Leadership/Team Members

Robert W. Page Jr., President and Co-Founder, Mr. Page brings over 25 years’ experience in rule of law and government integrity work.  He was the co-founder of DPK Consulting which was an early leader in the movement to improve rule of law in developing and post conflict countries. He subsequently served as Director of the Tetra Tech DPK rule of law and government operating unit in Tetra Tech and built the unit into a global $40 million plus first in class partner to clients such as USAID, INL, World Bank, Asia Development Bank with projects in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Asia​​​​​​​

Prior to his international development work, Mr. Page had a distinguished career with the judicial branch of the U.S. state and federal governments.  He served as Administrative Director of the California court system, the largest court system in the United States with 1,500 judges and 20,000 employees, and District Executive of the Southern District Federal Court of New York City, the largest federal court in the country with over 50 judges. 

Mr. Page has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College with a major in architecture and urban planning. He graduated from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a Master’s degree in public administration.  He holds a Masters in regional planning from the University of North Carolina. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile working in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.  Mr Page is fluent in Spanish

Grace Brown,  Vice President Operations and Finance.  Ms. Brown is an experienced development expert with over 21 years of successful experience in all aspects of international consulting work including program design, development of proposals, project implementation, and overseeing operations and finances. She has been involved in successful home office support for projects in over 30 countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.  She brings strong analytic, budget development, and technical design skills. Prior to her work in development, she worked for major engineering firms including Bechtel and T.Y Lin International, in project support. She has a MBA and a BA in Economics. She is a native English speaker and proficient in Spanish.

Patricia Valdivieso, Latin America Business Coordinator.  Ms. Valdivieso is based in the WPI office in Quito, Ecuador and coordinates WPI work in Latin America including business development, recruitment and client and counterpart liaison. She worked with  DPK Consulting and then Tetra Tech DPK for over 23 years, supporting proposal work, start up, implementation, and close out of multiple donor funded projects in Latin American and Middle Eastern countries. She is familiar with procedures, rules and regulations, and contracting of projects funded by USAID and other international organizations. She is skilled in budget preparation and management, procurement processes, grants management, text and reports translations and edition. She brings strong relations with governmental leaders throughout Latin America.  She is fluent in Spanish and English, and proficient Italian speaker.

Willima E Davis, Senior Advisor.  Mr. Davis brings distinguished experience in both the United States justice system as well as in numerous developing and post conflict countries.  He served as the Administrative Director and Secretary of the Judicial Council of the California Courts, Administrative Director of the Kentucky Court System, and Circuit Executive of the 9th Circuit Federal Courts pror to entering the field of international development.  He was the co-founder of DPK  Consulting, the thought leader in the introduction of modern rule of law principles internatioanlly through USAID, the World and Asian Development Banks, and other clients.  He continues to advise on key issues of justice leadership and management, gender and racial basis in the justice system, alternative dispute resolution, and institutional integrity in the justice sector.  He is fluent in Spanish 

Representative Technical Expert Team

Gloria Biassini. Ms. Biassini is an Uruguayan public administration expert with a specialization in justice sector operations. She has more than 15 years of experience in international cooperation related to security, justice, and legal reforms, public policies, institutional strengthening and strategic sector plans. She has extensive in-country  experience in Guatemala and other Central American countries on justice reform projects including managing and coordinating multidisciplinary teams, inter-institutional coordination and promoting citizen participation. Ms. Biassini has a Doctorate in Law and Social Sciences from the University of the Republic of Uruguay and She speaks Spanish, French, Italian, and English.

Eduardo Barrientos. Mr. Barrientos is a Salvadorean consultant in areas of public defense litigation, quality evaluation, design and implementation of juvenile criminal justice systems in El Salvador, Panama, and Guatemala. He has served as legal consultant for various national and international organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Spanish Cooperation, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). He has also served as consultant for several USAID programs in conflict resolution, labor law, simplification of procedures and transparency. He is a founding partner of Sandoval Barrientos legal consulting firm and a partner of I & D Consulting. He holds a Master's Degree in financial administration from the Central American University José Simeón Cañas. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.

Diego Bolivar.  Diego Bolivar is a Colombian attorney with over 20 years experience working on judicial reform programs and effectively implementing USAID and other donor funded access to justice, security, and human rights activities in various supervisory and consultant positions.  He has over 10 years experience in several coordinating and training positions at the Superior Council of the Judiciary of the Rodrigo Lara Bonilla Judicial School in Colombia. He has served as a consultant in Peru, Mexico, El Salvador, Paraguay, Guatemala, and Honduras. He has provided support to indigenous communities in post-conflict Colombia and in-depth experience in implementing ADR and conflict resolution strategies to support disadvantaged populations. He served as a consultant for the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia designing the educational program for peace for indigenous people and advising on special indigenous jurisdiction and intercultural training processes for the restitution of land rights. He worked for the World Bank on improving the functioning of criminal and civil justice systems and coordinating the assessment of transitional justice mechanisms to support the Ministry of Justice and Law. He has proven effectiveness in developing constructive relationships with USAID, government officials, NGOs, the private sector, and other donors. He is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in English.

