Our Board

Courtney Brockett | Chair
Artist & Self-Employed Gardener
Courtney holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Idaho, where she taught drawing, painting and art history for 6 years. She was born in Lyme, New Hampshire but now lives in Tunbridge, VT. She recently joined the board of directors at SafeArt and is excited to get involved in the SafeArt community. She also works as a gardener in the Upper Valley.

Sarah R. Miller | Treasurer
Associate Attorney
Sarah is an attorney whose practice focuses primarily on family law matters. She holds a B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a M.Ed. from Johnson State College.

Sarah Lowry | Secretary
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Massage Therapist & Mental Health Counselor, focus in Drama Therapy (in training)
Sarah is a massage therapist, theater maker, and small-scale farmer who lives in Northfield, Vermont. She is currently finishing her last semester of graduate school at Lesley University to obtain her degree as a Mental Health Counselor, specializing in Drama Therapy. Sarah has been involved as an intern, an employee, and now a board member at SafeArt for the last half year.

Tracy Penfield
SafeArt Founding Director
Tracy has been on the board since founding SafeArt in 2000. Her current role is in taking SafeArt methods into the wider world via trainings, workshops, courses and videos. She has recently created a dance and music piece, Passing, that premiered in Randolph VT at the Chandler Center for the Arts.

Sue Jacobs
Licensed Mental Health and Addiction Specialist
Sue is a dual licensed mental health and addiction counselor in private practice in Randolph, VT. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Antioch New England University. Her undergraduate in Women’s studies and Trauma informed work came from Norwich University. She began her counseling work with women in prison and at the VT Children’s Aid Society. She has experience in emergency crisis work, substance abuse issues, facilitating women’s groups, anger management, grief and loss, patient recovery, eating disorders, end of life, chronic pain, and gambling. In her practice, Sue uses a trauma based approach using methods such as play therapy, motivational interviewing and emotional focus couples therapy.