As Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy for Crisis Text Line, Courtney Hunter stewards the federal public policy objectives and partnerships for the organization, encompassing mental health workforce development and youth prevention efforts. Previously, Courtney was the Vice President, State Policy at Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis. In this role, Courtney led the engagement of state policymakers to eliminate barriers to addiction treatment access, increase training of healthcare professionals, and integrate behavioral health services into primary care settings.
Prior to joining Shatterproof, Courtney spent 11 years at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. During her time there, she worked in media relations, program management, and government affairs. Courtney was responsible for developing the Partnership’s advocacy program and instrumental in the introduction of the bicameral and bipartisan Family Support Services for Addiction Act in early 2020. Courtney has led campaigns and high-level partnerships with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Major League Baseball, and The Meth Project.
Courtney graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and earned a Master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University-School of International and Public Affairs.