“All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope?”  Immanuel Kant

In the spirit of Kant’s quote, we are pleased to launch a new interview series for our “TI News” blog on our website.  We’ll ask select staff, students, faculty and board members three questions about their background, their work at the agency, and their future goals.  

To start, we are pleased to interview Shanna Salmon, TI's Patient Coordinator.

1)    Tell us a little about yourself.  What brought you to TI?

Fordham University brought me to TI. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Social Work at Fordaham and contacted an adjunct professor there for professional advice. He just so happened to also be a fee-for-service therapist at TI. He mentioned that TI was looking for a Patient Coordinator then I ended up interviewing and got the job! 

2)    What work do you do at TI?  

Currently, I am a Patient Coordinator here, including scheduling intakes for therapists and speaking with clients on therapy here at TI. Recently, I have begun teaching yoga for staff here in the classroom since I am also a 200RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) through the Yoga Alliance. 

3)  What are your future personal and career goals?

My primary goal is to become a LCSW and work with the community as a private therapist!