Colliers Engineering & Design, a national multi-discipline engineering design firm, is pleased to announce it has hired David Healy as Director of School Referendum Services. Mr. Healy has over 35 years of experience in New Jersey public education systems with his last eleven as Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Healy recently retired after seven years as the Toms River Regional Superintendent of Schools, the largest suburban school district in the state. As Chief School Administrator, he was responsible for managing a $250 million annual budget, 23 separate facilities, 2,700 full and part time employees, and more than 15,000 students.
“In addition to his expertise and success with educational referendum projects,” said James A. Priolo, PP, PE, CME, CPWM, Division Director of Governmental Services for Colliers Engineering & Design, “Dave has extensive experience with the overall school system and a broad knowledge of commercial construction projects which makes him the perfect candidate for his new position with us.”
Among Mr. Healy’s many accomplishments during his seven-year tenure at TRRS was the implementation of the Energy Savings Improvement Program (ESIP) and passage of a historic bond referendum in 2019 which led to more than $165 million in facilities improvements and upgrades throughout the Toms River Regional Schools district. The effort known as the Rebuilding Our Schools Initiative, provided a cost neutral, taxpayer-saving program that included $17.8 million in ESIP projects, and solidified the historic, voter-approved referendum.