About Us

Courtney Roark

Alabama State Policy & Movement Building Director

 Courtney is originally from southeastern Kentucky and calls Central Appalachia home. They just graduated from the University of Washington’s Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program for a Master of Public Health with special interest in Community-Based Participatory Research methods, sexual and reproductive health, policy, and community organizing. Most recently, they worked with the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) on a project to provide recommendations on policy and procedural changes to provide gender-affirming support to clients who identify as transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming.

Courtney is intent on spending their time and resources addressing the upstream factors of oppression that lead to poor health outcomes in oppressed populations. They are currently learning how to root their work in pleasure and collective healing in order to achieve collective liberation. Integral components of their work and livelihood include cross-stitching, practicing witchcraft, and playing outside. Courtney uses they/them pronouns and identifies as a non-binary femme lesbian.

Courtney uses they/them pronouns.