Damaris Anderson

Finance Director

As Finance Director, Damaris works closely with the Executive Director, Finance Team, and program leadership on all financial matters to direct best financial practices, develop and implement financial strategies, create and manage the budget, analyze data and forecast performance, and ensure that the organization’s financial needs and compliance regulations are met. By providing expertise in financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis, risk management, and stakeholder communication, Damaris contributes significantly to ensuring financial stability, optimizing resource allocation, mitigating risks, and enabling informed decision-making, all of which are critical for achieving organizational goals.  

Damaris joined the Lomakatsi team in May 2023 with over 10 years of management experience in strategic planning and leadership. She is an accomplished government accounting professional with extensive experience in fiscal operations, financial auditing, internal controls, and implementation of policies and procedures. She holds an MBA in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management, a BBA in Finance from Loyola University Chicago, and an AAS in Management from Park University.   

Prior to joining Lomakatsi, Damaris worked for several organizations in Chicago that include CIBC Bank USA, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and the Department of Veterans Affairs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In addition, Damaris served 13 years honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps, as Finance Technician, and was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Throughout her time in the Marines, she held various jobs from Deputy Disbursing Officer to Company Gunnery Sergeant for the largest Company in the Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. She was deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).   

In her role with Lomakatsi, Damaris most values being part of a team and organization that makes a difference in other people’s lives and the environment. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, and traveling.   

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