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Evan Haigler

Evan Haigler

Executive Director
Evan leads the Impact Carbon team in developing carbon finance for projects in less-developed countries. Evan contributed to the Voluntary Gold Standard Methodology for Improved Cookstoves and Kitchen Regimes V.1, is the lead editor for Volume 3, and worked as the lead project developer on the first Voluntary Gold Standard Cookstove Project. Evan’s research and publishing is focused on carbon methodology development and monitoring for improved stoves, and on assessing and valuing the associated social, health and environmental cobenefits. He is Co-Chair of the Carbon Finance Working Group at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and in collaboration with Dr. Kirk Smith published “Cobenefits of Climate Mitigation and Health Protection in Energy Systems: Scoping Methods” in the Annual Review of Public Health. Evan holds an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS in Molecular, Cellular, and Development Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

John Gwillim

John Gwillim

Program Director
John is Impact Carbon's Program Director and previously served as the Country Director in Uganda for two years. He has helped expand Impact Carbons’ Voluntary Gold Standard cookstove project and manage the development and implementation of the Safe Water Program in East Africa. John has expertise in project management, finance, marketing, and operational management, working both for NGOs and organizations in the private sector. John began his career as a consultant in the financial services industry working with hedge funds clients on execution and algorithmic trading software, and then served as the Managing Director of an Internet start-up in the marketing and incentives industry. Prior to joining Impact Carbon, John served as a Kiva Fellow, working with two microfinance institutions in Colombia and Chile. John holds a BA in Finance and Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Liz Grubin

Liz Grubin

Operations Director
Liz leads the business development team, working to identify new projects and partners around the world. Liz has a background in carbon accounting, energy efficiency program management and climate change strategy. She has experience working in the public and private sectors, with a focus on designing comprehensive sustainability plans for a variety of organizations. Liz has also spent time working abroad, as a crew educator for the Sea Education Association and a volunteer for the World Wildlife Fund in Nepal. Liz has an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Bates College.

Jimmy Tran

Jimmy Tran

Director of Project Development
Jimmy leads all aspects of project development from diligence, drafting of Project Design Documents (PPDs), technical project design, and guiding projects through the validation and verification process. Jimmy is concurrently a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation addresses critical barriers to the widespread adoption of improved household energy technologies in poor regions of the world. His research involves conduction rigorous field experiments, surveys, and market analyses to demonstrate quantifiable climate and health benefits from large-scale dissemination of household energy technologies. Jimmy holds BS degrees in Biology, Finance, and Environmental Resource Management from Pennsylvania State University.

Uganda Team

Tim Neville

Tim Neville

Managing Director, Clean Energy and Safe Water
Tim leads the Clean Energy and Safe Water Business Units for Impact Carbon and comes to us with extensive leadership and management experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors.  His specific skills include market and product development, distribution, non-profit management, social marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning and implementation.  Tim has served as Chief of Party on several bi-lateral development projects and has launched BoP products in multiple countries.  He holds an MA from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.

Mark Turgesen

Mark Turgesen

Marketing Director
Mark leads our marketing work at Impact Carbon Uganda and comes to us with extensive international experience in the private and social sector. Over the last three years he has resided in Uganda consulting for a broad range of clients such as UNICEF, Green Bio Energy and Clinton Health Access Initiative. Mark is the co-founder of Friends-International, an award-winning social enterprise in SE Asia providing holistic services to marginalized children, youth and their caretakers. He is an ADDY award recipient for his work with Family Health International. Mark holds an M.Sc in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University, a BA in Marketing and Graphic Design from California State University, San Bernardino and an AA in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Seattle. 

Brendan Sullivan

Brendan Sullivan

Safe Water Program Manager
Brendan leads Impact Carbon’s Safe Water Program in East Africa, including both household and institutional safe water programs. Prior to Impact Carbon, Brendan worked with a NGO called Educate! for the past 2.5 years in Uganda, primarily focusing on business education and entrepreneurial development. He has focused on designing and managing a technology business incubator, as well as building a program that links youth entrepreneurs to better financial and market opportunities. Prior to his work in Uganda, Brendan was an Americorps Fellow with the City of Fall River and a teacher in Shanghai, China. Brendan holds a BA in Asian Studies from Hamilton College.

Diana Konga

Diana Konga

Safe Water Account Manager
Diana manages client accounts and technology maintenance in schools and health facilities, along with managing financing options for clients through Kiva.org.  Prior to joining Impact carbon, Diana worked in the Public-Private Partnerships department of Cardno Emerging Markets on a USAID funded health project.  Diana holds a B.A. in Economics from Makerere University and is completing her Executive MBA from Eastern & Southern African Management Institute. 

