After growing up in the small town of Grant, Alabama, Courtney Sweatman graduated from Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She then received her Master's of Accountancy from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and obtained her CPA license in November 2016. Courtney began her career as an intern in the accounting department at Phoenix. She is now the Chief Financial Officer at Phoenix supervising the accounting, human resources, and information technology departments. She currently serves as the President of EPIC’s Board of Directors. She also sits on the board of directors for the Alabama Rehabilitation Association and the National Rehabilitation Association. She actively volunteers with Leadership Greater Huntsville and spends her spare time with her husband, Adam, and their two rowdy dogs.
Born in the nation’s capital, Rachel Mason graduated from Alabama A & M University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. While interning at Phoenix in graduate school she was hired as an Employment Specialist, where she helped people with disabilities find gainful employment. Seven years later Rachel is still employed at Phoenix and is now a Program Coordinator overseeing Career Services. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has been on EPIC’s board for two years and is now serving in the role of Vice President.
Donna joined the board in 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Systems Engineering from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Structural Engineering) from Mississippi State University. She has been an active volunteer for EPIC since its inception, helping set up the day program EPIC Friendships, organizing volunteers, as well as planning and working the annual dinner/dance, yard sales, and any other fundraiser or need for EPIC. She has two daughters, one who attends EPIC Friendships and the other an engineer who also organizes the quarterly EPIC dances and EPIC Art Studio.
Born and raised in New England, Mary Anne Razook graduated from Regis College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in math and education. She worked for 15 years as a Supervisory Bank Examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Banking Department. After leaving that position to stay at home with her children, she and her family moved to the Marshall Islands, living on Kwajalein Island for ten years. During that time she homeschooled her youngest son who has Down Syndrome. Since relocating to Alabama, she has been active in Special Olympics and Miracle League. She is a founding board member of EPIC and was the project lead in bringing the day program EPIC Friendships into being. She now serves as EPIC's Treasurer. She and her husband have four children and six beautiful grandchildren.
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