Meet Our Team

Talented business experts who believe business has a role to play in peacebuilding.

Executive Team

  • Toni Maloney

    Elizabeth Crowell

    Bpeace CEO


    Elizabeth is a highly successful entrepreneur and angel investor whose purpose and passion is to help entrepreneurs start and grow their ventures. She has 20 years of experience building businesses, organizations and boards through leadership and creative problem-solving. She was named Bpeace's CEO in early 2015.

  • Marla Gitterman

    Marla Gitterman

    Bpeace Chief Program Officer


    Marla manages Bpeace’s portfolio of Fast Runner entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, Guatemala and El Salvador. Prior to joining Bpeace in 2005 as its first full-time employee, 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.

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Board Chair

  • Mark Fleming

    Mark Fleming

    Bpeace Board Chair

    Longacre Advisors LLC

    Mark is founder and president of Longacre Advisors, where he is a consultant to C-level executives. He is also an interim executive, investor and entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience in the communications, media and technology industries. Mark has previously held senior managing partner roles at Accenture, Wipro Technologies and Capgemini in both North America and Europe.

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Board of Directors

  • Kate Buggeln

    Kate Buggeln

    Business Growth Strategist

    As a retail and consumer-focused business strategist, Kate works with internationally known industry leaders, medium-sized and startup companies. She consults with executive teams to strategize and achieve business growth and serves as Board Director for Ascena Retail Group, Noble Biomaterials, Vitamin Shoppe and Five Below. Prior board positions include Timberland, Stuart Weitzman, Spire and Circles Inc.

  • Randy Browning

    Randy Browning

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Randy is PwC's U.S. Advisory Consulting and Markets Leader. He is responsible for the firm's management consulting, risk consulting, technology consulting, as well as marketing and sales, analyst relations and public relations. He is also a member of PwC's Advisory Leadership Group.

  • Toni Maloney

    Toni Maloney

    Bpeace Co-founder

    Since helping found Bpeace in 2002, Toni has been committed to the idea that business people have a significant role to play in peace building. Before downshifting her strategic marketing consulting business--The Maloney Group--to lead Bpeace as CEO for 10 years, Toni held executive positions at American Express, Ogilvy, and McCann-Erickson.

  • Karen Vander Linde

    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 Management Committee at Merryck and Co, where she is an executive mentor. For more than 30 years, she has worked closely with top global and smaller business executives to help leaders drive new business strategies, reinvent their operations, and fully align and engage their people in new ways of doing business.


  • Liz Wald

    Liz Wald

    Entrepreneur & Adventurer

    Liz has spent over 20 years building global marketplaces, with a career spanning the early days of AOL and Etsy to the recent explosion of crowdfunding at Indiegogo, to marrying innovative techniques with artisan heritage in the contemporary fashion industry. Currently, she is following a passion and exploring the booming craft beer industry in the US.

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Executive Council

Ann Callison
Athena Katsaros
Barbara Bylenga
Carole Vaporean
Cathy Giffi
Cynthia Fisher
David Montieth
Donna Fleetwood

Drew Crail
Gita Patel
Jamie Mittelman
Janis Grover
Johnna Hobgood
Jordan Browning
Khatera Sahibzada
Laura Fedoryk

Lauren Leland
Laurie Chock
Lisa Dubin
Liz Philippe
Mojdeh Barros
Monica Sanz
Nazifa Danishgar
Peter Laird

Rachael Rho
Rena Fried
Sabra Richardson
Sachal Lakhavani
Stephen Kulovits
Susan Heaney
Susan McPherson
Vicky Cox