IRIS Consultant Biography

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  Consultant Name Natalya Smeyan
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 844-864-8987

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 12/14/2011 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
Almaty Institute of Physical Education and Sports Medicine Bachelor of Arts - Physical Education Yes 5/1/1997


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 coming to TMG, I worked as a medical interpreter for Russian speaking individuals and worked for Kazakh National Rehabilitation Center in Almaty Kazakhstan. I have experience helping people with physical therapy and rehabilitation after sports-related injuries.

County/Region I'm familiar with

Milwaukee, Ozaukee

Languages or Communication Skills

English, Russian

I'm comfortable with pets in the home


More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
Partnering means learning about you and your goals, then making an action plan you feel comfortable with to achieve them. First, I work with you to identify services or supports available now. This will help to stretch your IRIS budget and keep the resources you need to get the care and support necessary to realize those important goals.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
I like working at TMG because I am a big believer in self-direction and I enjoy helping others choose their path and stay independent.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
My education was very important, but “real life” experience has been even more powerful for me. As a volunteer (social worker) for a Russian speaking community, I learned the importance of asking questions and really listening. Sometimes, it’s hard for people to put into words what they really want, because they're not used to being asked. I truly enjoy the conversations that lead to solving problems and learning together.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, do yoga with my daughter and travel.

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