From 1998 through 2003, Ms. Healy directed the education, advocacy and research activities of the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation and coordinated a statewide coalition of 50 non-profits addressing the non-HIV health and human service needs of the LGBT community. She then moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as the first executive director of the National Association of LGBT Community Centers, a non-profit organization providing technical assistance, training and leadership development to 150 community centers across the country.

Ms. Healy returned to Albany in 2006 and joined Brown McMahon & Weinraub LLC as a Government Relations Consultant. In this capacity, she represented non-profit clients before the New York State Legislature and Executive Branch and advised the firm’s partners on budget and regulatory matters related to hospital and prescription drug Medicaid reimbursement rates. She launched Sheila Healy Government Relations in early 2008 to focus exclusively on offering lobbying and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.