Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Joshua Cartagenova, CEO of Therapy Source Staffing Solutions, a Pennsylvania-based company on a mission to help schools and school systems find therapists that can help students, which leads to unmistakable life-changing results.
Dedicated to providing an exemplary level of service and support to educational sector clients and therapist partners, Therapy Source impacts the special education industry in a proactive way, writes Shanice J. Douglas for huffingtonpost.com.
Thank you so much for speaking with me today, Josh. Could you give me some background on how your company was started?
Josh: My wife Stacey and I started – and currently run the company together. In the year 2000, I was laid off of my job and that was the catalyst for starting the business out of our home. Stacey was a contractor for Springfield School District in PA, and the district asked her if she knew of any other therapists. She knew one – named Debbie – so she hired Debbie as a contractor. As soon as we saw there was a viable model, Stacey started to add therapists to our team, and reach out to potential clients. She grew the business to more than 10 therapists at that point – and to put that in perspective, today we work with more than 1,200. With my background, I was able to put processes in place and develop structure to the organization – and together – using our different skill sets – we started to grow the organization.
You are obviously fulfilling a service need, but you are also greatly impacting the lives of individuals. Is there a code that you live by, whether individually or through your business functions, and if so, how would you describe it?
Josh: There is a conscious focus on being an ethical business, while continuously striving to provide high quality therapists to the places that need them the most. Our clients entrust us with their children, so we always ask ourselves, “Who is the best, most-qualified person to help?”
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