Clark Anderson Managing Director, Global Head of Country Risk Management and COO, Credit Risk Management, Morgan Stanley
Jackie Flanagan Pangelinan Designer & Consultant Former Smithsonian Folklife Festival Marketplace & Artisan Engagement Manager
Molly Patrick Epstein President, Ernest Alexander
Robin Domeniconi CEO, Threaded Tales
Veronique Pittman Chief Information Officer, The Green School Alliance
Joan Shifrin Co-founder & Co-president, Global Goods Partners
Catherine Shimony Co-founder & Co-president, Global Goods Partners
Joan Shifrin, Co-founder & Co-president
Joan Shifrin cofounded Global Goods Partners in 2005 after serving as the director of community education and outreach at the Global Fund for Children (GFC), a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization that supports community-based education groups that expand opportunities for young people around the world. Before joining GFC in 2000, she served as project manager at Matthews Media Group, a social-marketing firm that develops and implements public education campaigns on health-related issues. Joan is a former marketing manager for an international financial-services division of Citicorp, Inc. She received an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Catherine Shimony, Co-founder & Co-president
Catherine Lieber Shimony is the cofounder of Global Goods Partners and the former director of international programs at American Jewish World Service (AJWS) where she oversaw more than 140 projects within grassroots community-based organizations in 41 countries. Prior to her work with AJWS, Catherine served as a consultant to the Americas Society and Council of the Americas and was their senior director of programs for seven years. Catherine was the senior program director for the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and an associate with the international headquarters of the YMCA. Catherine is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a commissioner for the Women's Refugee Commission and a board member for the Brotherhood-SisterSol. She received an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Catherine lives in New York City with her husband, son, and daughter.
Linda Barnett, Director of Corporate Programs
Linda Barnett works with Global Goods Partners as an advisor, developing their school and corporate programs. She has over a decade of private sector sales and marketing experience working with Fortune 500 clients. She is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Radio Foundation, a not for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of human rights through youth radio in Africa and is on the Board of Directors of the Beaverkill Mountain Club. She lives in New York with her husband, four children and two Norwich Terriers.
Stephanie Harrison, Sales & Marketing Director
Stephanie Harrison oversees our sales channels, custom orders, marketing, advertising and partnerships. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Stephanie’s background is in the publishing world, where she worked in editorial for home style magazines and as a freelance writer for Australian city guide magazines and websites. Since moving to New York City, Stephanie worked as an account manager at Chan Luu and in the communications team at Sweaty Betty. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media, with a focus on international communications and journalism. At home in Brooklyn, you’ll likely find her at the park, farmer’s market or making focaccia.
Catherine (Cat) Luckenbach, Operations and Community Manager
Cat graduated from New York University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts, and a minor in Business from the Stern School of Business. What started with our sales events and trade shows has blossomed into her role in overseeing multiple mission-critical functions including fulfillment, inventory management, field marketing, and bookkeeping. Cat is incredibly passionate about GGP’s mission, as well as the by-women, for-women environment that GGP fosters. San Francisco born and New York bred, Cat enjoys walks over both the Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridges, and can be found scoping out good eats wherever she goes.
Rachel Torres, Production Coordinator
Rachel recently graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from the Tisch School of the Arts and a minor in Physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. On a lifelong journey of women's empowerment and political action, Global Goods Partners seemed to find her. Rachel is thrilled to be working for GGP, where she manages fulfillment, customer relations, and inventory maintenance. Hailing from southwest Michigan, you can find Rachel exploring New York's small bookstores and hunting for the perfect full sour pickle.
Liera Rivera, Operations and Warehouse Assistant
Coming from a large family of strong women, Liera is passionate about GGP's mission and focus on women artisans and entrepreneurs. Born and raised in East New York, Brooklyn, Liera now lives near our warehouse in Queens. She is a proud mom of three (one son and two cats)! In her free time, she loves to visit museums and zoos as animals and history are some of her interests. Liera has worked in warehouses since she graduated high school; she loves the fast-paced work that only warehouses can provide and the ability to give GGP customers a good lasting image of the organization and her personal touch to every order.