Our Board of Directors
Matthew Heinz, Chairman and Executive Director
Matthew is the Vice President of Customer Service at EnergyCAP, Inc. His primary role is to advocate for the voice of the customer in all of EnergyCAP’s operations and actions by: overseeing fulfillment of new orders, license validations, product upgrades, communications, and leading the customer success and technical support teams. He leads his department with, “Our vision is for every single one of our EnergyCAP users to be highly satisfied with their operation of EnergyCAP software.”
Additional contributions to the company include: a member of the Customer Experience Professional Association, treasurer on the board of directors, Catalyst Conference presenter, and part of the Product Ownership Team. Previous experience that helped him develop his customer experience skillset is: donor manager for several nonprofit organizations, support staff in college, and coach for developmentally disabled adults.
He finished his MBA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from North Park University in 2016. Matthew received his Master of Arts Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Arts from Bethel College.
Matthew has a wide range of experience in developing countries. His most memorable work has been spent in Rwanda, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines.
He currently resides in Port Matilda, PA with his wife Theresa and four sons.
Noel has worked in international education for over 10 years and has called Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, Honduras, and the USA home. He is pursuing a PhD in international community development at Pennsylvania State University focusing his research on the impacts on communities in the Global South (developing world) that have partnerships with universities in the Global North. Noel is passionate about empowering local communities around the globe and developing strong global partnership which benefit all parties.
He and his incredible wife, Mary, love exploring their home of State College and around the globe.
Steve Heinz (ex-officio member)
Steve is the founder and CEO of EnergyCAP, Inc. an energy efficiency software publisher. He belongs to the Association of Energy Engineers and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in PA and a Certified Energy Manager. In his spare time he likes to read, exercise, bike, boat, and go out to eat. Steve has travelled internationally to the Dominican Republic and the Philippines. He values education because it has enabled him to start and run businesses and employ others.
Andrew has been volunteering his time to Urugo Care Rwanda since 2010. He enjoys the outdoors and creating things which fills most of his days in his career as a landscaper in Centre County, Pennsylvania. His greatest joys come from being a father and spending time with his family.
After a long career in retail, Beckie returned to Penn State to get her nursing degree which was put to good use caring for a chronically-ill family member during the past several years. With this family member's passing and a passion for the broken and disenfranchised, she is now enjoying a new season of life pursuing service opportunities. Beckie sits on the board of Out of the Cold and feels a unique connection to the homeless population of State College, PA. This is the same heart-tug she felt meeting the street children of Rwanda in 2007. A solid support system and educational foundation are critical components of success for the marginalized and she is excited to serve with Urugo Care Rwanda to help meet those needs.
Beckie has participated in and led many mission trips to the Rose of Sharon Orphanage in the Dominican Republic. A lifelong interest in Africa and a short term trip to Rwanda have exponentially increased the compassion capacity of her heart.
Along with her husband, Bob; intellectually disabled brother, Bill; two dogs; and a cat, Beckie resides in pastoral Pennsylvania Furnace. She enjoys camping, gardening, and, more than anything, spending time with her family, particularly her two young grandchildren.