Board of Directors

Joel Ohringer, MSBA, CBAP®, IIBA®-ACC, President

Joel is a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. This includes performing analysis work on digital transformation initiatives, managing process automation for an international software company, modeling UX/UI design, and acting as Business Analyst for IT projects for an international law firm. He has served on the Board as VP of Professional Development. He has been involved with IIBA since 2011.

Varsha Khanna, VP Finance

Varsha has many years of work experience in the financial services industry, with deep expertise in financial analysis and managing complex projects. She holds a Masters degree in Finance and Public Affairs. She has worked ground up on building successful startup projects: global multi-million dollar outsourcing project with a big corporation and a virtual (offsite) client accounting business for a nonprofit. She enjoys helping people make sense of their data and make informed decisions.


Joanie Lohmann, VP of Sponsorship

Joanie is a Senior Technical Writer who started her work life as a software developer. Eventually, she wanted to code in her own language and chose a path to technical writing. She’s been running successful documentation projects in the software development arena for the last 25 years. With skills in project management and business analysis, she has prospered and enjoyed her work tremendously.


April Sun, VP of Professional Development

April is currently working as a Lead Business Analyst in the Product Business Unit at Boston Consulting Group. She has 13 years of professional work experience with job roles as a Business Consultant, Program/Project Manager, Business Architect and Business Analyst in IT service and software industry and management consulting fields. Developing business driven IT solutions in the path of enterprise digital transformation is always her passion and gives her deep appreciation on the importance of business analysis capabilities.


Brian Mitchell, VP Communications

Brian is an accomplished Business Systems Analyst and Program Manager with 10+ yeasrs of experience leading projects in the areas of software development, business systems improvement, data management, product releases, and Agile transformation. He has extensive experience in Business Systems Analysis, Business Process Mapping, and Project Management. Brian has worked at companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and Seagate Technologies.


Li Yang, VP Membership

Li is an IT business analyst and reporting engineer with 7 years of professional experience in the consumer goods and banking industries. She enjoys owning the communication and cross functional activities between IT and business, including requirements development, project coordination, testing, user training, technical production support, reporting services, and application data analysis. She especially excited about projects related to business process automation. She recently moved from Europe to US and is seeking to continue her career in the business analysis field.


Rute Xu, CBAP®, VP Programs

Rute is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®, IIBA) and is a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, majoring in Business Technology Management. Rute has a keen interest in systems integration, strategy & operations, continuous process improvement, and IT consulting.