B.A. English, Humanities and Theatre
B.S. Speech and Education
M.A. Human Development · (Jungian psychology and group process)
1987: International Business Fellow, London School of Business
1990: Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow in Conflict Resolution Studies
Conducted board retreats for over 80 family foundations in the past few years
Conducted numerous board retreats for nonprofit governing boards and completed more than fifteen strategic plans for organizations
1986: St. Paul YWCA Leadership Award
Published a number of articles on foundation issues
Co-authored three resource books for foundations, published by the Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C. and the National Center on Family Philanthropy
Published fiction and poetry
Served on Rhodes Scholar five state final selection committee 1982-86
Secondary School Teacher—English and Comparative Literature
Executive Director, JRLC Public Interest Advocacy Organization funded by churches and synagogues Minneapolis, Minnesota
Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Foundations Minneapolis, Minnesota
Program Officer, General Mills Foundation Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vice President, Northwest Area Foundation St. Paul, Minnesota
Vice President, St. Paul Foundation President, Minnesota Foundation (a subsidiary) St. Paul, Minnesota
President, Healey Foundation Consulting Minneapolis, Minnesota Firm specializing in strategic and succession planning and board planning retreats for philanthropic families and foundations
Ms. Healey has published articles, monographs and workbooks in her field. Most recent publications include How to Position Your Corporate Grantmaking Program, published by the Council on Foundations.
She has also authored a chapter in The Corporate Contributions Handbook (Jossey Bass Publishers) and is co-author of two resources books published by the Council on Foundations: The Competency Guide for Regional Associations of Grantmakers with Barrie Pribyl, and Family Foundation Retreats with Alice Buhl.
In 1995 she presented a paper at the Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies at the University of Sheffield, England, on Art and the Unconscious.
A publication on planning for Foundation boards titled Voyage of Discovery: A Planning Guide for Family Foundations was published by the National Center on Family Philanthropy in 2000.
Her history of the Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation, Pebble in the Pond was published in 2002.
Her novel, The Canterbury Papers was published by HarperCollins in 2004. A sequel was published in July, 2010, titled The Rebel Princess.
Her latest book, a biography entitled Family and Forest: The Life of Frederick Weyerhaeuser, 1834-1914, was published in 2012.
Ms. Healey has published short fiction and poetry and speaks French and Spanish.
She has participated in the Live and Learn Language immersion program in Versailles, France, and most recently at the Institut de Français, Villefranche Sur Mer, France. She has traveled extensively in Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and South America.