Proven Business Experts Who Drive Change and Transformation for Conflict-Affected Communities


Toni Maloney


From the onset, Toni differentiated Bpeace with a strategy to focus on Fast Runner small business owners who are in the best position to create jobs for others. Before cofounding Bpeace in 2002, Toni ran a strategic marketing consulting business—The Maloney Group. She previously held executive positions at American Express, and the Ogilvy and McCann-Erickson advertising agencies.

Mark Fleming

Board Chair

A former managing partner at Accenture, Mark has served on the Bpeace Board since 2014 and has traveled to Guatemala and El Salvador to work on growth strategies with 40 Fast Runners in our Central America portfolio. He is also a board director of privately held Queralt and the nonprofit, Harding Land Trust.

Board of Directors

Randy Browning

Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

As a partner at PwC, Randy held several leadership positions, including Global Advisory Markets Leader and US Consulting Leader. Randy actively involved other PwC partners, managers and associates as volunteer experts for Bpeace. As volunteers, PwC professionals have had positive impact on more than 60 Fast Runner businesses.

Ann Callison

Ann Callison

Managing Director, Barclays

Based in London, Ann heads Operations globally for Barclays Corporate Bank, accountable for payments, lending, and trade finance. She previously spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley leading enterprise-wide technology initiatives, including regulatory reform, operations innovation and Agile transformation. Ann is passionate about creating business growth and efficiency through technology and human-centered design. She’s been a traveling mentor to Lebanon, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Marla Gitterman

Strategic Partnership Advisor

Marla drives Bpeace’s strategic partnerships. Previously, as Chief Program Officer, she managed our global portfolio of programs in Afghanistan, Guatemala, El Salvador and Rwanda. Prior to joining Bpeace, Marla worked as technical program officer at Women's World Banking, where she helped support the development of microfinance institutions in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Marla serves as Board President of Working for Women, a nonprofit that leverages the collective power of business to elevate women in the workforce.

Alpa Pandya

Alpa Pandya

Co-Founder of Find Difference

Alpa believes that small business owners are too often the unsung heroes of economic and social advancement around the world. She has parlayed her 20+ years’ expertise to help Fast Runners create jobs in their communities. Alpa is currently Co-Founder of Find Difference, a consulting practice that advises with F100 executives, visionary challengers and award-winning creative teams. 

Angela Scalpello

Angela Scalpello

Leadership Performance Facilitator and Coach

Angela is an accomplished global Executive Coach to C-Suite executives, helping them unlock their leadership power to deliver on their strategic and personal objectives. A former global HR executive, Angela has been traveling to Central American on behalf of Bpeace since 2014, helping Fast Runners build employee engagement, lead with emotional intelligence and develop their organizational capabilities.

Karen Vander Linde

Executive Mentor, Merryck and Co

Karen is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) partner who served on the firm’s Advisory global leadership team. Currently she sits on the Leadership Advisory Committee at Merryck and Co, where she is an executive mentor. She regularly travels to Central America to improve the ability of Fast Runners to create strategic frameworks and manage organizational change.

Liz Wald

Liz Wald

Entrepreneur and Adventurer

Liz has spent 25+ years building global online marketplaces, with a career spanning the early days of AOL and Etsy, to the explosion of crowdfunding and more recently the emerging cannabis industry. Liz consults to, invests in, and/or advises a number of early-stage consumer-facing companies and is the CEO of Good Earth Organics, a certified organic soil company based in Southern Oregon that has deep relationships with the medical and adult-use cannabis markets in the US. Areas of expertise include international expansion, operations, entrepreneurship, financial planning, market assessment, business development, and team building.

Executive Team

Alexandra Salas

Chief Program Officer

Caroline Basso

Chief Admin Officer

Executive Council

Anne-Marie Behrendt
Mike Bento
Lisa Bowers
Lauren Brand
Alberto Brea
Daniel Brox
Kate Buggeln
Barbara Bylenga
Dell Chaakrapani
Naveen Chennubhotla
Emily Christner
Jenniferann Clayton
Richard Coughlin
Victoria Cox
Anne Cramer
Nazifa Danishgar
Bernadette Davis
Sondra Dean
Louis Dries

Lisa Dubin
Claire Farber
Aamna Farooq
Laura Fedoryk
Maribeth Fox-Chmielewski
Jane Gannaway
Mark Greene
Amy Hao
Wynona Heim
Diana Henderson
Clara Henning
Johnna Hobgood
La Toya Hodge
Joseph Howse
Anabell Iglesias
James Jones
Athena Katsaros
Ruth Kreiger
Jordan Less

David Montieth
Jill O'Sullivan
Jose Ortiz
Gita Patel
Sabrina Prince
Rachael Rho
Khatera Sahibzada
Monica Sanz
Naomi Sheehan
Derek Shillman
Victoria Summers
Nate Sung
Imre Szenttornyay
Tim Teran
Will Townsend
Kate Whiston
Madeleine Wiener de Torsiac
Yilin Zhang