Jimmy Mooney | Co-Founder, CEO
Across a span of almost four decades, Jimmy Mooney has dedicated his career to helping people find lasting recovery from the devastating effects of addiction. As one of the owners of Willingway Hospital, the oldest freestanding residential alcohol and drug addiction hospital in the State of Georgia, he served as the hospital’s Chairman of the Board for 25 years, CEO for 20 years and helped position Willingway as one of the most well-respected alcohol and drug treatment centers in the country. Jimmy’s early experience with his parents’ addiction as a young child, coupled with his own subsequent addiction, sparked a lifelong commitment to helping people with addiction problems regain their lives, hopes, and aspirations. From early in his career, Jimmy has maintained great commitment to treatment evaluation and outcomes. This commitment ultimately led to the creation of Trusted Provider Network in 2016.
Jimmy has extensive professional involvement at national, state and local levels, which has led him to receive numerous awards. He is the recipient of the 2015 Evolution of Addiction Treatment’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognized Willingway and the Mooney family for their commitment to helping countless alcoholics and addicts, as well as their families. In 2013, he received the Georgia House of Representatives’ HR 183 Recognition of Lifetime Achievement, and in 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Association’s Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in helping alcoholics and addicts establish sobriety. In 2010, he was honored with the Deen Day Smith Services to Mankind Award, which recognized his important community service and leadership in the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County. Along with his siblings, Jimmy helped create the Center for Addiction Recovery, a program formed in 2010 at Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. The program is funded through the Dot and John Mooney Foundation, and provides students in addiction recovery the opportunity to take full advantage of the collegiate experience while minimizing the risk of relapse.
For 15 years, Jimmy and his wife Robbin have volunteered for MusiCares, the music industry organization that provides emergency aid, addiction recovery, and financial assistance to members of the music community who are in need. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Management from Georgia Southern University.