Joan Rosenhauer is the Executive Vice President for U.S. Operations for Catholic Relief Services. In this role she is responsible for leadership of the agency's mission of assisting Catholics in the U.S. to act on their faith by helping people in need around the world. She leads CRS’ domestic programs and advocacy, including five regional offices across the U.S. She also oversees CRS’ marketing and communications strategy including media, web and social media initiatives.
As a member of the CRS executive team, Ms. Rosenhauer has visited CRS programming in East and Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and South America. Programs in these regions include agriculture and food security, health, microfinance, peacebuilding and others.
Ms. Rosenhauer hails from Chicago. She has a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree in Public Policy Management from the University of Maryland. She is the 2009 recipient of the Harry A. Fagan Award from the Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors.