Our Staff

Courtney David

Courtney David

Director of Governmental Relations
NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Inc.
Phone: 5184629422
Fax: 5184652695

Courtney began her role as Director of Governmental Relations on March 1, 2018. Courtney has more than 12 years of 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 brings along 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 will be 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 at the NYS Senate on staff to former Deputy Majority Leader Dean Skelos 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 will staff the Mental Health Committee, the Chemical Dependency Committee, and will coordinate agency meetings with OMH and OASAS.