John DeHoney is the Executive Director of The Forum. John has worked in the field of nonprofit and association management for more than three decades. Earlier in his career, he served as a legislative advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, which later led to a role as Executive Director of the California Economic Development Commission. Several years later, John and a colleague formed Turner DeHoney Associates with a focus on real estate investing. The firm’s main client was the Construction Laborers Pension Fund of Southern California, a $200 million investment portfolio where John served as Real Estate Investment Manager. John later relocated to Oregon and was hired as the President and Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Network. After several years with ATN, John was offered
the opportunity to lead The Forum as its first Executive Director, a position he has held since 2007. John’s passion for finding solutions to chronic illnesses within the autism spectrum led him to his work as a long-time volunteer board member for the Northwest Autism Foundation.
Education: California State University, Fullerton