HMEA Appoints Jule Gomes Noack as President/CEO
Jule Gomes Noack
Jule Gomes Noack
January 11, 2020 — HMEA, a nonprofit based in Franklin that provides services in school, at work, at home, and in the community for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, earlier this week announced that Jule Gomes Noack has been named its next president and chief executive officer.

Noack will assume her duties on July 1, succeeding Michael Moloney, who has served as CEO since 2000.

Moloney will remain with HMEA, serving as executive vice president for government and community relations. In this new role, Moloney will continue to advocate on key issues impacting HMEA and all human service agencies, such as improvements in data-driven outcomes, managed care transformation, and better pay and benefits for direct care staff.

“As CEO, Ms. Noack will bring continued leadership stability and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities on the horizon,” said Katie Hauser, board president of HMEA. “She has a very clear, progressive vision for advancing HMEA’s mission to teach, support and empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives of their choice.”

Noack joined HMEA in 1987 as the agency’s first clinical coordinator and, over the past 32 years, has worked directly in or managed nearly every program, service, and administrative role within the organization. For the past 13 years, she has been a key member of HMEA’s executive leadership team and has served as president/COO since 2013.

In her current role, Noack led the creation and expansion of the agency’s Quality, Learning and Performance department, improvedg staff development methods to address a diverse workforce, and measured performance outcomes in all divisions and departments throughout the organization.

She also has been the champion and driving force behind the development of HMEA’s diversity initiative, which promotes a culture of inclusion with a strong focus on a resolution of respect and a ”'No Place for Hate’ workplace. HMEA employees come from more than 38 different countries.

“I’m excited about the opportunities I see to continue to grow and improve the services we provide, to use technology to make our jobs easier, and to ensure that our diversity work guarantees that this agency is a respectful and safe workplace that provides advancement for our employees and the people we support,” said Noack. “I also see opportunities to continue to develop partnerships that will allow us to build upon our many accomplishments and to ensure a long and bright future for this organization.”

Under Moloney’s leadership, HMEA grew from an organization serving 550 people to providing comprehensive services to more than 5,000 people today.