About Us

Team

Managing Director
IRIS Standards Manager
Executive Assistant
and Senior Operations Associate
Communications & Development Associate
Membership Operations Associate
Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement
Manager, IRIS
Associate Director, Communications
Communications Associate
Research Manager
President and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Manager
IRIS Associate
Senior Associate, Research
Manager, Membership & Strategic Relationships
Manager, ImpactBase
Manager, Investors’ Council and Membership Programming
Manager for the Capacity Building Program
Director of Membership and Operations
Amit Bouri
Managing Director
Amit Bouri serves as Managing Director and oversees the GIIN's research, communications, and business development. His work in impact investing began when he was a strategy consultant with the Monitor Institute. At Monitor he was part of the team that produced the Investing for Social & Environmental Impact report, and he left Monitor to co-found the GIIN in 2009.

Amit's other projects at the Monitor Institute included strategic planning and organizational development work for nonprofit organizations and foundations. Amit previously worked in the private sector as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company. He left Bain to work in global health at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He also worked in the corporate philanthropy units of Gap Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. Amit holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, an MPA from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Swarthmore College. Amit serves on the Board of Directors for Investors' Circle and SJF Institute.

Ellen Carey
IRIS Standards Manager
Ellen Carey serves as a Manager on the IRIS initiative, where she focuses on IRIS taxonomy development.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Ellen worked as an international development consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers focusing on developing the private sector in emerging economies. She's worked on a variety of projects ranging from managing global challenge funds focused on supporting inclusive businesses to investment climate programs in conflict affected countries. She has on-the-ground experience in working with entrepreneurs, investors in governments in a variety of countries including Tanzania, Afghanistan and Haiti. Ellen holds a BA in Applied Math and Economics and a MSc in Economics, both from Johns Hopkins University.

Nadine Dorvelus
Executive Assistant
and Senior Operations Associate
Nadine Dorvelus serves as Executive Assistant and Senior Operations Associate. She supports the GIIN’s Executive team and daily operations.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Nadine was the Investment Assistant at the F.B. Heron Foundation, where she supported the Vice President of Investments and program staff in their mission-related investing. She also managed the operations of the Entertainment Law Offices of Robert S. Perlstein, Esq., and, before that, she was the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of the Voice and Telecommunications Department at the United Nations. Nadine holds a BA in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

Laura Gustafson
Communications & Development Associate
Laura Gustafson serves as Communications & Development Associate. She supports GIIN outreach efforts and business development activities.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Laura worked for Johns Hopkins University’s global health nonprofit, Jhpiego, on the US Agency for International Development’s flagship Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). She has experience managing and advising on strategic communications and knowledge management activities in the field of global health in more than 40 countries. Laura started her career as a management consultant. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Journalism and Political Science.

Hana Haile-Mariam
Membership Operations Associate
Hana Haile-Mariam serves as Membership Operations Associate. In this role, she supports membership programming for the Investors’ Council and Network Membership.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Hana worked at 14th Street Strategies, a fundraising communications firm where she managed client interactions and provided project management and strategic development for long-term client initiatives. She began her career providing marketing and fundraising support for President Obama’s re-election campaign and the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Hana graduated from Boston University with a BA in International Relations.

Giselle Leung
Senior Manager, Strategic Engagement
Giselle Leung serves as Senior Manager of Strategic Engagement. In this role, she manages Investors’ Council programming and services, and also contributes to the GIIN’s field building work, with an emphasis on identifying and deepening key relationships with strategic partners.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Giselle was a manager at Enterprise Solutions to Poverty (ESP), where she worked with leading companies in India, China, Colombia and Mexico to build inclusive business strategies that engage the poor. At ESP, Giselle designed and managed programs that incorporated a range of strategic and financial partners covering areas of agribusiness, microfinance and social enterprise. Giselle began her career at Cambridge Associates providing investment portfolio analysis to large non-profit endowments, and was a business strategy consultant at Braun Consulting. Giselle also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama where she advised rural artisan groups on business operations, marketing and sales. Giselle holds an MBA and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia Business School and The School of International and Public Affairs, and a BA in psychology from Harvard University.

