Julie Healy is a passionate sport leader with over 30 years of experience working in university, national and international sport. She is currently the Chief Sport Officer at Canada Artistic Swimming (formerly Synchro Canada), tasked with the responsibility of developing an infrastructure to support the development of athletes and coaches, establishing a high-performance culture of excellence and returning Canada to the Olympic Podium.
From 2010 to 2014, Julie was a Manager of Team Services for the Canadian Olympic Committee and was responsible for guiding and supporting nine summer and four winter National Sport Organizations with the development and implementation of their Pan American and Olympic plans. During her time at the COC, she also planned and delivered three Olympic Preparation Programs and managed the COC’s coaching portfolio.
Prior to the COC, Julie was the Director of Female Hockey at Hockey Canada from 2002-2010 where she grew the high-performance programs from a 50-athlete program at two levels (Under 22 and Senior) into a program of 130 athletes across three programs (Under 18, Under 22 and Senior). Canada won two Olympic Gold medals, three World Championships and one Under 18 World Championship while Julie was the Director.
Julie is a Chartered Professional NCCP Level 4 Coach and was an accomplished hockey coach at the university, provincial and national level. She spent 14 seasons as an assistant women’s hockey coach at Concordia University, winning the CIAU national championship in 1998 and 1999, the head coach of Team Quebec at three Esso Women’s Nationals winning gold in 1995 and 1999, assistant coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 1995 Pacific Rim Championship in San Jose winning gold, and head coach of Canada’s Under 22 team in 1999-2000 and assistant coach in 2001. Julie also spent three seasons as head coach of the University of Calgary women’s hockey team, two seasons as head coach of the Montreal Wingstar of the National Women’s Hockey League (now Les Canadiennes of the CWHL), and was a member of Hockey Canada’s National Coaching Committee from 1997-2002.
Julie’s claim to fame is being a Zamboni driver at the Olympic Oval the year she was in Calgary completing two of her level 4 coaching tasks. She is a graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.