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JoAnn Theys

November 27, 2023

JoAnn Theys is the Chief Financial Officer at Lutheran Services in America. JoAnn is a financial and administrative executive with more than 30 years of expertise in international non-profit management. JoAnn served as the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and CFO at Lutheran World Relief. She is a strategic business partner to executive leadership and board members and is an experienced mergers and acquisitions leader. JoAnn is experienced in calculating complex indirect cost rate agreements and negotiating the rates with USAID. She has managed teams in finance and accounting, treasury, information technology, grants and contracts, legal, procurement, human resources, internal/external audit, cost proposals, facilities management, risk management, and corporate insurance. She is a current board member and the treasurer of the International Law Institute – South African Centre for Excellence. JoAnn earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.