Kelly McCarthy
Manager, IRIS
Kelly McCarthy serves as Manager for the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). She focuses on promoting adoption of IRIS standards, developing training materials and resources, as well as a registry for IRIS users.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Kelly was the Global Impact Officer for New Ventures at the World Resources Institute, where she worked to build an impact measurement program for New Ventures' global operations. Additionally, together with industry partner E+Co, she led the development of and piloted the Small and Growing Business' (SGB) Toolkit and Training for Impact Measurement (TIMe). Before New Ventures, Kelly worked for the consultancy SustainAbility where she focused on accountability within Fortune 500 companies. Specifically, she explored how corporate disclosure of social and environmental performance can drive mainstream adoption of sustainable behavior. Early in her career, Kelly co-founded Good Harvest Market, an organic-lifestyle marketplace dedicated to ensuring that all socio-economic groups have the same access to healthy living choices, while also prioritizing local sourcing in order to promote positive growth in the local community. She holds a BA in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Melody Meyer
Associate Director, Communications
Melody Meyer serves as Associate Director of Communications. She oversees communications about GIIN projects and initiatives, including the Investors' Council and Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS). Melody also highlights the impact investment industry more broadly through the GIIN website and newsletters, events with GIIN staff and partners, and press outreach.

Melody worked previously in the office of communications and media relations at the New York City Department of Education and as a book and author publicist for several publishing houses. She graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Communications from the Annenberg School.

Kimberly Moynihan
Communications Associate
Kimberly Moynihan serves as Communications Associate. She contributes to the GIIN’s communications projects, including website management, events planning, and outreach. Kimberly is also responsible for supporting the messaging for the Investors’ Council, Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), ImpactBase, and Network Membership initiatives.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Kimberly worked at Accion International, where she contributed to developing the online communications and social media programs. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in American Studies and a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies.

Abhilash Mudaliar
Research Manager
Abhilash Mudaliar serves as Research Manager. He is responsible for shaping and implementing the GIIN’s research strategy and program.

Abhilash joins the GIIN with over seven years experience in social enterprise, impact investing and international development research, including time as a microfinance consultant at Unitus, an impact investor at Elevar Equity, and a social entrepreneur within Hippocampus Group. Abhilash also worked on a large-scale randomized controlled study of education policy experiments in southern India. He began his career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. Abhilash has earned Honors degrees in Arts and Commerce (specializing in Political Science and Finance, respectively) from the University of Melbourne and, more recently, an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he received the Raymond Vernon Award.

Luther M. Ragin, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Luther M. Ragin, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the GIIN.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Luther served as Vice President for Investments at New York-based F.B. Heron Foundation from 1999 to 2011. Mr. Ragin oversaw the F.B. Heron Foundation's endowment, building a portfolio of more than $260 million, steadily increasing the impact investing allocation to more than 40 percent while maintaining competitive, risk-adjusted financial returns. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1999, Luther was the Chief Financial Officer of the National Community Capital Association, a trade association of community development financial institutions that provide access to capital in low-income communities.

Other significant experience includes eight years as Chief Financial Officer of Earl G. Graves, Ltd., and seven years with Chase Manhattan Bank, including three years as Vice President of Syndications/Assets Sales for the North American Corporate Finance Sector. He holds a BA and Master of Public Policy from Harvard, and is a graduate of Columbia University's Executive Program in Business Administration. He is a member of the board of directors of Social Finance U.S., the GIIN, and the Threshold Group, and is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Arjun Reddy
Technology Manager
Arjun Reddy serves as Technology Manager. In this role, he guides the growth and development of the IRIS data infrastructure and technology platform. He also supports other GIIN initiatives in designing, evaluating, and implementing technical solutions to support internal operations and programmatic needs.

Over the course of his career, Arjun has held technical leadership positions in a number of industries, including enterprise software, energy, and, most recently, financial services. Arjun holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a BA in Economics from Rice University.
Sarah Richards
IRIS Associate
Sarah serves as the IRIS Associate. In this role, she supports IRIS taxonomy development and adoption.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Sarah was a Princeton in Africa Fellow in Ghana, where she ran corporate social responsibility programs for cotton and cashew crops for Olam International. She began her career as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where she focused on finance strategy. Sarah graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics and a minor in English.

Hannah Schiff
Senior Associate, Research
Hannah Schiff serves as Senior Associate for the GIIN’s research team. In this role, she helps shape the GIIN’s research agenda and supports the development and delivery of ongoing studies, reports, and research projects.

