Our Staff

Courtney David

Courtney David


Director of Governmental Relations
NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Inc.
Phone: (518) 462-9422
Fax: (518) 465-2695

Courtney began her role as Director of Governmental Relations on March 1, 2018. Courtney joined the team with extensive government relations experience, most recently serving as Director of Operations & Government Affairs Specialist for Hodes & Landy, one of Albany’s well-established and highly-regarded lobbying firms.   

In her role as Government Affairs Specialist, she provided a full range of client support and representation, successfully guiding clients from diverse industries through legislative and regulatory challenges, and changing political environments.  Courtney has a strong background in strategy development, political and policy research, analysis and advocacy. Her in-depth understanding of NYS policy and the public policy process are an asset to our organization as we continue to strengthen our presence in Albany. Prior to Hodes & Landy, she garnered five years of legislative experience on staff to the Deputy Majority Leader of the NYS Senate where she formed, maintained and will continue to develop excellent working relationships on both sides of the aisle. 

In addition to her varied responsibilities as Director of Governmental Relations, Courtney staffs the Mental Health Committee, the Addiction Services & Recovery Committee, and coordinates agency meetings with OMH and OASAS.