Matthew Mooney Named Chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s National Board of Directors

Georgia-based Mooney’s term coincides with organization’s 75th anniversary.

ATLANTA (February 1, 2023) —Mathew Mooney, a longtime volunteer and supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, is the new chair of the national board of directors. Mooney presided over his first meeting last month and follows immediate past board chair, Frank Longobardi.

A co-president of ON Partners, a nationally ranked executive search firm, Mooney has more than 30 years of consulting experience serving clients across the technology, consumer products, industrial, financial and professional services sectors. He has placed over 500 executives in C-level, general management and board leadership positions for public and private companies. 

“Matt’s leadership skills and his ability to create partnerships will help the Foundation continue to drive results for people living with arthritis, their health care providers and caregivers,” says Steven Taylor, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation. “I look forward to the support of Matt and the board as our staff and volunteers work to expand and more deeply engage with the diverse communities we work with in every state.”

Inspired by their daughter who has lived with juvenile arthritis since age 2, Mooney and his wife Heidi Hoffman Mooney support the Arthritis Foundation nationally and in Georgia. Mooney joined the national board of directors in November 2014. Before ascending to the role of board chair, he served as vice chair of the national board. He also served as chair of the Foundation’s Southeast Region Board and chair of the annual Jingle Bell Run in Georgia. He is also a member of the Georgia Leadership Council.  

“I am incredibly proud to be the incoming chair of the Arthritis Foundation’s national board of directors,” says Mooney. “We have a strong set of priorities, including advancing our scientific agenda by funding innovative research and enabling the development of a diverse rheumatology workforce. We also prioritize improving quality of life for people living with arthritis through legislative advocacy and delivering expert patient education and empowerment programming.” 

Mooney earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Christian University where he was an NCAA Scholarship Athlete on the football team. He resides in Atlanta with his family.  

Mooney is joined on the Foundation’s Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors by vice chair, Dennis Ehling; Winell Belfonte, treasurer; Helen King, secretary; and immediate past chair, Frank Longobardi.


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