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To be the industry leader and trailblazer for the philanthropy sector in Central America. To have a proven track record of creating high impact and meaningful outcomes.
To support grassroots nonprofits in creating a brighter future for Central American communities by guiding major donors on their philanthropic journey, making a meaningful and lasting impact.
Founder & Director
Harriette has 12 years experience in project and donor management for the non-profit sector in many Latin American countries.
Harriette has an MSc in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics where she won the Loch Exhibition Prize for Achievement.
Harriette oversees operations and the talented team at Pionero in order to ensure its vision and mission become a tangiable reality.
NPO Services & Operations Manager
Isabela has a BSc in Political Science and Sociology with a regional focus in Latin America from George Washington University in Washington DC.
Isabela has worked with international NGOs, Think Tanks and Diplomatic Missions, which taught her the complexities and nuances of international development.
Isabela works with our partner NPOs conducting interviews and assisting in the implementation of our consultancy services.
Donor Relations Manager
Emma has experience in the corporate world working as a commercial lawyer for a global law firm, as well as working for a non-profit organisation in Beijing, China. She has expertise in client services and a unique understanding of both corporate needs and non-profit operations.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (with Credit) from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She is dedicated to facilitating a connection between those in need with those who want to help, and creating meaningful and lasting relationships.
Asia holds two BAs in Anthropology and Gender Studies from Indiana University, where she is currently pursuing her MPA in Nonprofit Management from The O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Asia has over 10 years experience in the nonprofit/ development sectors, including 2 years in the Peace Corps’ Maternal and Child Health project in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Asia conducts research and coordinates institutional partnerships in order to bridge the gap in knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors in Latin America.