Joan M. Mooney serves Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Management and Budget (PMB) exercising delegated authorities of Assistant Secretary PMB. As President and CEO of The Faith and Politics Institute since 2015, Mooney worked closely with lawmakers, federal officials and Board Chair Emeritus Congressman John Lewis at the intersection of their values and public service to advance constructive collaboration. In 2020, Mooney established the Institute’s John Robert Lewis Scholars and Fellows Program in his memory. From 2009-2014, she served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Congressional and Legislative Affairs, leading Congressional efforts to secure significant increases in agency funding for veterans and execution of programming. Mooney was Congressional Chief of Staff and Budget Associate for an Oregon member of Congress from 1997-2009. She has a BA in Government and Politics from George Mason University and MAPP from the University of Pennsylvania.