W.I.S.E. Work in Social Entrepreneurship by Tomeico Faison
W.I.S.E. Work in Social Entrepreneurship is a quarterly column that explores the role of social entrepreneurship and work, to include its contributions to "prevention of illness, injury, and disability" for marginalized populations. The column will include interviews of social entrepreneur leaders who have successfully demonstrated the ability to make a social impact and financially sustain their business. The wisdom from these leaders will be shared to inspire other professionals to consider social entrepreneurship as an occupational work choice to combat social and occupational injustices.
Tomeico Faison is a serial social entrepreneur acting as the CEO of Low Vision Rehab Solutions (Lowvisionrehabsolutions.com), Therapeutic Solutions (therapeuticsolutionsofnc.com) and Faison Consulting (faisonconsulting.com). She is also the founder and current secretary of Therapeutic Solutions Outreach, a small nonprofit that helps to fund low vision device purchases for persons with demonstrated financial need. Her doctoral studies at Boston University and part of her work in academia at Duke University focuses on creating social entrepreneurship education for aspiring OT social entrepreneurs and health care professionals.