Cortney has directly trained hundreds of individuals to become Recovery Coaches and continues to support the development of additional trainers to expand training opportunities within their communities. Cortney recently brought recovery coaching into Canada and continues to work to expand peer services throughout the country. She has traveled to Vietnam to train over 30 community workers on Recovery Coaching and collaborated with government agencies to develop a system of care for addressing addiction through the use of peer services.
Today, Cortney is sought out to present on Recovery Coaching and Peer Services. Cortney has presented countless times across the country and around the world. Her thorough understanding of the peer-reviewed data supporting Recovery Coaching as an evidence-based practice, as well as the many policies and practices involved in implementing these services, makes her the foremost leader she has become today. Her command of the art and science behind this technique, coupled wither her personal story, allows her to open the hearts and minds of attendees, while inspiring change on all levels.
Cortney is currently serving a two-year term as an appointee on the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) and is on the board of Director’s for Families Together in New York State. She has served on the New York State Governor’s Opioid Task Force and has been a spokesperson for New York State’s Combat Heroin Campaign, Youth.gov, and the Center for Disease Control. Cortney has been featured in films such as: Refinery29’s “See, Here, Now” “Reversing the Stigma” and “Everywhere but Safe.” Cortney is a regular contributor for addiction stories on HLN’s Michaela Pereira show, and frequently participates in press events, conferences, and ceremonies.