Meet Our Team

Courtney Wyckoff, CPT, CES

Courtney Wyckoff is the founder of MommaStrong, MommaStrong FUEL, and PappaStrong. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with 20 years experience in the field of biomechanics and injury prevention/treatment. She started on her path as a fitness expert after retiring from a career as a professional ballet dancer, driven by a love for human movement and a curiosity about the engineering of the human body. Soon after the birth of her second child, she began suffering from chronic pain due a severe back injury, autoimmune disease, and postpartum depression. These experiences prompted Courtney to develop her own method of physical rehabilitation, one that focused on nurturing agility throughout the lifespan through consistent extension-based exercise. She founded MommaStrong and PappaStrong as ways to share this method in the most accessible way. Her work has been featured in Shape magazine, NPR, Parents magazine, and are vetted by leading physical therapists in this field.

Sicily Dickenson

Sicily Dickenson joined MommaStrong as CEO in April 2018. As a former CMO of Mattress Firm and NRG Energy, Sicily brings more than 13 years experience as a senior marketing and business executive. Sicily is herself the mother of two girls, who brings herself to the mat for MommaStrong every day (well almost every day). She met Courtney as her post-partum physical issues forced her to have two hip replacements. MommaStrong is a program that I can integrate into my daily life. It makes me feel stronger (both physically and mentally) and allows me to take care of myself so I can be a stronger person for the people I love. —Sicily Dickenson

Our Registered Dietitians & Specialists

Stephanie Dillon, PT, DPT, OCS, WCS

Stephanie Dillon joined the MommaStrong team in March 2020 as their Physical Therapist (PT) Advisor. She has been a PT for 13 years, and holds board certifications in both orthopedics and women’s/pelvic health physical therapy. She is passionate about helping pre- and post-partum women (even decades postpartum!) learn how they can help themselves with pelvic floor problems, which no one enjoys talking about but everyone experiences. She is the mother of two young children, who somehow simultaneously make her crazy and also fill her life with joy. When she is not doing MommaStrong exercises, she enjoys hiking and yoga.

Kathleen Johnson, MA, RD, LDN

Kathleen Johnson is a Registered Dietitian and the owner of Halve Your Cake. She educates and empowers clients using principles of mindful and intuitive eating. Together, they create realistic goals and individualized plans to achieve them. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education from Immaculata University. Since then she has worked in multiple settings, including some time at Trader Joe’s and Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center. Find out more about Halve Your Cake.

Nicole Myers, RD, LDN, CDE

Nicole Myers is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with more than 10 years experience in the field. Nicole currently works in the greater Boston area as a nutrition counselor working one-on-one with clients, with a focus on diabetes, weight management, digestive health, pregnancy and chronic disease. Nicole’s passion for nutrition stems from her belief that the foundation of our health and wellbeing is significantly impacted by how we nourish our bodies. Nicole enjoys helping empower people to feel more in control of their health, as well as helping others deepen their connection to food.

Jya Plavin, MPH, CPT, CPPC

Jya Plavin joined MommaStrong in March 2020 as Director of Impact and Community Engagement, and is MommaStrong’s Lead Certified Trainer. Jya holds a Master’s degree in Public Health, and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Pre- and Postnatal coach. She brings over a decade of experience working as a public health practitioner and educator, focused on understanding behavior change within the complexity of our real lives, communities, and the broader health environment. After a difficult transition to motherhood led her to the transformative magic of MommaStrong, Jya became passionate about maternal health justice and supporting people who give birth through accessible, evidence-based fitness and wellness guidance. She is thrilled to be part of the team.

Hannah Sheehan Da Silva, RD/DtP, MSc, CNSC

Hannah Sheehan Da Silva is a Registered Dietitian in Canada and the USA, currently located in Montreal, Quebec. In her 9 years of practice, Hannah has worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of health conditions and conducted clinical research on the role of the gut microbiota in chronic disease. Hannah’s main objective as a dietitian is to help people to fuel their bodies during times of challenge. These challenges could include cancer, trauma, or chronic disease, or wonderful but challenging times in our lives such as the arrival of a new baby or the hectic schedule of a busy family. Hannah aims to make nourishing yourself simple, enjoyable, and effective.

