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Jessica Healy

Principal of Seven Willow Collaborative

Co-Designing Main Street in the New Economy

Jessica Healy is a real estate developer with thirty years of experience managing the design, engineering, and construction of a wide range of building types for major financial institutions, governmental agencies, cultural institutions, and not-for-profits around the US and abroad. She is a principal at Seven Willow Collaborative, a real estate advisory services firm whose array of services includes placemaking, cultural activation, strategic planning, community engagement, development, operations, and adaptive reuse. In the course of her career, Jessica has worked on projects for the US State Department, Guggenheim Museum, Goldman Sachs, the Rockefeller Group, Habitat for Humanity, and BPT Properties, a joint venture of Bechtel and Park Tower Realty. She has managed the entitlements, design, engineering, and construction of a wide range of building types from corporate headquarters to single-family affordable housing, traveling museum structures to federal courthouses, and has worked across the US and in the UK, France, Italy, India, Germany, and Sweden.  Jessica’s current and past board service includes focusing on high-level strategy, governance, and mission as well as more detailed study and execution of projects with challenging design and engineering requirements, budgets, and schedules. Jessica is the Mayoral Appointee to the United Nations Development Corporation and serves as chair of its Building Strategy Committee and also serves on the Audit Committee. Jessica currently serves as Secretary of the Chelsea Music Festival board. She was, until recently, a Trustee and served on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee of the Van Alen Institute as well as a board member of Africa Schoolhouse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing quality schools, medical care, job training, and clean water to rural villages in Northern Tanzania. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts in French from Dartmouth College in 1986.

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