SAI - New York Headquarters
Alice Tepper Marlin, President & Founder
Ms. Tepper Marlin founded the Council on Economic Priorities (CEP) in 1969 and served as President & CEO for 33 years. CEP pioneered the social investment field and regularly published the best selling consumer guide, “Shopping for a Better World.” Ms. Tepper Marlin has been a frequent public speaker on corporate accountability for three decades. She is a faculty member at Wellesley College’s Madeline Albright Institute for Global Affairs, served as the 2007–2008 Citi Distinguished Fellow in Ethics and Leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, and as an Adjunct Professor in the Markets, Ethics & Law program.
Earlier, Ms. Tepper Marlin served as a Securities Analyst and Labor Economist at Burnham & Co., and as the editor of an international tax journal at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in the Netherlands. She designed and managed the first social investment portfolio management service, in 1968. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a B.A. in Economics, and the NYU School of Business Administration.
Eileen Kohl Kaufman, Executive Director
Michelle Bhattacharyya, Director of Operations (DOO)
Prior to SAI, Ms. Bhattacharyya worked in the field of Economic Development and Community Entrepreneurship. She assisted the Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation (SEEDCO) with program design and development after serving as Director of two Seedco operated NYC Business Solutions Centers in NYC, where she successfully managed tightly budgeted government contracts and aggressive performance targets. Ms. Bhattacharyya's previously served as Vice President of Operations and Marketing for the Emergency Medicine Professional Assurance Company (EMPAC).
Ms. Bhattacharyya earned her B.A. from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and her Master of Public Administration from NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. While pursuing her degree she worked on labor issues with Covenant House International, UNDP's BDP Poverty Group Inclusive Globalization Cluster, and the World Bank. She has a basic proficiency in spoken Bengali and travels regularly to South Asia. Ms. Bhattacharyya also continues to serve as Board President for Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union.
Craig Moss, Executive Advisor
Mr. Moss is the co-creator of SAI’s Social Fingerprint® program for improving management systems and social performance. He has co-authored several publications on environmental and social management systems, responsible supply chains, and UN Guiding Principles, and served on several global working groups. He joined SAI in 2007, bringing with him extensive experience in international business and economic development, with a focus on export development from emerging markets to the US. He has worked on over 3,000 international business development projects in 50 countries. These projects spanned numerous industries and often focused on working with small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). Mr. Moss has developed and managed innovative research-based export promotion, investment attraction and supplier development programs. He has written and spoken extensively on corporate social responsibility, export development and international business topics. He is a graduate of Hampshire College.
Doug DeRuisseau, Director of Field Services
Mr. DeRuisseau is one of the earliest pioneers in the field of social auditing, helping to create SA8000 as the first management system-based social compliance standard in the world. Additionally, as SAI's first Lead Trainer, he has trained hundreds and hundreds of social auditors around the globe. He has also performed numerous accreditation audits (auditing the auditors), and has worked as an auditor for SGS. Mr. DeRuisseau's consulting background includes working with companies to implement or redesign quality and social accountability management systems. He has over 29 years of executive management experience in AT&T and its subsidiaries and is a graduate of Norwich University.
Jane Hwang, Director of Corporate Programs and Training
Ms. Hwang is the co-creator of SAI’s Social Fingerprint® program for improving management systems and social performance. She has co-authored several publications on environmental and social management systems, responsible supply chains, and UN Guiding Principles, and served on several global working groups. She joined SAI in 2005, starting in the Corporate Programs and Communications departments. Prior to joining SAI, she worked in behavioral sciences and medical research. She also worked as a consultant for a number of private sector firms as well as public service organizations. She earned her B.A. and M.B.A from Columbia University.
Christie Daly, Manager of Corporate Programs
Before joining SAI, Christie worked as a Project Associate at the NYC Department of Education in the Office of Public and Community Affairs. She received a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Center for Global Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance and her Bachelor’s from Skidmore College. During her graduate school internship at the NYU School of Law Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, she conducted research on a wide range of business and human rights issues.
Stephanie Wilson, Training Manager
Alex Katz, Senior Manager of Research & Stakeholder Engagement
Marie-Rose Coulibaly, Bookkeeper
Carolyn Collantes, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Collantes received her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University double majoring in in International Politics and Spanish. She is currently a part-time graduate student at NYU working towards an M.S. in Global Affairs. Carolyn has a strong interest in human rights within Latin America which led her to her previous work as an intern in the Latin American Department for Covenant House International. She also completed an internship last summer with the organization Sistema Divina Providencia, a nonprofit in Brazil, assisting the Communications department.
Jason Turner, Office Systems Manager
Emily Crain, Administrative Assistant
Prior to her studies at NYU, she earned her undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a minor in Sociology, and regional study on Southern Africa at Chapman University. In South Africa, Ms. Crain volunteered in Cape Town with the Amy Biehl Foundation to help lead after-school classes on HIV/AIDS education and outreach. Additionally, she worked in Estelí, Nicaragua, where she worked with a community organization that led workshops for juvenile youth and gangs.
Global Staff Members
Yolanda Brenes, Senior Project Manager | San Jose, Costa Rica
SAI also works with a team of expert lead trainers & authorized representatives worldwide:
Accreditation for SA8000 certification is managed by Social Accountability Accreditation Services. Please visit www.saasaccreditation.org for more information.