LEADERSHIP



The Global Good Fund team

MEET OUR TEAM


CARRIE RICH

CEO & Co-Founder

Bio

Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund. Built by and for social entrepreneurs, The Global Good Fund was created in 2012 based on the belief that growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good. Carrie tested the theory behind The Global Good Fund while working as Senior Director of Vision Translation at Inova Health System and teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. There she co-authored, Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative, a Handelsblatt's Top 5 Business Book.

Carrie is the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, recipient of the POLITICO Women Who Rule Award, Washington Business Journal 40 under 40, Entrepreneur.com Top 30 Start-ups to Watch, Stevie Award for Women in Business, Asian Social Innovation CEO of the Year, Social Enterprise Alliance 50 under 40, and Empact100. Carrie has been published in media outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffingtonPost, The Founder Institute, Under30CEO, and Philanthropy News Digest. She sits on the boards of Rezon8Capital, Women in Business, Ibasho, and Halcyon Incubator. Carrie serves on the faculty at George Washington University and the Amani Institute in Kenya. She is also the Mentor in Residence at George Washington University where she mentors emerging young social entrepreneurs.

Carrie volunteers, enjoys photography, other people's cooking, and voluntary running.

NAZLIN BHIMJI

Director of Programs

Bio

Nazlin Bhimji is the Director of Programs and is responsible for managing The Global Good Fund Fellowship Program. She has over 15 years of global experience working with non-profit organizations, businesses and international organizations on business development, organizational strategy, program development and CSR and sustainability. Nazlin co-founded a women-focused business in Kenya, where she managed operations and finance. She also worked at Women Thrive Worldwide, a leading advocate for global women’s issues, and served in various positions including Acting Executive Director.

Nazlin has an Executive MBA from the George Washington University, an MA in International Development from American University, a BA in International Studies and French from Ohio Wesleyan University and is a Certified Sustainability Practitioner.

Jackie Cohen

Director of Communications

Bio

Jackie is responsible for developing and elevating The Global Good Fund brand through email marketing, social media and design. She brings ten years of professional experience in the financial, retail and social enterprise sectors. Her passion for storytelling began at Hautelook, an online fashion retailer acquired by Nordstrom in 2013. Most recently, Jackie worked as the Head of Merchandising for social enterprise Fashion Project, supporting their mission to sell clothing to raise money for charity.

Jackie's background is both analytical and creative; she earned her undergraduate degree in Finance and Graphic Design from Lehigh University.

Daniel Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

Bio

Daniel earned his master’s degree from Harvard University after graduating summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniel Meyer is the Chief Operating Officer for The Global Good Fund. He was formerly the CEO of Academica Virtual Education, a multinational organization serving and supporting a network of over 40,000 enrollments in 300 schools throughout twelve countries. He has served as a classroom teacher in Chicago and Miami, a middle and high school principal, and as Chief Learning Officer of Academica Management, LLC, the largest Educational Service Provider for charter schools in the United States (serving nearly 60,000 students in 140+ K-12 institutions). He is also the Co-Founder and President of Under A Tree, Inc., a civic and social justice leadership development organization for high school and college students.

Manolo Paez

VP of Strategy

Bio

Manolo is the VP of Strategy at The Global Good Fund where he oversees, leads and defines the strategic growth of the organization through fundraising, leadership services, new revenue generation sources and global expansion. Manolo is also a speaker in academic and business environments as well as an evaluator of venture capital investment. Prior to this, he worked in business development in the United States and Latin America, focusing on entrepreneurship, market analysis and strategy. He also has experience as a teacher and innovation consultant.

As an entrepreneur, Manolo has started companies in several parts of the world. He was Colombia’s representative at the Society for Entrepreneurship in Latin America's summit at Stanford University for two consecutive years (2009-2010). He also worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO), specializing in youth employment and entrepreneurship. Manolo is an economist and has a MSc in economics from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.

Wood Parker

Chairman

Bio

Wood Parker serves as the Chairman of the Leadership Development Council. Mr. Parker is the former CEO of TASC. He is a former White House Fellow and has written extensively about change management, leadership, and transformation initiatives to achieve improved business results.

DEVON SANFORD

Director of Business Development

Bio

Devon Sanford is the Director of Business Development, supporting the growth of The Global Good Fund Fellowship programs and leading Alumni Relations. She previously served on The Young Executive Council, The Global Good Fund’s advisory committee, and forged her engagement and investment in social entrepreneurship as a 2015 Venture for America Fellow.

Devon earned her undergraduate degree in English and Business Management from Boston College. 

ALANNA SOUSA

Program Manager

Bio

Alanna has over six years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor´s degree in Law from CESUSC in Florianopolis, Brazil and a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management from the Amani Institute, in Nairobi, Kenya. In addition to studying at The Amani Institute, she also worked as an Associate at Ashoka East Africa, where she developed a guideline program for supporting Ashoka´s fellows in planning, measuring, and reporting social impact. Alanna also volunteered as the Business Development Manager for Kenya's Liter of Light, expanding the organization's nightlight solution into poor villages and slums of the country. Previously, in 2012, Alanna co-founded the Brazilian chapter of Liter of Light, where she was responsible for coordinating the national team and fundraising for the organization in its first two years of activity. In 2016, Alanna led the Liter of Light USA office, building new strategic partnerships, overseeing fundraising, and training more than 1300 children and teenagers about solar light solutions. Alanna started her career of social impact in 2011, when she worked, for the first time, with youth leadership and entrepreneurship development at AIESEC Florianópolis, followed by international volunteer opportunities in India and Mozambique. Returning to Brazil, she continued working with youth leadership and entrepreneurship at Junior Achievement Santa Catarina. These experiences led her to develop a strong communication, a greater sense of strategic planning and leadership skills. 

Alanna joined the Global Good Fund in January 2017, first as an Atlas Corps Fellow, helping the team with business development, operations, and program management. She is currently overseeing the 2018 Global Good Fund and Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship application processes.