LaDonna Gentry previously worked at St. Charles Youth and Family Services where she was a wraparound counselor. LaDonna is a new consultant at First Person Care Consultants.

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Kelsey Mowery - Training Coordinator

Kelsey Mowery has experience working with people of all ages in group homes. She also has experience helping young adults with disabilities engage in the community through improving vocational and social skills.

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Kao Xiong - Intake and Enrollment Specialist

Kao is the intake and enrollment specialist for First Person Care Consultants. She previously worked for iLIFE as an onboarding specialist and quality assurance specialist.

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Ker Xiong - Data and Reporting Analyst

Ker was an Operations Supervisor at iLIFE for five years prior to joining First Person Care Consultants, and he shares our passion for helping IRIS participants receive quality care.

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Jamie Buss

Jamie previously served as a wraparound care coordinator at SaintA.

 

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Brian Dimond

Brian Dimond previously worked as a Case Manager for MCFI Life Services for several years. He is new to the First Person Care Consultants Team and shares our collective passion for providing quality services to those in need. Brian has over 15 years of experience working in social services.

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Emily Dunphy

Emily Dunphy previously worked at Holland Free Health Clinic, where she helped new low-income clients connect with clinic and community services.

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Sarah Foley - IRIS Consultant - First Person Care Consultants

Sarah Foley

Sarah is passionate about serving people with disabilities and she has experience working with autistic people and people with cognitive and behavioral disabilities.

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Casey Frazier

Casey Frazier is passionate about social service and is a new addition to the First Person Care Consultants team. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Carthage College in 2018 and graduated from Concordia University with a Master of Social Work degree in 2019.

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Jonathan Garber

Jonathan Garber has extensive personal care experience working with children who have developmental disabilities.

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Caleah Heim

Caleah Heim's diverse experience includes owning a business as a doula and serving as a substitute teacher and inclusion specialist for children with disabilities.

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Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson is new to the First Person Care Consultants team, but she has worked as an IRIS Consultant for the past four and a half years.

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Stephanie Knight

Stephanie Knight has extensive experience working with the elderly, including those with dementia.

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Kia Lor

Kia Lor previously worked as a medical assistant for four years before she joined First Person Case Consultants.

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Medelis Miranda - IRIS Consultant - First Person Care Consultants

Medelis Miranda

Medelis Miranda has experience serving as an IRIS consultant agency director in the state of Wisconsin prior to coming to First Person Care Consultants.

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Molly Mowery

Molly has been serving people with disabilities through a variety of roles since 2005. She is passionate about helping others remain independent, while also helping them improve their daily living and social skills.

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Alicia Mueller

Alicia Mueller

Alicia Mueller has an extensive background in social work and is passionate about helping people of all ages and backgrounds overcome the challenges in their lives.

 

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Mark Nowaczynski

Mark Nowaczynski has over 20 years experience serving Milwaukee County residents by helping them get the quality care they need.

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Elizabeth Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge was a behavior technician and senior therapist with the Childhood Autism Treatment Team prior to joining First Person Care Consultants.

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Stacey Richards

Stacey Richards has 25 years experience working with people of all ages facing barriers to independence including specialized experience working with autistic people, youth in transition, and the elderly.

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Tina Sabo

Tina Sabo has served individuals with disabilities and mental health diagnoses since 2005. Tina's primary language is English, and she is passionate about helping others reach their long-term care goals.

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Christina Schilling

Christina Schilling worked in the home care field assisting frail elders with daily living activities before coming to First Person Care Consultants and has worked in the health care field for more than seven years.

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Sarah Sleider

Sarah Sleider is an IRIS Consultant with experience working with the elderly, youth in transition, and autistic individuals.

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Amanda Stoxen

Amanda Stoxen has over 10 years’ experience serving Racine and Kenosha County residents. She has worked as a specialist and supervisor at a day program and a caregiver at group homes.

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Loriann Thomas

Loriann Thomas previously worked as a care coordinator and case manager before joining First Person Care Consultants. She holds two degrees in Occupational Therapy and is passionate about helping individuals live life as independently as possible.  

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Emily Vanbergen

Emily Vanbergen came to First Person Care Consultants from the Wraparound Reach Program, where she was a care coordinator helping youth get the behavioral health services they needed to be able to live at home.

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Bethany Walker - IRIS Consultant - First Person Care Consultants

Bethany Walker

Bethany Walker has experience working with people with disabilities, including developmental limitations and autism.

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Touya Yang

Touya Yang is a former caregiver who provided in-home support and personal care services for elderly and disabled persons.

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Ada Young - IRIS Consultant Milwaukee - First Person Care Consultants

Ada Young

Ada Young has worked in the social service field for more than nine years. Previously, Ada worked in the child welfare and treatment foster care systems where she assisted with licensing caretakers.

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Jolanda Zhuka

Jolanda Zhuka

Jolanda Zhuka previously worked for new health services at MCFI and MCFI Home Care Agency as a supervisorWhile working with new health services, she managed a case load of 250 clients with a total of 300 workers.

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