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JOEY SAVOIE

Co-founder and Co-Executive Director

Joey works on high-level strategy across all the departments and mentorship and training for the participants of the Incubation Programs. He is also one of the primary contributors to the handbook "How to Start a High-Impact Nonprofit".

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​Prior to Charity Entrepreneurship, Joey co-founded Charity Science, a meta-organization that increased the amount of counterfactual funding going to high-impact charities. Subsequently, he co-founded Charity Science Health, a nonprofit that increases vaccination rates in India using mobile phones and behavioral nudges. He has given lectures on various aspects of charity entrepreneurship and Effective Altruism in Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, EAG London, EAG San Francisco, Berlin, Basel, Vancouver, Stockholm, and others.

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KAROLINA SAREK

Co-founder and Co-Executive Director

Karolina is Co-founder and Co-executive Director at Charity Entrepreneurship. There, she ensures delivery of key programs across multiple departments. She also trains and mentors Incubation Program participants in starting high-impact charities.

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Karolina also serves as a Fund Manager at Effective Altruism Animal Welfare Fund and a board member and advisor for various EA nonprofits and think tanks, such as Fish Welfare Initiative, WANBAM, and Legal Priorities Project.

​Before Charity Entrepreneurship, she co-founded an organization to improve the impact of nonprofits and social enterprises; worked on measurement and evaluation; and was a researcher for IBM and the Jagiellonian University (JU). At the age of 22, she became a university teaching fellow, lecturing at JU’s Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. 

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DEVON FRITZ

Cheif Operating Officer

Devon Fritz brings a wealth of expertise, spanning over 15 years across the private, governmental, and non-profit sectors. His pivotal roles in high-impact organizations, notably as CTO and Managing Director at Founders Pledge, have contributed to mobilizing over $2 billion in commitments to organizations driving meaningful change. After founding a charity incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship and joining its board, Devon is excited to now deeply engaged with the team to amplify the organization's impact.

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ALEX CATALÁN FLORES

Director of Operations

Alex is responsible for optimising CE’s processes, identifying bottlenecks in organisational systems and determining how to best alleviate them. This includes areas such as compliance, human resources, accounting and finance, productivity, and facilities management.

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Originally from Chile, Alex graduated from the Australian National University with a dual Bachelor of Laws/Economics and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Alex worked at the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions before switching to management consulting at Grosvenor Performance Group. Alex moved to Ethiopia in 2019 to work in monitoring and evaluation consulting and later as Operations Manager for Includovate, an Ethiopian-Australian research firm. Prior to CE, Alex worked as Head of Operations at Suvita, a CE-incubated charity.  

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JUDITH RENSING

Director of Vetting

As Director of Recruitment, Judith leads both the Outreach and Vetting teams at CE. Her mission is to attract and identify disruptive global talent that will found the next generation of high-impact charities through creative communications strategies and highly predictive application processes. She has also co-authored CE's impactful grantmaking book "How to Launch a High-Impact Foundation" and occasionally gives talks on nonprofit entrepreneurship in places like Oxford, Canberra, and Mexico City.

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Before joining CE, Judith went through the Incubation Program and co-built up the charity High Impact Athletes that raised over $300,000 USD for effective charities in its first year; co-managed a social start-up; and conducted research to identify high-impact, cost-effective charity interventions. She also holds a master's degree in Philosophy and has worked in two bioethics research groups.

Judith is a passionate generalist both at work and in her hobbies - when she is not in hyper-focus mode working, you might find her running forests and mountains, backpacking, playing music, or reading books.

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SAM HILTON

Director of Research

Sam leads the research team. He develops and runs the research process, identifying evidence-based and cost-effective interventions for new charities to start.

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Before Charity Entrepreneurship, Sam ran a project advocating for Future Generations rights within the UK Parliament. He has 5 years’ experience in the UK government including leading the team responsible for civil nuclear safety policy. He ran Effective Altruism London and co-ran The Life You Can Save. He is a Research Affiliate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and still occasionally advises UK politicians and government officials on how to prepare for disaster and plan for the long-term.

PATRICK STADLER

Chief of Staff

Patrick mentors startups incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship, works on developing the curriculum and content of the upcoming incubation program, and contributes writing on the topic of starting organizations from scratch.

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Patrick is a co-founder and chair of the board of GiveWell-incubated charity, New Incentives. As a consultant at Stadler Trails, he supports a range of organizations working for the common good. Previously, he was a political advisor for Switzerland’s economic development agency where he participated in the negotiations on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He also worked on strategic communications in the context of peacebuilding and mediation at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in New York.

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JACINTHA BAAS

Programs Manager

Jacintha co-leads the development and execution of new programs.

Jacintha is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in founding & scaling organisations. In her role as co-founder of a sustainability scale-up, she grew the company to 30+ staff and was in charge of organisation building, strategy and fundraising. Her achievements were awarded with various prizes and recognitions, such as the Next Women To Watch, the Inspiring Fifty: Women in Tech, and the Forbes 30 under 30. She holds a degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics.

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JAMES CHE

Research Analyst

James is in the research team, where he works on brainstorming and evaluating charity intervention ideas.

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Before CE, James completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he studied haematopoietic (blood) stem cells. During his PhD, James also founded an early-stage project called Alma, and secured seed funding to develop wearable biosensors to monitor female health. After publishing his work from his PhD, James switched focus to the start-up space, in particular the alternative protein industry. However, after participating in an alternative protein course by the Good Food Institute, he decided that he would make more of an impact by founding a charity. James went through the CE Incubation Program when he decided to join the CE research team.

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VICKY COX

Research and Operations Analyst

Vicky is part of the research team, investigating and evaluating animal advocacy interventions.

