About Us

Matt Harney

SECRETARY & Executive Board Member

Mr. Harney has served as Executive Director of the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) since February 2018. He also is President of the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation and Executive Director of the Ohio Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He also serves on the CORE Executive Board for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Before joining the Ohio Osteopathic Association team, Mr. Harney served the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association for five years. Before his work in association management, he owned a political consulting firm and served as executive director for the campaign arm of a state legislative caucus. A native of Tulsa, he is a graduate of Oklahoma City University, where he received his MBA and an undergraduate degree in economics.

The OOA, founded in 1898, is a non-profit professional association that advocates for Ohio's 4,900+ licensed osteopathic physicians. DOs represent 16 percent of the total physicians practicing in Ohio and 28 percent of the state's family physicians. The OOA's mission includes promoting Ohio's public health and advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.

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