Our Team

Courtney Abegunde

Courtney Abegunde

Program Manager of Implementation and Evaluation (she/her)


As Program Manager of Implementation and Evaluation, Courtney works with the Steel Smiling team to evaluate, implement, and sustain mental health best practices across our programming and resources. This includes executing a person-centered program delivery strategy that meets the diverse and ever-evolving mental health goals, learning objectives, and wellness desires of the community members we serve.

Most recently, Courtney was the Program Coordinator/Team Lead for Community Treatment Teams (CTT) with Western Psychiatric Hospital. In her role, she led and supervised a transdisciplinary community-based treatment team that served individuals with serious mental illness. She also has a depth of experience in the areas of community engagement, outreach and education, research, person-centered counseling, program evaluation, and quality improvement. In addition to her impressive professional expertise, Courtney is deeply passionate about Black mental health and wellness.

Courtney holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. in Psychology from Chatham University. She has also been recognized as A Dignity and Respect Champion by UMPC (2021) and has achieved the Women’s Health and Leadership Award from Chatham University and the Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology.