Courtney and her children are survivors of domestic violence. She feels a strong connection with her survivor family and since December of 2001, she has been a tireless advocate and community servant for women like her with children like hers.
Her 501(c)3 organization, Survive2Thrive Foundation (S2T), has served nearly 5,100 Texans, providing her clients a path to safety, self sufficiency and success. www.survive2thrivefoundation.org
For the last 14 years, Courtney has served as a policy driver and legislation supporter for many NPO and community agencies across the State of Texas for various pieces of legislation related to domestic violence, sex trafficking, and child protection. During the last two years, Courtney has been a member of the Travis County Family Supervisor’s Group, which monitors law enforcement practices and drives policy and victim advocacy programs.
Courtney has now been appointed to the Human Rights Commission for the City of Austin.
Since 2007, Courtney has worked with Vice President Biden as a policy reviewer for VAWA and in 2018, she joined the law enforcement task force for The Biden Foundation, as a trusted policy advisor.
Courtney served on several boards including the fundraising board of SafePlace Shelter, The Cisco Power of Partnerships Coalition, Leadership Austin, HerLegacy Network, and The GFIL Foundation.