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Courtney Anne Konecny recently joined the Headstrong team as Director of Care Coordination, bringing over 17 years of experience grounded in trauma-informed treatment and evidence-based practices. Prior to joining Headstrong, Courtney co-founded and directed a grassroots NFP program providing trauma-informed mindfulness, meditation, yoga and creative arts therapy to inner-city youth and educators in the Rochester City School District. In 2019, Courtney co-founded Elevate Community Foundation, Inc. Leading this organization, she focused 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. In 2020, Courtney co-developed and implemented the CoCreate Urban Garden project, a healing natural space in the city of Rochester, dedicated to sustainable living, education, wellness and connecting community, including 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 Veteran’s Outreach Center in Rochester, NY, Courtney has proudly, and humbly served this community in various roles, including trauma-focused therapy, assessment & evaluation for service connection, family systems therapy and art therapy studio support for veteran’s utilizing the creative process to heal from the wounds of war. Additionally, Courtney has maintained a small private therapy & wellness practice since 2007, where she specializes in focused and adjunctive trauma treatment with at-risk youth, women and veterans.

Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Studio Art from SUNY College at Brockport in 2002, and a Masters of Science 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.

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

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Zach Iscol

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Albert Rabil

Albert Rabil

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David Petrucco

David Petrucco

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Paul Casey

Paul Casey

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Ryan Sparks

Ryan Sparks

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Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

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Medal Of Honor Recipient

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Jay Epstien

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Libby Leist

Libby Leist

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Darlan Monterisi

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Linda Singh

Linda Singh

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Darryl Rodgers

Darryl Rodgers

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Peter Westmeyer

Peter Westmeyer

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Jim Wilkinson

Jim Wilkinson

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
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William Wolfe

William Wolfe

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Jim McDonough

Jim McDonough

Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Army Veteran

Dr. Amy M. Williams

Dr. Amy M. Williams

Chief Clinical Officer

Miguel Ocegueda

Miguel Ocegueda

Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Army Veteran

Lois Slubowski

Lois Slubowski

Chief Business Officer

Kat Cheshire

Kat Cheshire

Chief Development Officer

Lora Dircz

Lora Dircz

Chief Marketing Officer

Parshva Bavishi

Parshva Bavishi

Chief Impact & Information Officer

Evelyn Polcari

Evelyn Polcari

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Anna Crane

Dr. Anna Crane

Clinical Director, East Region

Matt Feldhaus

Matt Feldhaus

Director, Community Engagement - West
U.S. Army Veteran

Matt Gryskewicz

Matt Gryskewicz

Director, Community Engagement - East
U.S. Army Veteran

Tatjana Richardson

Tatjana Richardson

Director, Individual Giving

Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Director, Digital Marketing & Content Development
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Kelsey Custer

Kelsey Custer

Director, Data Analytics

Katya Musacchio

Katya Musacchio

Director, Business Operations

Todd Townley

Todd Townley

Director, IT Operations

Robin Myers

Robin Myers

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US Army Veteran