Before joining the GIIN, Hannah led research and strategy development for a start-up social enterprise and spent several years managing and advising USAID-funded private-sector development projects in East Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Hannah has designed and implemented research on inclusive supply chain development, financial inclusion, and investment in women-led business. She holds a Masters in International Business and Development Economics from The Fletcher School and a BA in International Relations from Brown University.

Sapna Shah
Manager, Membership & Strategic Relationships
Sapna Shah serves as Manager, Membership & Strategic Relationships. In this role she focuses primarily on supporting the GIIN’s relationships with members and other key stakeholders. She previously led Project Terragua, a former Investors' Council working group on sustainable agriculture investing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Sapna was the program officer for Africa and regional coordinator for East Africa for CNFA, a non-profit organization focused on strengthening the agricultural sectors of developing economies. In this role, she managed Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), USAID, and Gates Foundation agricultural development programs in sub-Saharan Africa, where she focused on the creation of rural enterprises and the commercialization of supply chains. She has monitored impact of fruit and vegetable farmers fulfilling procurement for a large agribusiness in India. Earlier in her career she worked at the Center for Corporate Citizenship with Fortune 500 companies to create business practices that were responsive to emerging market opportunities and social and environmental challenges. Sapna has BS degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and a Masters of Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Andrew Siwo
Manager, ImpactBase
Andrew Siwo serves as Manager of ImpactBase. In this role, he is responsible for the operation, sourcing, and development of the global online impact investment platform designed for investors and fund managers.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Andrew spent 5 years at JP Morgan--most recently in the Global Special Opportunities Group, a $3 billion proprietary portfolio of principal investments in private equity, debt, mezzanine, infrastructure, and real estate. He also held roles on the Rates Desk executing fixed income financing transactions as well as the Securitized Products Group valuing collateralized mortgage obligations.

Before JP Morgan, Andrew was member of the Corporate Finance and Real Estate Strategy Group at Victoria’s Secret leading project finance initiatives. He began his career at E*Trade Financial managing a team of investment representatives serving active traders and high net-worth, self-directed investors. Andrew completed a MPA in Finance and Fiscal Policy from Cornell University and is a cum laude graduate of Morehouse College. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63, 24 licenses.

Allison Spector
Manager, Investors’ Council and Membership Programming
Allison Spector serves as Manager for the Investors’ Council and Membership Programming. In this role, she focuses primarily on supporting the Basic Services Programming Track.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Allison was the director of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a non-profit organization focused on catalyzing poverty reduction in Africa through business growth and investment. In this role, she managed a network of multinational and African companies to enhance and measure the socioeconomic impact of their business models across various sectors. Before IGD, Allison managed donor-funded sustainable development projects in China as a manager at the Beijing-based consultancy, Development Solutions. She began her career in the microfinance sector in China, where she worked for PlaNet Finance and co-founded a China-focused non-profit microfinance intermediary. Allison graduated summa cum laude with a BA in International Studies from Emory University and holds an MSc in Sustainable Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.

Brett Stevenson
Manager for the Capacity Building Program
Brett Stevenson serves as Manager for the Capacity Building Program. In this role, she will focus on launching and managing the GIIN’s new capacity building effort for fund managers active in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Prior to joining the GIIN, Brett was the director and creator of Engineers without Borders’ (EWB) Water Program, a technical assistance program aiming to increase Malawi's institutional capacity to repair and manage water infrastructure. She lived in Malawi for over 3 years, working closely with various levels of government and a variety of partners including UNICEF, WaterAid, and the African Development Bank. She then went on to serve as the Policy Director for EWB. Earlier in her career, Brett became a certified professional engineer and worked as a systems analyst and economic evaluator in the oil and gas industry. She has a Masters of Public Administration with focus on Non-Profit Management and Policy from Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Jérôme Tagger
Director of Membership and Operations
Jérôme Tagger serves as Director of Membership and Operations. In this role, Jérôme oversees the strategy, member services, recruitment, and programming for both the Investors’ Council and Network Membership initiatives, as well as certain GIIN operations.

Jérôme has an extensive background in non-profit management with global organizations in the fields of sustainable and responsible finance. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, where he worked for five years. Prior to that, he was Head of Research at Eurosif, the European Social Investment Forum. Jérôme is a graduate of Essec Business School in France.

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