Matheny Welcomes New Chief Development Officer, Aimee Hunnewell

PEAPACK, NJ – February 24, 2022 — Aimee Hunnewell recently joined Matheny as Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Matheny’s board of trustees conducted a nationwide search for the role of CDO. William Krais, Esq., board chairperson, stated, “After interviewing several excellent candidates, it was clear that Aimee was the best person for this position. Her breadth and depth of experience will help us take our fundraising and development capabilities to the next level. We are planning to grow as an organization to meet the emergent needs of people with disabilities.”

As CDO, Aimee will oversee all philanthropic efforts and create a long-term fundraising and development plan for the organization. In a recent communication to all Matheny employees, Bill Kent, President and CEO, said, “Our ‘One Matheny’ Strategic Plan calls for a comprehensive and creative development strategy. Aimee’s role is critical to making sure that we fully support the valuable work you do every day. As you get to know Aimee, you will see that she has a great sense of collaboration, a warm demeanor, and a great sense of humor. Thank you for welcoming Aimee to the Matheny family.”

Aimee has more than 25 years of professional experience including her most recent position as CDO for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Previously, she worked in fundraising and development for other prominent organizations such as the Girl Scouts Heart of NJ, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and others. She is a native of South Orange and currently resides in Peapack with her husband and three children.

Matheny is celebrating its 75th anniversary. It is the only non-profit in the state to have a fully accredited hospital, a special education school, an award-winning fine arts program, an adult day center, an outpatient clinic, and several independent living group homes under the umbrella of one organization serving people with medically complex developmental disabilities.


About Matheny – Matheny’s mission is to provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities. Matheny is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is headquartered in Somerset County. It was founded in 1946 after Walter and Marguerite Matheny’s son, Chuck, was born with cerebral palsy (CP) into a world ill-equipped to care for children with special needs. Matheny is comprised of a fully accredited special hospital, five community group homes, an adult day center, a non-profit private special school, a fine arts program, and outpatient clinics serving the community. Matheny patients have a diverse range of medical conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND) and a wide range of rare diseases. To learn more about Matheny, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram: @mathenymedical.