Senior Community Projects Manager, Institute for Human-Animal Connection
What I do
Courtney Brown, MSW, is the Senior Community Projects Manager at the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC). As part of her work with IHAC she oversees the Colorado LINK Project. Currently, Courtney is working with faculty from the University of Denver's Graduate School of Social Work, Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Sturm College of Law on research to inform evaluation, treatment and criminal justice responses for cases of animal cruelty and neglect. She also has experience conducting program evaluations and needs assessments related to services and programming for persons experiencing homelessness.
Courtney has over five years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating innovative programs, training events and projects with local and national partners. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Romania from 2009-2013 and holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) and Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate from the University of Denver. Her professional interests include exploring the intersections of social justice, environmental justice and animal welfare.