Courtney has over 20 years of international development experience, working with boards, government agencies, health workers, indigenous communities, patients, and students and children on a range of issues, including the environment, disaster response, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, and health rights. She has a BA in International Studies from the City College of New York, with doctoral studies in Sociology.
Courtney joined TNC in 2012 to manage the Latin America Conservation Council. Prior, she was Regional Director for the Americas & Global Diabetes Specialist for Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), overseeing an eight-country team and developing innovative programming (including 5 Steps to Self-Care, recognized as a global model). Her areas of expertise and interest are health literacy, rapid assessments, strategic communications, program design, metrics, and community mobilization. She founded the Mexican non-profit SerBien (Servicios de Bienestar en Salud) in 2004 and serves on the board. After living in Mexico for 16 years, Courtney currently lives in Washington, DC. She & her husband Abraham, have two daughters, Andrea and Rio.