Eddie Oundo

Eddie Oundo

Sales Manager
Eddie leads Impact Carbon’s institutional water sales in Uganda. Eddie has expertise in customer service, sales and marketing of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs), and marketing to the base of the pyramid market segment. He has worked with brands such as Century Bottling Company-Coca-Cola, Movit products ltd and Uganda Telecom.. Eddie holds a Bachelors in Procurement and Logistics Management of Kyambogo University, A Uganda Higher Diploma in Marketing of Makerere University Business School, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Planning and Management of Makerere University Uganda.


Micheal Ssemwogerere

Micheal Ssemwogerere

Carbon Monitoring Manager
Micheal leads the carbon monitoring and evaluation work of the cookstove and safe water programming in Uganda. Prior to joining Impact Carbon Micheal worked with Deloitte and Touch, an international auditing and consulting firm, in their business development department for seven years handling clients like Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard Bv, and many more. Micheal holds Bcs in Accounting, Member of the ACCA-UK and Post graduate in financial management.


Doreen Ndagire

Doreen Ndagire

Office Coordinator
Doreen manages the day-to-day operations of the office including inventory management, payment and expense reconciliation, cash management, and bookkeeping responsibilities. Her past experience includes work in account management, administration and customer service. Doreen has worked with LightUp Children & Women’s Organization, Etech(U) Ltd and Excel Services, all based in Uganda. She holds an AVCE in Business, a Pitman Qualification in Computerized Accounts from Lambeth College and a Certificat d’ Etudes de Français Pratique from Alliance Francaise. 

Noah Kirabo

Noah Kirabo

Carbon Monitoring Coordinator
Noah focuses on record keeping M&E for the cookstove and safe water programming in Uganda. Noah has expertise in sales, Kitchen performance test, Capacity Building for small firms and developing marketing strategies for different firms. Noah has worked with CIRCODU to keep stove standards through regular sport checks and has vest knowledge on latest technological applications. He has worked with (Multiteh Audit professionals) one of Kampala’s audit and tax consultancy firm for his career enrichment as an audit associate Noah holds a Hons. Bachelors in Commerce (Accounting) Makerere University, is currently a CPA student with the Uganda’s leading Business Institution.

Dan Ayebazibwe

Dan Ayebazibwe

Sales Representative
Dan works as a Sales Representative with Impact Carbon's Safe Water Program, selling water treatment systems to schools and health clinics. His professional skills include experience in monitoring and evaluation, entrepreneurship, internet marketing, and call center Prior to working with Impact Carbon Dan was a self-employed consultant and also worked with CIRCODU Worked at CIRCODUas a stores controller and field enumerator working on tasks such as Kitchen Performance Tests (KPTs) to test the efficiency of cookstoves.  Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from Makerere University.


Moreen Akankunda

Moreen Akankunda

Safe Water Account Representative
Moreen manages client accounts and technology maintenance in schools and health facilities that have purchased safe water technologies. Prior to Impact Carbon, Moreen worked at CIRCODU as a qualitative researcher on Translating Research into Action, a USAID funded project in which she was responsible for kitchen performance testing, monitoring & evaluation, and marketing.  She has also worked with Nkozi University as an Information Manager providing technical expertise on capacity building and as a volunteer with the Millennium Villages Project as a Program Assistant aiming to reduce cross-generational sex and HIV/AIDs.  Moreen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University.

Andrew Abacha

Andrew Abacha

Office Assistant and Driver
Andrew assists in daily office activities include inventory management, product assembly, general office tasks, and acting as a driver on market research products. Prior to working with Impact Carbon, Andrew worked in security with a variety of organizations including UpEnergy, Doctors Without Borders, Tiger Security, and KK Security. 

Joseph Wajanzi

Joseph Wajanzi

Driver & Logistics Associate
Joseph makes sure Impact Carbon staff get to where they need to go safely and on-time.  Joseph owns and manages his own transport services company and worked for Impact Carbon as a service provider prior to joining us on a full-time basis in late 2013.  Joseph has over nine years of professional driving experience and also supports the organization with administrative and logistical support services as needed.

Amsterdam Team

Justin Whalen

Justin Whalen

Senior Manager
Justin recently joined Impact Carbon as Senior Manager. Prior to joining the team, Justin worked on forestry related climate change mitigation projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America for various NGO, public and private sector clients. Having seen first hand the positive impacts that carbon finance has on well-designed projects, Justin is excited to be leading Impact Carbon's carbon asset commercialization strategy. Prior to receiving his MSc in Carbon Management from Edinburgh Business School, Justin spent 9 years in forestry sector, personally planting over 1 million trees in Canada's north.