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Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Tom returned to his home state and the home town of his alma mater, the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in 2016. Tom has had a wide ranging career focused on improving lives and producing hope-filled futures. He recently began an exciting new chapter in healthcare as the Vice President of Business Development & Philanthropy with Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC). At NRMC, Tom will drive growth initiatives for the hospital strategic plan and the hospital foundation. Additionally, he will support marketing initiatives and physician recruitment/integration.
Tom’s prior career was split between the business and nonprofit sectors. Tom Matuschka was named President and CEO of Asian Hope, Inc. in January 2008. He and his family lived in Cambodia for 6 years. As President and CEO, Tom led an organization 235 employees dedicated to protecting, educating, and empowering children in Cambodia through innovative education programs aimed at preventing exploitation, supporting family cohesion, and providing a hopeful future. During his tenure Asian Hope experienced tremendous growth in services to children; revenue; and employees. But the most profound change in Asian Hope was the transformation from an institutional, orphanage-centered organization to a family friendly, education centered outreach for the most vulnerable children living in difficult places.
Tom also spent seven years in leadership and administration at the Denver Rescue Mission (DRM) as the Director of DRM’s Harvest Farm – a rural rehabilitation farm for homeless men struggling with addictions. At Harvest Farm, he led a staff team of 20 who served 72 residential program participants at the $1.5 million farm and ranch. Harvest Farm increased services to clients, doubled the size of the property, improved the facilities and infrastructure, and greatly expanded earned revenue enterprises during Tom’s tenure.
Prior to Harvest Farm, Tom spent 7 years in the business world selling a diverse range of products to other businesses. The hallmark of his success was based on building relationships with customers founded on honesty, transparency, service, and trust.
Tom graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Regis University (Denver, CO) with a Master of Nonprofit Management degree. Tom is an active member of the Rotary Club of Natchitoches. As a member of the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro, Cambodia, Tom served as President, Treasurer, and International Project Director. Tom also served 4 years on the Board of Directors of the NGO Education Partnership in Cambodia in the office of Treasurer.
Tom dedicates his personal time to faith, family life, DIY home improvements, reading, and avidly following LSU Tiger sports.