Board of Directors
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
CEO, Threaded Tales
Chief Information Officer, The Green School Alliance
Co-founder & Co-president, Global Goods Partners
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.
Johanna Teeri, Director of Operations & Finance
Johanna Teeri is responsible for ensuring that all operations function smoothly and effectively. She became conscious of social justice issues when growing up in Finland, and started volunteering on a fair trade sail boat, Estelle, as well as abroad. Traveling in Africa and South America inspired her to study economic development and poverty alleviation. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Hunter College, CUNY, and M.S. in Global Affairs from NYU. Johanna first became involved with GGP in 2010 through our fair trade school fundraiser that she implemented at her kids’ school in the East Village. She is passionate about handmade home décor and loves to combine traditional craft techniques with contemporary design.
Jenn Wong, Director of Product Development & Design
Jennifer Wong manages all production processes, in addition to design and product development for Global Good Partners. Jennifer began her career in fashion, merchandising and e-commerce before assuming design responsibilities for a private label clothing manufacturer. Prior to joining GGP, Jennifer was a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco, where she focused on the small business development sector, providing greater market access and crucial business skills to female artisans practicing traditional crafts. The experience of working beside talented women facing socioeconomic and cultural hurdles provided Jennifer with the inspiration to commit herself further to the fair trade movement. She is an avid traveler, enjoys great food, cycling, and uncovering vintage gems in thrift store racks. Jennifer received a BS in business administration and marketing from San Francisco University and an AA in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Stephanie Harrison, Sales and 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 Associate
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.