Karen Y. Johns serves as the CEO for GOOD Institute, the parent organization of Net Impact. GOOD Institute is a thought leader and social action think tank, empowering socially responsible organizations and individuals through strategic partnerships with Net Impact, Leaps.org, GOOD Worldwide, and Upworthy. Net Impact, the action-oriented network of GOOD Institute, supports over 300 Net Impact Chapters located across 40 countries worldwide, training and leading university students and young professionals to take action and make a positive impact on people and the planet.
Karen is a seasoned professional in the education and nonprofit arena with expertise in fostering business development and philanthropy and has assisted a wide variety of organizations, from the Gates Foundation to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. A graduate of Tufts University,
Karen is the founder of the Tufts Black Alumni Association and remains an active alumna. Karen is a native of Jamaica and serves in an advisory capacity with several Caribbean-based organizations.