Marcy Jackson, MSW, MPH, is Co-founder and Senior Fellow for the Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR). She served as Co-Director of the Center for 13 years and developed and directed the Courage & Renewal Facilitator Preparation Program for 16 years. She is currently on the leadership team for CCR’s Facilitator Preparation Program, mentors and supports new facilitators and leads Courage to Lead retreats for young leaders and activists. She has been facilitating Courage & Renewal retreats since 1996 with people from a variety of backgrounds and professions in the US and internationally. Previously, Marcy worked with individuals, groups, and families as a child and family therapist, grief counselor and group facilitator. She enjoys walking beaches and forests in the Pacific Northwest and pursuing creative interests in painting, writing and singing. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA.