• IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Shardé Jennings
  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
Antioch University of Los Angeles Clinical Psychology – Master of Arts Yes 9-2011
Dillard University Mass Communications – Bachelor of Arts Yes 5-2008

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 TMG, I provided case management for adults living with serious and persistent mental illness, and spent time as a Resident Service Coordinator providing supportive services to older adults and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

No

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I partner with people to clear the path ahead by providing empowerment, encouragement, and support.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being a TMG IRIS Consultant is having the opportunity to empower people to navigate their life in a way that will enhance the quality of it and help them maintain their independence.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
One day, I was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in Los Angeles and preparing for law school. As I sat there, my mission shifted. I wanted to do meaningful work, which included supporting and empowering the lives of people. I never made it to law school. I have a Master of Arts Degree in clinical psychology and over seven years of experience providing social service and mental health support to adults.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, modeling, and creative expression.

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