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.
Whitney developed a love for justice, eventually becoming a member and taking on leadership positions in the Nashville Feminist Collective, Christ the King Catholic Church, Workers’ Dignity, and the Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter.
For almost a decade, Te’aira spent time working with individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty in the school systems, combating against disability oppression in Cameroon and doing community organizing work in West Baltimore.
After volunteering for a cold weather canvassing effort, she fell in love with the OTN mission and values. She is honored to join the team and can not wait to build meaningful relationships with our friends.