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Joan Rosenhauer


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Joan Rosenhauer is the president of Jesuit Refugee Service USA (JRS). She is a member of JRS’s global leadership team advancing JRS’s mission to accompany, serve, and advocate for displaced people in 58 countries. This includes supporting global education, livelihoods, reconciliation, and psychosocial support programming. She also leads JRS’s work in the United States, providing chaplains in five centers where people are detained by the U.S. government and providing legal and psychosocial support in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in collaboration with JRS Mexico. JRS USA also sponsors a network of volunteers to support newcomers in cities across the United States. Rosenhauer served as executive vice president for U.S. operations of Catholic Relief Services and was associate director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Rosenhauer has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in public policy management from the University of Maryland. Rosenhauer is a member of the Working Group on Displaced Persons and Hospitality to the Stranger, part of the Culture of Encounter Project.

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