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 has been recognized as a 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awardee. 

Manolo Paez

Chief of Staff

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Manolo is Chief Of Staff at The Global Good Fund, where he leads the strategic growth and operations of the organization. His background is in business development and innovation consulting in the United States and Latin America. He also has experience as a teacher and speaker in academic and business environments, and worked as a consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the youth employment and entrepreneurship fields. As an entrepreneur and economist, he has started companies in several parts of the world. He earned his MSc in economics from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.

 

NAZLIN BHIMJI

Senior Director of Strategic Development

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Nazlin Bhimji is The Global Good Fund's Senior Director of Strategic Development. In this role, she is responsible for building and scaling the organization's institutional funding strategy.  Nazlin brings to The Global Good Fund extensive global experience working with non-profit organizations, businesses and international organizations on business development, organizational strategy, program development, CSR and sustainability.  Nazlin has an Executive MBA from 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. She currently serves as a Mentor-in-Residence at George Washington University, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

DEVON SANFORD

Director of Business Development

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Devon Sanford is Director of Business Development at The Global Good Fund, where she oversees the organization’s fundraising strategy and manages strategic partnerships with all major donors. She is also Co-Manager of The Global Impact Fund, an impact investment fund seeking market-rate returns by backing social entrepreneurs. 

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

Danielle Kroo

Director of Business Development

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Danielle Kroo is the Director of Business Development where she manages and executes the organization's fundraising and engagement strategy for GGF's donors, major partners, and the newly expanded Business and Executive community (BEC). Danielle comes to The Global Good Fund with extensive experience from within the public policy and non-profit sectors and a background in fundraising, donor relations, politics, and public affairs. Danielle has a MA in Political Science from Lehigh University and a BA in International Relations from Michigan State University. 

Jackie Cohen

Marketing Director

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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.

Jamie Turow

Marketing Manager

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As Communications Manager, Jamie Turow promotes The Global Good Fund’s mission through social media, partnerships, written materials and event execution. Her professional career began after graduating from The University of Arizona in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. After holding various positions in media and entertainment, Jamie yearned to use her creative marketing skills in serving the greater good. She first joined The Global Good Fund team as a volunteer, and quickly became passionate about the social impact space.

Allie Johnston

Program Manager

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Allie Johnston is Program Manager for The Global Good Fund’s Flagship Fellowship Program, responsible for managing the fellows and coordinating the Search and Selection process. Allie previously worked at PeaceLove Studios, an organization that trains front-line professionals in PeaceLove’s expressive arts curriculum to bring back to their populations and help them create peace of mind. Allie was the CREATORS Coordinator as well as a Certified CREATOR herself, and ran the social media platform for PeaceLove. Allie earned an Independent Concentration BA in Expressive Arts and Mental Health from Brown University. She is a 2015 grad passionate about helping create positive change in the world, following in the footsteps of her late father, Hooks Kelley Johnston III.

Sandra Waithaka

Program Assistant

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Sandra Waithaka is Program Assistant for the Global Good Fund’s Programs; she is super excited to be a part of the team. Sandra previously worked at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations a membership based philanthropy organization as an Executive Assistant working on various projects focused on Racial Equity and assisting senior leadership. She is most passionate about women’s rights, climate change making a change in the world. Sandra has a B.A in Political Science and Global Studies from University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Carolina Villalta

Office Manager

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Carolina Villalta is Office Manager at The Global Good Fund, responsible for general duties and overseeing administrative support. She assists in maintaining services by organizing office operations. Carolina joined The Global Good Fund in 2019. She is most proud of her two children, and enjoys spending time with family.