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.
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.
Linda has worked with people experiencing homelessness for the last seven years and uses her journalism background and passion for social justice to write, design, and empower.
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.