Susan graduated from the University of Cincinnati and worked in the field of mental health for the first ten years of her career. Eventually she realized she couldn’t stay indoors eight hours a day and moved on to photojournalism and outreach, where she learned to work with a long stream culturally diverse individuals and groups. She joined Open Table in early 2018 as a street outreach and resource navigator and can typically be found on the streets of Nashville with a camera and a rather large, lovable dog.
Lauren finds joy in organizing with people to fight for dignity and human rights, feeding friends, making movement art, and reading poetry.
Influenced by grassroots leaders past and present, Austin’s work is guided by the belief that a just economy is one where ownership of land, housing and work lies in the hands of our communities rather than speculative investors.
Lisa started volunteering with Open Table Nashville in 2015, served on the board, and when the opportunity arose to join the staff full-time as the Operations Coordinator, jumped at the chance.