Board Members


Bernardo J. Rico, Founder and President – Bernardo has 30 of experience in international development in Latin America and was the former Latin America Deputy Assistant Administrator for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He is currently working on this forthcoming book to be published in 2025, America’s Drug Story – The Genesis of An Epidemic and How to Solve It. You can follow his newsletter on Substack here, America’s Drug Story.

Bernardo has a Masters in Latin American Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins’s School of Advanced International Studies and a B.S. in Management from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He is bilingual in Spanish and English and fluent in Portuguese.