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Courtney Konecny has served as Director of Care Coordination since 2021, bringing almost 20 years of experience in trauma-informed care and program development. Prior to joining The Headstrong Project, Courtney co-founded and directed two grassroots not-for-profit programs including The Hearing Silence Program, providing trauma-informed mindfulness, meditation, yoga and creative arts therapy to inner-city youth and educators in the Rochester City School District; and Elevate Community Foundation, focusing on program development, building community relationships and administrative leadership to bridge accessibility to low/no-cost alternative therapies & wellness practices for people & communities living in poverty. Courtney also co-developed and implemented the CoCreate Urban Garden Project, a healing natural space in the city of Rochester, dedicated to sustainable living, eco-education, and creating community connection for women healing from domestic violence and veterans seeking a supplemental outlet for their wellness. As a clinician and service provider of the veteran community for many years, including her work at Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester, NY, Courtney has proudly and humbly served this community since 2011 through trauma-focused therapy, assessment & evaluation for service connection and art therapy studio support for veterans utilizing the creative process to heal from the wounds of war. 

Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology & studio art from SUNY College at Brockport in 2002, and an M.S. in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College in 2004. Courtney is a nationally registered, board-certified and NYS licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and is clinically trained in trauma treatment and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additionally, Courtney is a certified yoga teacher (RYT-200) and a trained mindfulness meditation instructor, with intentional service in these roles to the Black Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) community and at-risk urban youth. Courtney is a seasoned presenter on the effects of trauma on the brain, art therapy in the treatment of trauma & abuse and utilizing mindfulness, yoga, meditation and holistic wellness practices as a tool for “rewiring the brain” and improving emotion regulation in trauma treatment. 

Courtney resides in New York and In her off time, she is an avid mixed-media artist and painter, practices yoga & meditation, loves to cook, be in nature and spending time with her amazing daughter, family and friends.  She grounds herself in a philosophy of compassion & humanness both personally and professionally. 

Zach Iscol

Zach Iscol

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Albert Rabil III

Albert Rabil III

Co-Founder and Board Member at The Headstrong Project, CEO at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, CEO and Co-Founder at Kayne Anderson Real Estate

David Petrucco

David Petrucco

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board at The Headstrong Project, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Backcast Partners

Paul Casey

Paul Casey

Chairman of the Board, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Ryan Sparks

Ryan Sparks

Board Member, Treasurer Chief Information Officer at Lennar Corporation, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

Author & Professional Speaker, Washington Speakers Bureau
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Medal Of Honor Recipient

Jay Epstien

Jay Epstien

Board Member, Partner at DLA Piper

W. Jameson McFadden

W. Jameson McFadden

Board Member, CEO of Wellington Shields

Libby Leist

Libby Leist

Board Member, Executive Producer, TODAY

Darlan Monterisi

Darlan Monterisi

Board Member, EVP and Global Head of Communications at Playtika
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Megan Ortiz

Megan Ortiz

Board Member, President, The Cohen Group

Darryl Rodgers

Darryl Rodgers

US Army Veteran,
Executive Director,
Assistant Market Head & Financial Advisor

Peter Westmeyer

Peter Westmeyer

Board Member, Founder and President at Remedy Medical Properties, Inc.

Jim Wilkinson

Jim Wilkinson

Vice Chairman at McLarty Diversified Holdings &
Executive Chairman of TrailRunner International,
U.S. Navy Reserves Veteran

William Wolfe

William Wolfe

Board Member, Co-founder and Chairman of First Washington Realty, Inc.

Dan Kaepernik

Dan Kaepernik

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer

Ed Lord

Ed Lord

Chief Revenue Officer

Matt Kress

Matt Kress

Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Randy Baker

Randy Baker

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Military Spouse

Lois Slubowski

Lois Slubowski

Sr. Director of Business Operations

Adrienne Gibson

Adrienne Gibson

Sr. Director, Data Science & Technology

Katie Dexter

Katie Dexter

Sr. Director, Revenue Operations
U.S. Army Veteran

Erin Mintmier

Erin Mintmier

Sr. Director, Major Gifts

Austin Courtney Stiffler

Austin Courtney Stiffler

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Evelyn Polcari

Evelyn Polcari

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Sr. Director, Network Clinical Operations

Ned Freeze

Ned Freeze

Director of Corporate Partnerships
U.S. Army Veteran

Anna Crane, PhD

Anna Crane, PhD

Sr. Director, Network Clinical Operations

Kelsey Custer

Kelsey Custer

Director, Data Analytics

Chelsea Lynch

Chelsea Lynch

Director of Major Gifts & Foundations

Jess Franklin

Jess Franklin

Director of Human Resources

Robin Myers, LMSW

Robin Myers, LMSW

Director, Clinical Systems

Todd Townley

Todd Townley

Director, IT Operations

Marissa Wirth

Marissa Wirth

Product Manager

Renee Rudolph

Renee Rudolph

Manager, Donor Relations & Outreach

Noelle Melton

Noelle Melton

Clinical Care Coordinator
Military Spouse

Kristin Meisner

Kristin Meisner

Clinical Care Coordinator