Meet Our Team
Acceso team members have exceptional track records from the private business and agriculture development sectors, as well as a passion to jointly create new solutions to seemingly intractable problems. Acceso strongly believes in proximate leadership and local solutions and thus 99% of team members live within our countries of operation. We’re a diverse team that’s unified by our core beliefs and dedication to making markets work for smallholder farmers.
Chief Operating Officer
Quality and Warehouse Leader
Sr Analyst, Programs
Sr. Director, Business Development
Berla Ferline Charles
Data Manager and Finance Assistant
Analyst, Administration and Accounting
Chief Administrative Officer
Senior Manager, Performance
Analyst, Business Development
Accountant, Accounts Receivable
Assistant, Community Training Farms
Ernesto Salvador Mejia
Getro Jean Baptiste
Administrative & Accounting Assistant
Chief Finance Officer
Full Stack Developer
Jose Antonio Martinez
Jose Fernando Aristizabal
Juan Diego Rueda
Sr. Director, New Markets
Full Stack Tech Developer
Chief of Distribution
Analyst, Program Impact and Data
Chief Executive Officer
Nursery & Research Manager
Salvador Vega Prado
Manager, Community Training Farms
Analyst, Financial Grant Reporting
Meet Our Board
Frank Giustra founded Acceso with President Clinton as a previous initiative of the Clinton Foundation. Frank is the President and CEO of Fiore Group, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of private equity investments and companies, specializing in food and lifestyle, art and entertainment, and natural resources.Frank is also the founder of the Giustra Foundation which is actively involved in the global refugee crisis by providing humanitarian aid, along with being the founding partner in the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative. Frank is also the Co-Chair of the International Crisis Group, a widely recognized independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to policymakers on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict.
David Foley is the Managing Partner of Foley, Broderick LLP a Canadian-based chartered accountancy firm, focussing in the areas of taxation and financial advisory. David holds multiple degrees and professional designations, including B.A., B.Comm, M.B.A., CPA, CA. He is the Managing Partner of Foley, Broderick LLP, a Mr. Foley is also the Chairman of one of Canada’s larger privately held companies invested in private equities. He plays an active role in domestic and foreign charities, and in private foundations. Mr. Foley is actively involved with the Human Development Foundation, Mercy Centre, under the patronage of the Thai Royal Family. He is a major benefactor to the Mercy Centre’s projects in Klong Toey (slums of Bangkok).
Eric Nonacs is Principal of Golden State, an independent consultancy that focuses on building results-oriented collaborations among and between the private sector, governments, philanthropy, and NGOs to address global challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, and poverty. From 2010 until 2013, Eric was the Vice President for Alliances and Partnerships at the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Previously, Eric was the Managing Director for Global Affairs at Endeavour Financial, a merchant bank based in Vancouver, Canada. From June 2002 until August 2007, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation. Eric holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from New York University. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Marni Wieshofer’s background includes Head of Media and Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s TMT Corporate Finance Group, based out of Los Angeles, providing mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial advisory and financial restructuring services. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, she was a Partner and Managing Director at MESA, a boutique advisory investment bank, where she spearheaded investment banking, strategy and valuation engagements for companies throughout the media space. Her background also includes CFO and EVP of Corporate Development at Lionsgate Entertainment where she oversaw the company’s mergers, acquisitions and other strategic financial initiatives and prominent roles at Media Rights Capital, Alliance Atlantis Communications and Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants. Ms. Wieshofer is a member of the Board of Directors at Hycroft Mining Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: HYMC) and Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI). Ms. Wieshofer holds a BA from Western University, an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and obtained the ICD.D designation in 2018.
with a passion for caring.