Meet Whitney Kulas, Inner Door Center®’s Outpatient Intake Coordinator!
What is a typical day like for you at Inner Door Center®?: For the bulk of my day I work in the office answer phone calls, calling insurance companies to get benefits, scheduling new patients, and filing paperwork. I also do the grocery shopping for the program and pick out lunches and snacks for patients. I run other random errands as needed.
Where did you go to school and for what?: I graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S.W. (Bachelors in Social Work) and a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising.
What are your future career goals?: I want to get my MSW (Masters in Social Work) from Wayne State University. Eventually I would like to work as a social worker with kids in a school setting.
What made you want to work at Inner Door Center®?: The job offered a unique experience working with eating disorders. Inner Door Center® is the only place like it in Michigan. I really enjoy working in a place that relates to my degree in social work, and I like the holistic approach here.
What are your hobbies?: Sewing. Shopping. Volunteering with kids. And traveling.
So I heard you are traveling in the near future… tell me about your trip!: I am going to California with a friend of mine from Australia. We are taking a two week road trip to travel the entire state. Some of the places we are going include Los Angeles, the Redwood Forest, Yosemite, San Diego, and San Francisco. I am most excited to go to Alcatraz and to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge.
What is your favorite book?: HARRY POTTER. I can’t choose a favorite from the series, I love all of the books. I went to the Harry Potter exhibit at Rockefeller Center in New York City. My friends made fun of me because I wanted to try the sorting hat! I also dressed up as Ron Weasley for a kids camp – I still have my costume!
Who inspires you the most?: Jeff Nelson. He was the youth minister at the church I attended growing up. He is the reason that I decided to go into social work and why I love volunteering with children. He makes a difference in people’s lives and I want to do the same thing.