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

Business Strategist

Prior to retiring from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a partner, Randy held a number of senior leadership positions, including the U.S. Consulting Leader and Global Advisory Markets Leader. Randy has actively involved more than 100 professionals from PwC who have volunteered for Bpeace. He has travelled to El Salvador and Guatemala as a Bpeace Skillanthropist and continues to work with our 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.

James Jones

JKT Financial Group and JKT Packaging Solutions

James is the founder of The JKT Financial Group, LLC, an operational and financial consulting firm and president of JKT Packaging Solutions, LLC. Utilizing 20+ years of expertise in C-Level management, lean manufacturing and asset management, James advises companies to streamline operations, improve safety and source packaging/logistic needs. JKT has successfully negotiated over $75 million in supplier contracts. Specializing in the sourcing of container board paperboard, corrugated packaging, printed/non-printed poly film and industrial grade hemp, the company has a vast international network of supplier partners spanning from North America to Asia.

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

Alberto Brea
Amanda Belanger
Amy Hao
Anabell Iglesias
Anne Cramer
Anne-Marie Behrendt
Athena Katsaros
Bernadette Davis
Buck Baker
Carol Eversen
Clara Henning
Daniel Brox
Dell Chaakrapani
Emily Christner
Emily Mason
Gita Patel
Imre Szenttornyay
Jane Gannaway
Jenniferann Clayton

Jerrod Mallinger
Johnna Hobgood
Jordan Less
Jose Ortiz
Joseph Howse
Kate Buggeln
Kate Whitson
Khatera Sahibzada
Lisa Bowers
Lisa Dubin
Louis Dries
Madeleine Wiener de Torsiac
Maribeth Fox-Chmielewski
Mark Greene
Mike Bento
Monica Patel
Monica Sanz
Naomi Sheehan

Naveen Chennubhotla
Oscar Cossio
Philip Emma
Rebecca Eby
Richard Coughlin
Roger Byford
Ruth Kreiger
Sabrina Prince
Sonali Vanjani
Sondra Dean
Tarun Sharma
Thomas Howell
Tim Teran
Victoria Summers
Will Townsend
Wynona Heim
Yilin Zhang
Yvette Franco