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New leadership at Emmaus


Following ten years of service to the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh as the chairman of the Board of Directors, Tim Noca will be stepping down as chair and handing the position over to David Matesic, owner of the South Side-based construction business Matcon Diamond.

During his tenure as chair, Mr. Noca saw the Emmaus Community—a South Side-based non-profit which provides homes and services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism—triple its capacity, with its annual budget growing from $732,405 in 2003 to $2,500,000 in 2013. The number of people served increased by 171 percent.

Mr. Noca and his wife, Lisa, have served as chairs of the Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala committee since its inception, raising $156,234 for Emmaus over the past six years. He also oversaw the development of a five-year strategic plan, resulting in the establishment of the Emmaus Community Foundation and an endowment fund to sustain the organization into the future.

“Tim has been a model of good leadership over the last ten years,” says Emmaus Executive Director Karen Jacobsen. “He has shown immense dedication to Emmaus, even while juggling his responsibilities as president of ProTech, a husband and father, and now as a deacon in the Catholic church. He has helped to grow this organization by leaps and bounds, but he never lost sight of our mission and vision. ”

Mr. Noca will continue to serve on the Board of Directors after stepping down as chairman. Incoming chairman David Matesic says, “I’m honored to be asked to serve as the chair. Tim has done so much for this organization, and I look forward to seeing Emmaus continue to grow and provide the highest quality of care to our residents going forward.”

“We’re excited for the future,” notes Ms. Jacobsen, “and for all the gifts that Dave will bring as chair. We couldn’t have asked for a better leader over the last ten years, and I know that Dave will bring that same sense of mission and accountability to the job. ”


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