Judith Koll Healey has been active in social justice areas for most of her professional life. Early on as director of an interfaith organization JRLC she initiated legislation for justice issues and trained citizen activists. Later she held various positions in philanthropic foundations locally and then, after more study in psychology, she became a consultant on family dynamics for many philanthropic families around the country. She is also a published novelist and biographer. She has four sons and four daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren.