Joshua Mahony is a leader in several state and local nonprofits.
Born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Joshua has lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas for 17 years. Growing up in a family dedicated to public service through promoting education, Joshua learned early about the value of community engagement from his heroes: his mother, Alice "Big Al" Mahony, and his Uncle, long time state representative, Jodie Mahony. Big Al has spent a lifetime improving public schools and college opportunities in El Dorado and across the country through efforts like the Murphy Promise and as a member of the National Association of State Boards of Education. Jodie made a career in the Arkansas Legislature by focusing on public education and helping those with special needs.
Specializing in high level, statewide nonprofits addressing education and poverty, Joshua has dedicated his career to improving the lives of thousands of Arkansas families through service and philanthropy. In addition to growing up in a family business focused on environmentally conscious natural resource management, Mahony is President of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, and past President of the Ozark Literacy Council Board of Directors, which strives to largely promote literacy to non-native English speakers in Northwest Arkansas. He is a member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club and former Chairman of the Fayetteville Airport Board.
Joshua is an avid martial artist, pilot, and horseman. He is married to Rhianon DeLeeuw, who grew up on a goat dairy in the Hudson Valley, New York. Rhianon has experience working in the nonprofit, public and private sectors, and is currently a Sr. Director at the Walmart corporate office. Joshua and Rhianon are a friend to all animals. They have four lovable dogs that range from over 100lbs to 30lbs.