Staff Spotlight: Tangi Readinger
In her role at InVision, Tangi helps ensure each person's experience at InVision is fully customized and within compliance guidelines.
What’s your name?
What is your role at InVision?
ISP (Individual Support Plan) Specialist.
I provide support, guidance, and training in all aspects of the ISP process. I keep supervisors on target with their compliance deadlines by updating and tracking all documents related to ISPs and working on the development of treatment plans. I write the quarterly reviews and ensure that the information is accurate so the Program Supervisor can quickly get the document signed and submitted according to compliance guidelines.
I also create the training documents and lead trainings related to the ISP Process for new Program Supervisors, too.
How long have you worked at InVision?
3 years and 4 months.
What do you like most about working with InVision?
Working at InVision has been a blessing. I have met so many dedicated and knowledgeable people who support and encourage me to explore my personal capabilities and push myself to be more.
My original reason for working in Human Services was because of my experience with my son who has Tourette syndrome and accompanying disorders. The help I received from human service professionals with my son prompted me to find ways to give back and support other parents and people with special needs.
My first job in human services was at a school for students with autism and emotional support needs. While that experience wasn’t a great one, working with the students there was a journey of self-introspection, and I knew I needed to keep working in this field. Thanks to InVision, I have been able to fulfill this desire.
What are you most proud of as a professional?
It has been a rewarding experience learning the ins and outs of the ISP Process and establishing the ISP Specialist position. I had many supporters: Brenda Sorber, my supervisor at the time—now the Program Director of the Reading office—and Matthew Gromis—Director of Regional Program Operations—who gave me encouragement and the autonomy to create an effective and viable support system for Program Supervisors.
I have built a more structured and manageable process for ISP-related documents, meetings, and compliance deadlines. I’m proud to be an integral part of the InVision team while also supporting and encouraging my counterpart ISP Specialist, Celeste Schantz.
When you’re not working, what do you usually do?
Spend time with my family and encourage them in all their endeavors. I’m also an obsessive reader, enjoying all types of books in genres like action, drama, fantasy, fiction, and spiritual. I also spend time outside enjoying nature, by the pool, taking hikes, and capturing the beauty of nature through photography.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
As bad as it is for me, I do like all types of pasta. I just need to find a healthier and diet-friendly pasta!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I am a fierce defender of the people I love and anyone in need of defending. My boys used to joke about me, “You do not want to mess with Mama Bear, because she’ll take your head off if you hurt her babies.” Otherwise I’m typically quiet and introspective with a positive personality, and I always hope to affect the people around me with positivity.