Learn more about our staff who power our global impact ecosystem 


CEO & Co-Founder


Carrie believes in making the world better through business and leadership. That is why she co-founded The Global Good Fund to philanthropically support high potential founders who are using business for good. To date, 10.2 million lives have been positively impacted in 40+ countries around the world and nearly 4,000 permanent jobs have been created in underserved communities. Carrie is also the founder and Managing Partner of the Global Impact Fund, a family of venture capital funds that produces market leading returns by exclusively investing in social impact companies, primarily led by BIPOC founders and women. Carrie is the co-founder and CEO of Global Good Consulting, a for-profit boutique consulting firm that helps clients deliver tangible social impact results. Carrie’s fourth book, Impact The World is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Carrie serves on the board of directors of Trinity Health, a $21B healthcare organization operating in 26 states. Carrie’s fundamental message is about accessibility: everyday people can empower themselves and others. Carrie lives in Maryland with her husband and three young children. You can follow Carrie on all social channels @mscarrierich.

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Chief Operating Officer


Manolo Paez is the Chief Operating Officer at The Global Good Fund. Manolo is responsible for leading and overseeing the operations of GGF’s ecosystem (The nonprofit and the consulting business). In this role, Manolo is accountable for driving better integration and alignment among the different departments, working closely with department heads to support the day-to-day operations of the GGF ecosystem and businesses. Prior to GGF, Manolo’s experience was in strategy, business development and innovation consulting in the United States and Latin America. He also has experience as 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. Manolo has also experienced being an entrepreneur, starting companies in several parts of the world.


Chief Growth Officer


Sharon joined GGF after 20+ years of advising on strategy and fundraising for nonprofits, social impact financial institutions, small businesses, and governmental agencies across the United States. She is responsible for helping to drive growth across the GGF ecosystem — nonprofit programs, consulting, and more. As part of this portfolio, Sharon oversees impact evaluation, marketing and communications, and various capitalization initiatives. Previously, Sharon was a strategy consultant for Capital Impact Partners, a community development financial institution, and served as Director of Partnerships and Development for City First Enterprises, a social impact loan fund. Earlier in her career, she founded a social enterprise focused on the intersection of conservation and food security, and also led nonprofit organizations’ marketing and communications efforts. Sharon is past Board Chair for the Montgomery County Food Council and is a member of various advisory committees and task forces nationally, as well as in her local community of Montgomery County, Maryland.


Engagement Manager


Larissa Harari is the Engagement Manager for The Global Good Fund’s Consulting Services. She is responsible for the relationship with the clients and overseeing the Program’s operation and management. She supports research and analysis, program design for new proposals, and program evaluations.

Larissa Harari has been working for 8 years at the front or backstage of social projects and enterprises, with grassroots organizations in Brazil managing programs on skills-based education for youth and first employment, migrants’ socioeconomic integration, and social entrepreneurship. Larissa is an explorer, social innovator, and intrapreneur who loves to dive into different social policy topics that aim to reduce poverty and inequality. She has built many programs from scratch and enjoys the challenge and the journey of having an idea turn into action, gathering followers and ambassadors, seeing the results, and impacting people’s lives. Larissa is a 2016 fellow of the Amani Social Innovation Management Program and a 2022 graduate in International Development and Policy from Duke University and a Rotary Peace Fellow.


Senior Director of Programs


Melissa Hayes is the Senior Director of Programs at The Global Good Fund, where she is responsible for overseeing our Flagship Fellowship Program. In this role, Melissa is accountable for the strategic implementation of the Program design and evolution.

Melissa is an entrepreneurial program designer, facilitator, and certified coach with more than 15 years of experience working across industries and organizations globally. With an MSc in Sustainability, Science and Policy and a Ms in Applied Positive Psychology, she has dedicated the last 10+ years to driving positive impact and has a track record of designing and delivering a portfolio of international programs in the fields of sustainability, leadership development, social innovation, and well-being. Having worked for organizations such as FIFA, The City of London Corporation, and Amani Institute, she has extensive experience working with individuals and organizations in the public, private and social sectors at different stages of their journey.


Vice President of Strategic Partnerships


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.


Vice President of Marketing


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.



Program Manager


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.


Office Manager


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.