Courtney B. Scrubbs – President Elect

Courtney B. Scrubbs

Courtney B. Scrubbs is an independent Corporate Legal Consultant who represents private companies and non-profit organizations, particularly those in the healthcare industry, in a broad range of strategic transactions. Her practice also focuses on counseling non-profit organizations and professional associations on issues of fiduciary responsibility and board governance. Courtney earned her B.S. in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2004 where she served as Student Government Vice President. She pursued her J.D. from Howard University School of Law while also pursuing her D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating from both institutions in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

While in law school, Courtney was a student attorney in the Child Welfare and Justice Clinic, an Intellectual Property research assistant to Professor Sharif Mtima and a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court team. In her final year of law school, Courtney served as a Trustee on the Howard University Board of Trustees, an experience she notes as the true highlight of her 11+ year leadership education. While in medical school, Courtney was a local, regional then national leader in the Student National Medical Association, a 6,000-member organization of medical students, residents and practicing physicians committed to diversifying the face of medicine and improving the quality of health care to the underserved. She was the first African-American female Student Government President at her medical school and also the first African-American woman to hold the student President seat on the institution’s Board of Trustees. Also during medical school, Courtney was awarded recognition as a distinguished Paul Ambrose Public Health Scholar, serving the St. Mary’s Respite Care Center, a center that provides respite care to children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Courtney has traveled to Uganda and Haiti as a medical missionary, conducted Community Based Participatory Research with the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and worked as a public health consultant focusing on matters of adolescent sexual and mental health for the Children’s Defense Fund and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Prior to medical school and law school, Ms. Scrubbs worked as a chemist and quality analyst at the T.L. Water Treatment Plant, a 78-million-gallon-a-day, government-run water treatment facility for the City of Shreveport, LA.  Courtney currently serves as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association and as the 2015-2016 MBLA Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Gala Committee. Her community service also includes philanthropy for her alma mater, Xavier University of Louisiana, and service to Boston CASA as an active member of its Board of Directors. Ms. Scrubbs is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoys recreating the rich and hospitable Southern atmosphere for guests at home with jazz music and authentic New Orleans cuisine.

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