About David

David L. Heaney has spent his career helping individuals and organizations discover and pursue their own special transformational paths. He received a bachelors degree from State University of New York at Purchase, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego, and a master’s degree from the Divinity School at Yale University.


Heaney has served as a parish minister, psychotherapist, and instructor with the University of San Diego’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. His work over the course of nearly twenty years as an Episcopal pastor and family systems therapist has given him great insight into the psychological, spiritual, and social factors that drive individuals, families, and communities.

David spent sixteen years with MAXIMUS, a large publicly-traded government services firm where he was a Senior Vice President for the Human Services Group working principally on international initiatives. He is cofounder of the Social Assistance Partnership (TSAP), an entity that assists health and human-service organizations worldwide.

David is the author of A YORKIE’S TALE: LESSONS FROM A LIFE WELL-LIVED and is working on a new book which he hopes to see published in 2019, THE BLACK FOX OF BECKHAM.

David lives with his wife, Lynda, and their three dogs in Durham, North Carolina.

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