• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Sequoya Thomas
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987
  E-Mail IRISInfo@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 4/7/19 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 about the IRIS program. In a self-directed program like IRIS, you decide who provides your support and services and when they happen. You may have natural support from people in your life, or you may choose to purchase the support you need from an agency or someone that you hire directly. Your TMG IRIS consultant will be there to talk through these decisions with you, and will help you put a plan in place that reflects your choices.

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
Chicago State University Communications- Bachelor of Arts Yes 12-2011
University of the Rockies Conflict Resolution/Mediation – Masters of Arts Psychology Yes 5-2014

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)

My background is in working with adults who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental health issues. This can include individuals that are diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, or psychosis. In addition, many of the individuals that I’ve worked with were diagnosed with a dual diagnosis. For example, an individual would be diagnosed with schizophrenia and have a cocaine addiction, and my job was to help them navigate through both of these issues to better mental health.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

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'?
I partner with people by staying person-centered. It's my mission to help the people I partner with work towards the goals and help them live the life that they envision for themselves.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is the one-on-one contact that I have with people. I also genuinely enjoy having the opportunity to assist people in making a difference in their lives.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My personal life and experiences with my family members has prepared me to be a knowledgeable and caring TMG IRIS Consultant. My background in working with people that are diagnosed with mental health issues has also really shaped my mind to view the world through a different lens. I've learned to be an advocate for and assist people that need extra support to live the life they choose.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I spend time with my husband and family, watch movies, read, and attend church. I’m also always looking to have a great time!

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