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JoAnn Theys

Vice President, Finance & Administration and Treasurer
JoAnn Theys - Vice President, Finance & Administration and Treasurer in Lutheran World Relief

JoAnn Theys serves as Lutheran World Relief’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the overall financial health and direction of the organization and the management of its fiscal planning, internal control environment and financial management systems. 

Prior to joining Lutheran World Relief, Theys worked at Jhpiego, an affiliate of John Hopkins University, where she was the Director of Global Finance and Administration. Earlier, she worked for the International Law Institute as Director of Finance and Administration, and at FINCA International as Controller and Internal Audit Manager. Theys is also a fluent Spanish speaker and spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.