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Elliott Williams, Communications Associate

Elliott Williams joined Learning Courage in 2022. He began working to address gender-based violence in college, joining the Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START) to serve as a confidential peer resource for students regarding Title IX. As co-chair of START he hosted events to educate students about gender-based violence and raise awareness for resources on campus and throughout the community. He also initiated a survey through which students could anonymously share their experience of the Title IX process and give feedback to the office. As Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees, Elliott grew more curious and passionate about higher education and educational administration.
Off campus, Elliott volunteered at TESSA, a Colorado Springs organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and interned at the El Paso County Domestic Violence Problem Solving Court, an alternate rehabilitative sentence for perpetrators of domestic violence. As a queer, transgender man, Elliott approaches this work with an awareness of patriarchal power structures and a belief that male-identifying people have a responsibility to address gender-based violence.


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Elena Levin

Elena is a member of the Class of 2022 at Brown University studying Psychology and Literary Arts. As a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, Elena has developed a passion for improving the independent school system and making school communities physically and emotionally safe for its students. After years of working with children in academic and research settings, Elena has seen first-hand the impact of childhood trauma on academic and social performance through her work with children from under-resourced communities. She is passionate about creating accessible and psychologically informed resources for students and teachers to prevent sexual misconduct and abuse in schools. As an intern for Learning Courage, Elena looks forward to gaining a deeper understanding of our education system and helping make schools free of abuse and a place for students to cultivate a love of learning.


Gus Hirschfeld, Brown University Class of 2021
Anna Rezk, Brown University Class of 2023
Nina Thiesen, Brown University Class of 2023
Abby Wren, Johns Hopkins Class of 2023
Amy Wheeler

Amy Wheeler, VP of Memberships

Amy Wheeler joined Learning Courage in the fall of 2019. A survivor herself, Amy has been an independent school educator and administrator for over 30 years. She began her career as an English teacher, dorm parent and coach at Lawrence Academy and understands the full life boarding school faculty and staff lead. Since then, she has worked as an administrator in K-8 day schools, 6-12 day schools, and a 6-12 all girls boarding school and knows well the impact of sexual misconduct on students, faculty, staff and institutions and the importance of training and prevention. Her experience on a number of independent school boards also gives her insight into the larger institutional issues that arise from both historic and current sexual misconduct on independent school campuses. We welcome her expertise on our team.

Kate Henry

Kate Henry, VP of Operations

Kate brings over twenty five years of IT experience focused on the financial services, manufacturing and med-tech sectors. Her expertise includes business planning, account management, program/project management and client service. She specializes in transforming and integrating complex voice and data infrastructure for acquisitions.
Kate brings a calm demeanor, attention to detail and natural ability to create process in her work.


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