Debbie Healy, vice president of growth and development for Rock Valley Physical Therapy, has been sworn in as the City of Rock Island’s representative on the governing board of the Quad Cities International Airport.
Ms. Healy replaces Richard John Jr., who fulfilled his term on the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County’s board of commissioners. Mr. John was appointed in 2019 to replace Molly Foley, who was the first woman to serve on the commission in the airport’s long history. Ms. Healy brings the number of female commissioners currently on the board to three.
“I am excited to join the board and hope to bring my experience in both operations and growth to the group,” said Ms. Healy. “I work in a service-based industry and part of my role focuses on quality, patient satisfaction and growing our target markets. As a working mother who enjoys travel, I hope to bring a unique perspective on what a family experience might look like for the residents of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas at our local airport.”
“We’re thrilled to have Debbie join our board of commissioners,” said Benjamin Leischner, executive director, Quad Cities International Airport. “I am incredibly lucky to have an engaged board with members who have a long history with the airport as well as some of our newer members, like Debbie, who can bring a fresh perspective as we continue shaping MLI’s future.”
In her role as the vice president of growth and development, Ms. Healy assists with new patient growth initiatives in Rock Valley Physical Therapy’s 60 locations. She received her master’s in physical therapy in 2002 and transitional doctorate from St. Ambrose University in 2005. She became Board Certified in Orthopedics in 2006 and graduated from the University of Tennessee with her MBA in 2008.
Commissioners for the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County are appointed and serve 5-year terms.