QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz is pleased to announce her appointment of attorney Pauline Healy to the Queens Library Board of Trustees.

A resident of Douglaston, Queens, Ms. Healy has served as Director of Agency Standards of the Melville, NY office of the New York Life Insurance Company since May 2015. In this position, Ms. Healy is responsible for ensuring the office’s compliance with the company’s rules and with State and Federal laws.

“Pauline Healy is a skilled and conscientious attorney who will be a valuable addition to the Queens Library Board,” said Borough President KATZ. “Ms. Healy brings with her a wealth of experience that will help enhance the governance and efficacy of our borough’s beloved public library system.”

“Having spent most of my life as a Queens resident and frequent patron of the Queens Libraries, both for myself and my daughter, I’m thankful that Borough President Katz has appointed me to the Queens Library Board of Trustees,” said HEALY. “I’m committed to using my legal background and business and communication skills to ensure that the Queens Library is governed with transparency and fiscal soundness, so that it may continue to provide quality service to the diverse residents of Queens who rely on their Libraries to provide a vast array not only of books and other media, but of educational, cultural and community programs.”

Ms. Healy joined the New York Life Insurance Company in 1996 and worked there until 2002, when she joined the AXA Equitable insurance company. She returned to New York Life as a Senior Agency Standards Consultant in 2012 and became Director of Agency Standards in May 2015.

Ms. Healy has also contributed to the community by serving as Board President and Legal Chair of the Douglas Manor Association form 2012 to 2014. Healy’s responsibilities in that position included presiding over community meetings, negotiating contracts, addressing community concerns, settling legal disputes and overseeing the content of the Association’s newsletters and other publications.

Healy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University in 1987 and a Juris Doctor degree from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1993.  After graduating from law school, Healy worked for two years as a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Court of International Trade.

A photo of Ms. Healy is available on request.

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