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​Before joining the Charity Entrepreneurship team, Vicky went through the incubation program. Prior to this, she was a research intern for CE, primarily completing the priority country research for our recommended animal charities. She did this internship alongside her Maths with Actuarial Science degree at the University of Southampton, where she helped to found an effective altruism society. Vicky went vegan and became interested in effective altruism in 2016, after reading works by Peter Singer.

MORGAN FAIRLESS

Research Analyst

Morgan is an analyst for CE's research team. He holds an MSc in Public Policy & Administration and BSc in Politics & Philosophy, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Before CE, he worked in international development consulting, student union leadership, and freelance writing and editing in social science.

LEONIE FALK

Research Training Program Manager

Leonie is the Lead Research Analyst for Global Health, Development and Well-being at Woodleigh Impact, a charitable foundation committed to funding the most impactful organizations. She also previously co-run EA Cause Innovation Bootcamp.

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She is a graduate of Charity Entrepreneurship's Incubation Program and has previously worked with non-governmental organizations in India and Kenya.

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BRET HOMER

Recruitment and Selection Officer

Bret is responsible for making the selection systems at Charity Entrepreneurship as accurate as possible. As vetting manager, he iterates, conducts, and evaluates the vetting system of CE's incubation program. He also supports CE's outreach by speaking and scouting at global conferences.

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Before CE, Bret received a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology and led a project focused on designing personality-based team assignment algorithms for the US federal government. Bret volunteered as a consultant and researcher for animal welfare nonprofits before connecting with CE at the Animal & Vegan Advocacy Summit.

SAMANTHA KAGEL

Incubation Program Manager

Samantha is responsible for the management and continuous improvement of CE's Incubation Program.

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Before joining CE, Samantha consulted for various non-profits and EA organizations spanning agile project management, learning & development, team design, and business strategy. Previously, she worked at Google as a Team Lead and Account Strategist, supporting 400+ small businesses in marketing strategy and leading her team’s development. Much of her prior experience has involved work in mental health, including designing programs to address anxiety, burnout, imposter syndrome, and isolation in the workplace.

RIKA GABRIEL

Recruitment and Outreach Specialist

Rika is responsible for representing CE to EA and non-EA audiences at events such as EAGs, EAGxs, and cause-specific conferences around the world, giving talks and workshops for EA or student groups and coordinating other potential events, e.g. book clubs.

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Previously, Rika co-founded Effective Altruism Blue in the Philippines and has done research on effective mental health interventions with EA Philippines. She has also interned in two CE-incubated charities: on research and communications with LEEP (Lead Exposure Elimination Project), and on research with FEM (Family Empowerment Media). She is also pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at a high-ranking university in the Philippines and has written a thesis evaluating the effectiveness of a culturally-adapted Mental Health Application (MHApp) in improving the well-being and coping strategies of emerging adults.

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FILIP MURÁR

Research Analyst

Filip is a member of the research team where he works on systematically evaluating ideas for new charities to be incubated by CE.

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Before joining the team, Filip was a Senior Research Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team. He oversaw the design, delivery, and evaluation of quantitative behavioural science studies, with methodologies including online lab experiments, randomized controlled field trials, and machine learning predictive analytics. During his studies at the University of Cambridge and University College London, he led the Trinity Effective Altruism student group and co-founded Effective Altruism UCL.

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FEDERICO SPEZIALI

New Programs Co-lead and Strategy Advisor

Federico co-leads the development and execution of new programs as well as advising on the overall strategy of the organization.

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Federico holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and his journey with Charity Entrepreneurship began in 2021 when he successfully completed the CE Incubation Program and co-founded High Impact Professionals.

Before co-founding High Impact Professionals, Federico gained valuable experience at a leading Swiss startup/scaleup. His roles spanned from project and product management to spearheading the adoption of agile methodologies. During his time there, he also played a pivotal role in promoting EA initiatives and saw the company grow from 50 to more than 100 employees.

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STEVE THOMPSON

Senior Recruitment & Moonshot Manager

Steve mentors startups incubated by Charity Entrepreneurship, consults on the structure and format of the upcoming incubation programs, and contributes to finding great founders and great co-founder pairings.

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Steve previously co-founded the Entrepreneurs Academy in Ireland where he was the Head of Learning and Creative Director. He has worked across the corporate sector as a Senior Leadership Development Consultant for over 10 years where he focused on creativity, EQ, and teamwork. He has extensive experience in both the design and facilitation of large scale training and development programs.

​Steve has also published a book to raise money for GiveWell, designed a full-scale magic and illusion show, built his own house from scratch, and is a co-founder of Training for Good, the new EA meta charity.

WILL TROY

Philanthropic Programs Manager

Will is responsible for the philanthropic programs at CE. He co-manages the Impactful Grantmaking training program for funders, leads the creation of funding circles and online philanthropic community, and facilitates the Mental Health Funding Circle.

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In addition to working at CE, Will runs an independent philanthropic advising practice, Coppice Philanthropy, and manages the Flourishing Minds Fund, a family foundation program focused on global mental health. Prior to working in philanthropy, Will spent a decade in the sustainable agriculture sector in the US and Latin America. Will is based in Santa Cruz, California, where he lives with his wife and two untrained wild dogs.

ULA ZAROSA

Digital Media Manager

Ula is responsible for digital outreach: social media channels, website design, newsletters, photos, general content management and communications.

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Before joining CE, Ula completed a PhD in Philosophy and published a book on the moral status of animals. She has worked on digital marketing in startup projects for Michał Kiciński (investor, top 100 Forbes Poland, co-founder of CD Projekt which was responsible for The Witcher game series), including building a Pay What You Want eBooks portal and opening a trendy vegan restaurant in central Warsaw. Ula was also working as Communications Manager for ProVeg International in Poland and has been a vegan and animal activist for over 22 years.

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