Courtney Watson joined the SC Office of Rural Health in 2023 as a program manager for the Community Health Transformation team. In this role, she supports community leaders and health care providers in their efforts related to community-based population health programs and the social determinants of health.
Courtney has a decade of experience in direct service non-profit work, spanning from a culinary job training program, to a bike repair organization, and most recently with FoodShare South Carolina. Her work in the state’s food system spurred an interest to support the leaders across the state who are cultivating health in their community through coalitions and grassroots efforts.
Courtney has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and political science from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is a mother to two and enjoys living in the Northeast part of Columbia.