Federal Practice Group member Tim Noelker has been elected to the board of trustees for Catholic Charities USA, a national network of local aid agencies that each year serve more than 10 million people regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds.
With annual revenues approaching $5 billion, Catholic Charities is the nation’s second largest human services provider, behind the federal government. It serves a single mission: Reduce poverty in America.
As a board member, Tim will support Catholic Charities’ advocacy efforts before Congress and various federal agencies. Among the organization’s key issues are family economic security, housing, hunger, and critical services for the elderly, disabled, immigrants and refugees, and those living within the justice system.
Tim’s role with Catholic Charities is his third leadership post in a national nonprofit organization. He has served as a board member and board chair for the Child Welfare League of America, and has served for nearly 10 years on the board of the Council on Accreditation, an independent, international nonprofit that, among other work, regulates international adoption agencies on behalf of the U.S. State Department.
As chair of the Council on Accreditation’s board, Tim reviewed disciplinary complaints against accredited child and family-service agencies and worked with the State Department to regulate agencies under the standards of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption.
In Missouri, Tim has led the board of the Edgewood Children’s Center (now Great Circle) and served on the Advisory Board of the State of Missouri’s nationally recognized Division of Youth Services. He is also a member of the National Council of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.
A former trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Tim focuses his practice on commercial disputes, claims and compliance issues involved with the federal government. He also assists health care institutions with litigation, compliance, and regulatory issues, and represents quasi-governmental entities facing litigation. Tim represents commercial firms, civic institutions and nonprofit entities on a local and national level.