Dartmouth Health’s senior director of government relations selected for national women’s healthcare fellowship

Courtney Tanner

I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from the 2024 cohort and mentors at the Carol Emmott Foundation.

Courtney Tanner, JD, MSW

Dartmouth Health’s senior director of government relations has been selected as a member of the 2024 fellowship class of the Carol Emmott Foundation. Courtney Tanner, JD, MSW, is the latest in a long line of women employed by Dartmouth Health to be named Carol Emmott Fellows, and is in the company of representatives of prestigious health systems like the Mayo Clinic, Yale New Haven, and Johns Hopkins in the 2024 class.

The Carol Emmott Fellowship works to accelerate gender equity in healthcare leadership by providing women leaders a platform for national visibility as well as a continuously growing network of peers, mentors, and sponsors in the industry. The program equips participants with the necessary resources and connections to lead change and foster gender and racial equity within their healthcare organizations.

“I am humbled and honored to join the ranks with my fellow Dartmouth Health Carol Emmott Fellows,” said Tanner. “There are many areas of opportunity for equity in healthcare. In my role as government relations director and as a community servant, I am eager to strengthen my healthcare executive skills to better serve. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from the 2024 cohort and mentors at the Carol Emmott Foundation.”

Tanner has been with Dartmouth Health since 2018. She earned her JD/MSW dual degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law and College of Health and Human Services. Tanner holds adjunct professorships at Colby-Sawyer College and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She serves as board chair of Families Flourish Northeast, and board member of New Hampshire Humanities, and the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Northern New England chapter. This year, she was named to the 2023 class of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s annual Forty Under 40 list, profiling young Granite Staters making a difference.

“The Fellowship Class of 2024 is truly exceptional. These remarkable leaders have the vision and dedication to drive change in healthcare, contributing to a more equitable and inclusive industry,” said Anne McCune, CEO of the Carol Emmott Foundation. “We are excited about the size and potential of this cohort and their ability to impact the industry nationally.”

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.