Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations
Joan Rosenhauer joined CRS in April 2009 and is responsible for leadership of the agency's mission to help Catholics in the United States put their faith into action and answer the Gospel's call to live as one human family. She leads CRS' domestic programs and advocacy: faith-based actions that bring the agency's work with those in need overseas into the lives of Catholics in the United States. She also oversees all communications, media and web activity.
Under her direction are six regional offices located across the country as well as support staff in Headquarters. Working in partnership with dioceses, parishes, colleges, universities and other Catholic organizations, CRS' U.S. Operations builds relationships and provides concrete opportunities for U.S. Catholics to make a positive difference in the world.
Prior to joining CRS, Ms. Rosenhauer spent 16 years with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), where she most recently served as Associate Director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development. Prior to this role, she held a variety of positions, including Special Projects Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Social Development and World Peace. Before joining the USCCB's Department of Social Development and World Peace, Ms. Rosenhauer worked for the Archdiocese of Washington and the USCCB's Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Ms. Rosenhauer hails from Chicago and 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.