Joe Iarocci


Joe is a founding partner of the Cairnway Center for Servant Leadership Excellence. He started Cairnway in 2014 after two years as CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Before joining the Greenleaf Center, Joe spent thirteen years with CARE USA, one of the world’s largest international non-governmental organizations dedicated to ending extreme poverty.


Joe Iarocci served as a General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief of Staff at CARE USA. During that time, Joe oversaw CARE USA’s legal compliance around the world and supervised its internal audit, procurement and financial functions. In these roles, Joe has worked closely with CARE’s human resources, organizational development, and executive teams in strategic planning, staffing, and structuring. He has also worked closely with his counterparts at other INGOs and has enjoyed his relationships at HFHI.


Joe has served as a Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He is also an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.


Joe currently serves on the boards of Social Accountability International, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Foundation Center-Atlanta, and Gray Matters Capital. His past board service includes the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, the MicroVest microfinance fund and the Piedmont Hospital Ethics Committee.

Joe received his A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University with honors, his J.D. from the Cornell Law School and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while attending the Columbia University School of Law as a visiting student. Joe also holds a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology.

Joe and his wife, Laura, live in Atlanta and have three daughters.