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QC Airport welcomes new commissioner representing Rock Island

January 18, 2022

The City of Rock Island has a new representative on the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County’s board of commissioners. Debbie Healy, vice president of growth and development, Rock Valley Physical Therapy, has been sworn in and will replace Richard John Jr., who fulfilled his term.

“We’re thrilled to have Debbie join our board of commissioners,” said Benjamin Leischner, A.A.E., 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 Debbie’s role as the vice president of growth and development, she 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.

“I am excited to join the board and hope to bring my experience in both operations and growth to the group,” said 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.”

Commissioners for the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County are appointed and serve 5-year terms.

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