Our Behind the Scenes Rock Stars

Shawn Broussard

Shawn Broussard joined the MommaStrong team in November of 2018 as the Customer Experience Expert. A former project manager, Shawn had been a stay at home mom of two for many years when MommaStrong approached her with the opportunity to become a part of the team, while still allowing her to make the carpool circuit. Shawn is very passionate about making sure the MommaStrong community is well taken care of and by this we mean she really wants your memberships to run smoothly!

Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes joined MommaStrong in March of 2020 as the Video and Web Content Assistant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in corporate communications with a speciality in video production. After graduation, Kim served in AmeriCorps for a year working with women and children experiencing homelessness. She worked for six years as the Communications Manager at a nonprofit focused in sustainability within the built environment. After having her daughter, she transitioned into staying at home and running her own videography and photography business for four years until joining MommaStrong. Also during that time, she became heavily involved in her local MOMS Club because, after a rough and long postpartum period, Kim became passionate about helping other mothers navigate the rough waters. She sees this position as the perfect marriage of her skills and passion.

Sarah Lowen

Sarah Lowen joined MommaStrong in September 2020 as the Communications Manager. She helps make sure the right member communications get to the right people. She also assists with our Monthly Challenges and keeps our program content updated.She has a master’s degree in Linguistics and after graduation, she designed courses and training for international students in the United States, with a heavy focus on communication. She is committed to education for all, and fitness education is a part of that. After having her daughter, MommaStrong was there to help her navigate new waters and she is grateful to be a part of a team providing such a necessary product and community for parents and caregivers everywhere.

Zarina Shah 

Zarina Shah joined the MommaStrong team in November of 2018 as their in-house Graphic Designer. She makes sure all things MommaStrong are on-brand and attractive, including but not limited to landing pages, printed and digital marketing collateral, web and social media imagery, and anything else that needs a designer’s touch. Originally a fine artist with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, she later went back to school for graphic design and now has over 10 years of experience working in the industry. She is grateful to be part of the MommaStrong team and proud to support such an inspiring brand.

Jennifer Swanner

Jennifer Swanner joined MommaStrong in July of 2018 as the MommaStrong Store Manager. Jennifer manages all the equipment and merchandise for MommaStrong as well as assisting with events. She brings 12 years of experience with intimates and wardrobe consulting. Jennifer has over a decade of experience in buying domestically and internationally, in addition to retail management. She specializes in personal styling with a special interest in the power of well-fitting intimates. She uses her knowledge and experience to make people feel their best.

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"In the year that I've been a member, the stellar women of FUEL have guided me through a hyperemetic pregnancy, the emotion-swamp of postpartum healing, and the long slog of feeding myself and my family during the pandemic. The research-based info I've gotten in the videos and the empathetic support I've found in the community have made me infinitely more understanding - and forgiving - of my weight, my body's needs, and even my kids' picky eating. I'm so glad to have found FUEL."

Kate R.

"I definitely have a tendency towards disordered eating and I find myself wanting to lose 5-10lbs. I've recently tried calorie counting and IF with very little movement on the scale. Then there's the Fuel angel on my shoulder telling me that my body deserves to be nourished. That my body might just want to be at this weight and why am I obsessing over 5-10lbs. Why not obsess over giving my body the fuel and food it needs and wants. I have a long way to go before I'm at peace with my body and ditch diet culture forever, but I am SO grateful to have another voice in my ear telling me that I don't have to live like that. Fuel is slowly making positive changes in my life and I hope you know that your work matters. "

Shannon M

"I have been loving MommaStrong Fuel and Intuitive Eating. I just went through our super stressful, busy season at work. Fueling my body well with my balanced plate kept my energy up and anxiety down. In the past I would have grabbed sugar and caffeine as a quick energy fix. I am finding I have better energy and am not getting all those crazy highs and lows that went with my old choices."

Heather C

"MommaStrong fuel has helped me to understand the best ways to fuel my body. The balanced plate concept has changed the way indeed my family. I've noticed that collectively we are more emotionally regulated and have more energy, and I contribute that directly to the Fuel program!"

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