• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Jennifer Van Schyndel
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 920-629-0463
  E-Mail JVanSchyndel@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 6/20/2012 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
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Bachelor of Arts - Psychology/Human Development Yes 12/1/1999

Credentials

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)

Prior to working at TMG, I worked for Lutheran Social Services in the Fox Valley, providing resources and advice to older adults and their families. I was also the Benefit Specialist for Outagamie County, providing advocacy and assistance in areas of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and Consumer Protection.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Calumet, Manitowoc

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
​The first step in partnering with someone is to listen. I like to get to know the people I am working with, where they are in their lives, where they want to go and what they wish to do. I enjoy helping people come up with ideas to get them where they want to be and providing the necessary support and follow up needed so they can achieve their goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
One of my favorite things about being an IRIS Consultant is working out in the communities of the people I partner with. I believe it is a great asset to be able to meet with people in their home and in their community and to be able to share information about local resources.​

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
Working with complex programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Insurance was a great base of information for working within the IRIS Waiver program. These programs are complex and ever-changing. That position also provided a lot of experience in helping people advocate for their benefits and seek out local resources. It helped me to learn to look at issues from all sides and consider all perspectives when working towards a goal.​

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I like to do yard work and garden. I also like to spend time with my boys and husband, watching movies, making dinners, and in the summer months I go to farmer's markets with my neighbor.

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