Lauren Healey
Public Service Associate
Youth Leadership Development
(706) 542-7350

Current Position

Lauren Healey focuses on youth leadership development. She specializes in program design, delivery and evaluation of youth programs and trainings for diverse audiences. She is also able to provide technical assistance to communities to help them in meeting their leadership goals.

Current Activities and Expertise

Lauren Healey has worked in the field of youth development since 2000. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, program design, and program delivery for both youth and adults. She also has a successful background in the management of and collaboration with community agencies, advisory groups, and volunteers to identify local needs and assist in delivering programs.

Previous Experience

Healey has more than 14 years experience in youth programming. Prior to joining J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, she worked as a 4-H youth development agent in both rural and urban counties. In this position, she was responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs for youth ages 9-19.

Through her work with 4-H, Healey has been active in several professional associations and has pursued an extensive program of professional improvement in the areas of personal and youth development.


  • 2000, B.S., psychology, University of Georgia
  • 2002, M.S., human development and family studies, Auburn University


  • 2013 Civic and Community Engagement Advocate of the Year
  • 2011 University of Georgia's Extension Academy for Professional Excellence

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) – Professional Development Committee, Diversity Task Force, 2014; Research and Evaluation Committee Chair, 2007-2009
  • Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents (GAE4-HA) – Advocacy Chair, 2011 – present; Research and Evaluation Chair, 2008-2010