Josefina Coutiño. Ms. Coutiño is a Guatemalan senior development expert, with more than 20 years’ experience management of complex programs and projects in Latin America. She has over 10 years’ experience as a Chief of Party on justice and transparency projects including projects focusing on strengthening of the justice system, institutional integrity, anti-corruption and strengthening of the civil society organizations in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru and Mexico. She served as technical advisor for the United Nations Development Program in Guatemala where she advised the President of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, and the Public Defense Director on strategic planning and integrated justice sector reforms. She served as a technical advisor on the USAID CREA project in Guatemala where she assisted in implementing the new criminal procedures code. She is a certified PMP and Executive Coach, holds a M.A. in human rights, and a M.A. in public administration. She is native Spanish speaker and proficient in English.

Adriana Camarena. Ms. Camarena is a licensed attorney in Mexico and the United States with more than 15 years’ experience in rule of law and international development policy and reform. She specializes in Latin American legal systems, justice and governance projects, rule of law reform, justice sector reform, related proposal writing, and interdisciplinary legal research. Her recent research work includes work related to environmental regulation on hazardous waste recycling on the US-Mexican border,  immigration and family law, and policies related to intercountry adoptions and criminal justice reform in Mexico. She volunteers as a community advocate and writes creative nonfiction. She has a Doctor of the Science of Law degree from Stanford University Law School, and an LL.B from the Universidad Iberoamericana. She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.

Alejandra de las Casas.  Ms. de las Casas is a Mexican lawyer based in Chihuahua. She is an experienced mediator with more than 20 years of promoting alternative conflict resolution in Mexico, especially mediation and restorative justice. From 2004 through 2020, she coordinated different USAID programs in the State of Chihuahua focusing on reform of the criminal justice system and programs of restorative justice and mediation. She has worked closely and successfully with civil society organizations, the business sector, and public institutions as a promoter of change and sustainable development. She holds a Master’s in family law and a Ph.D. in family and couples therapy from the Regional Institute for Family Studies, and a Master’s in international business and foreign trade from the University of Barcelona, ​​Spain.

Marianna Gabutti. Ms. Gabutti is a young professional with more than 10 years of experience in public policy programs with Mexican governmental agencies and international cooperation projects including USAID.  She has developed strong relationships with different institutions of the GOM, CSOs and private sector companies. She served as the specialist of the Open Society Foundation/Mexico sin Homicidios Campaign, implemented by Mexico Evalua, Department Chief at the General Direction of Planning and Institutional Development of the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection, and Senior Public Policy Analyst for Fundación IDEA/ C-230 Consultores, among others.  She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Patricia De Guzman. Ms. De Guzman is an Ecuadorian lawyer with over 15 years of professional experience including 10 years working at the local government levels and in the judicial and legislative branches of Ecuador. She has worked in the private sector with both national and multinational enterprises focusing on oil field construction and general infrastructure. She has served as legal counsel for local governments, other public institutions, and other donor projects.  She served as a member of a multisector team to  develop the Resilience Strategy for the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador. She has worked with international organizations such as DPK Consulting, ARD Inc., AECOM, Sisco, UNDP, IDB, TNC, and Pacífico, among others. She has a M.A. in politics from the University of Manchester, U.K., a BA in law, and a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. She is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and proficient in Italian.

Cesar Parodi.  Cesar Parodi is a Peruvian lawyer with over 16 years working on international cooperation projects with various national and international agencies (UNDP, USAID, GTZ, EU, among others) linked to violence prevention, fight against impunity, improvement of criminal prosecution, conflict resolution and institutional strengthening of the institutions of the justice and security sector. He is a specialist in modernization of judicial processes. He has extensive experience in consultancies and investigations in the justice and security sectors always with excellent relations with institutional and community counterparts. He has a Law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. He is a native Spanish speaker and proficient in English.

Edith Sicha. Ms. Sicha has more than 20 years’ experience working in  the Executive Branch, Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Legislative Branch, Congress of the Republic of Peru, Judicial Branch of Peru, Academy  of the Magistracy, as well as consulting in international cooperation projects on modernization of justice systems. She is an expert trainer in government and judicial management. She served as management consultant for the Gender Justice Commission and for the Environmental Management Commission of the Judicial Branch of Peru. She is currently advisor to the Cabinet of the Presidency of the  Peruvian Supreme Court of Justice and technical secretary for the working committee on the electronic judicial records, focused on the digitalization of justice administration.  Ms. Sicha has an MSc. in criminal law. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Rommell Sandoval. Mr. Sandoval is a Salvadoran lawyer and an expert in oral litigation and rule of law, constitutional and procedural law. He served as a member of drafting committees for civil and commercial procedure codes and the criminal procedure code and the drafting of more than 100 bills or legislative reforms.  He was a consultant and/or deputy director of various justice programs in El Salvador since 1993 with organizations such as USAID, UNDP, US Department of State, OAS, AECID, IDB. He was a member of the implementation team of the IDB Judicial Reform Assistance Program, Deputy Director of two justice projects in El Salvador,  and for CAFTA-DR for USAID in modernizing the judicial branch in the countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic. He currently works on justice system issues in El Salvador, Panama, and Nicaragua. ​ He has a BA in legal sciences from the Central American University José Simeón Cañas of El Salvador, and a postgraduate in regional integration from the University Rafael Landívar from Guatemala (European Union), among other studies. He is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English