Health Coach Bios

Heather Courtney

Name: Heather Courtney

Title: Staff Training Specialist

Work Location: Dunham Avenue

Office Hours: 8-4pm

Best way to contact you: 661-1571 or heather.courtney@resourcecenter.org

Education: BS in Psychology

Awards/Certifications/Licenses/Professional Memberships: Certified Wellness Coach, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Peer Leader- CDSMP/NDPP/CPSMP, Certified Bridges Trainer, ASIST Trained, CCBOA Basketball Official, Live Well Chautauqua, Chautauqua Health Action Team, Nicotine Annihilation Team

Community Involvement as related to health and wellness: Planet Fitness member, Running, WW Coach

Hobbies related to health and wellness: WW member, running, strength training

What can you contribute in terms of support and motivation to TRC employees enrolled in the TRC STARS Enhanced Health Care Plan? I am a motivated individual and very flexible with working around peoples’ schedules. I truly enjoy helping people help themselves. It is important to me to be a role model so that I “walk the walk” and that others can believe in themselves.


Name: Jon DeSantis

Title: Staff Assistance Specialist

Work Location: Dunham Avenue

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Best way to contact: Office – 661-1492, Email – john.desantis@resourcecenter.org, SCOMM

Education: Master of Science in Education, Canisius College; Bachelor of Arts, Clarion University Of Pennsylvania; Certified Personal Coach, Wellcoaches School of Coaching; Roswell Park Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program

Awards/Certifications/Licenses/Professional Memberships: Certified Personal Wellcoach, Roswell Park Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Peer Leader – NDPP/CDSMP/CPSMP, Bridges out of Poverty, Mental Health First Aid

Community Involvement as related to health and wellness: Member of Anytime Fitness, Chautauqua Bright Spots, Nicotine Annihilation Team, American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator, Population Health Collaborative, Chautauqua Health Action Team, Work Well CHQ

Hobbies related to health and wellness: I love going to the gym, going on adventures with my dog, and spending time with people that mean the most to me!

What can you contribute in terms of support and motivation to TRC employees enrolled in the TRC STARS Enhanced Health Care Plan?: As a certified Personal Wellcoach, I specialize in supporting people in achieving positive and sustainable lifestyle changes. My goal is to apply my knowledge and experience to help empower others on their path to overall wellness, as well as to model healthy habits and choices for others to follow. As a team, we’ll work together to create a healthy lifestyle that’s as rewarding as it is fun!

 


Donna Trusso

Name: Donna Trusso

Job Title: STARS Enhanced Employee Health Care Plan Manager

Work Location: Dunham

Best way to contact: 661-4795 or donna.trusso@resourcecenter.org

Hometown: Central New York  (now living in Jamestown)

Education: B.S., Music Therapy: SUNY Fredonia; M.A., Rehabilitation Counseling, Edinboro University

Awards/Certifications/Professional Memberships: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor – Clinical Supervisor (CRC-CS); Licensed Professional Counselor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Member, American Counseling Association; former Board-Certified Music Therapist; Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist; Recipient of Corporate Health & Wellness Association 2018-Well Being 100 Award; Peer Leader – National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP); Member of Chautauqua Bright Spots; Population Health Collaborative; Chautauqua Health Action Team; Work Well CHQ

What made you decide to enter your field of expertise? Passion to empower people to overcome difficult life barriers.