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Joseph J. Iarocci Named Interim Executive Director at Emmaus House

Jun 3, 2024

Joe Iarocci is an accomplished nonprofit leader and with a deep commitment to servant leadership and the good work of The Episcopal Church.

As a nonprofit leader, Joe most recently completed an assignment as interim Chief Executive Officer of MedShare, a global healthcare nonprofit based in Atlanta. He has served as interim CEO of Gray Matters Capital, a social impact investment firm, and as CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Joe worked thirteen years with CARE USA, one of the world’s largest international nongovernmental organizations dedicated to ending extreme poverty. Joe served CARE as General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff. Joe practiced business law prior to joining CARE, on Wall Street and in Atlanta, representing individual entrepreneurs as well as multinational corporations.

A long-time member of The Cathedral of St. Philip, Joe has served in many leadership roles within the church, including Junior Warden and Chair of the Cathedral Preschool board of directors.

“With joy, I share that Joe Iarocci has accepted the call to serve as Interim Executive Director of Emmaus House. Joe has served multiple large nonprofits as interim executive leadership and is a long-time member of The Cathedral of St. Philip. Joe’s faith and gifts will serve Emmaus House well during this interim period. I thank God for Joe, Emmaus House, and the work ahead.”

– Bishop Rob Wright

Joe received his A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University and his J.D. from the Cornell Law School. Joe also holds a Masters of Theological studies degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Joe and his wife, Laura Dornbush Iarocci, were married at the Cathedral of St. Philip and have three grown children. Laura and her mother, Dr. Marilyn P. Dornbush, volunteered at Emmaus House in its early days under the leadership of Rev. Austin Ford.

“The mission of Emmaus House is as important as ever. I am thankful for the chance to serve this wonderful organization in my new call.”

– Joseph larocci