MY WHY – Kali, Dedicated Functional Screener

At My Choice Wisconsin, our employees are passionate about the work we do. We come from all walks of life but are united by a dedication to serving our members and helping them find ways to live their healthiest, most independent lives. Read on to learn WHY we come to work every day!

If you would have told me several years ago that I would be where I am now, I wouldn’t have believed you. I had never envisioned myself working with the population My Choice Wisconsin serves, but my passion for helping others was sparked when I worked at a group home that served individuals with disabilities. For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed visiting with a wide range of members. My role as a Dedicated Functional Screener (DFS) has allowed me to still work with the population I first came to love while also expanding my focus to frail elders, physically disabled, and individuals with mental health needs. Just like no two individuals are alike, no two days are alike at MCW. I get to visit with members and their supports and use my critical thinking skills to assess their everyday needs. I enjoy the work/life balance my role as a DFS has given me, the relationships I’ve established with members and their supports, as well as the connections I’ve made with my peers. When I was younger, my goal was to make a difference in the world even if it was just in one individuals life, and I know with my work as a DFS I am accomplishing just that!