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
Craig Moss, Executive Advisor
Doug DeRuisseau, Field Services Director
Alan Spaulding, Senior Advisor
Mr. Spaulding holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine in his home state, pursued graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received a master’s degree in Labor Relations from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jane Hwang, Director of Corporate Programs and Training
Christie Daly, Manager of Corporate Program
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
JoLeen Ong, Communications Manager
Prior to her position at SAI, Joleen focused on industrial relations and grassroots organizing. Joleen helped to develop the SA8000 guidance document that focused on freedom of association in Costa Rican banana plantations. At the College of New Jersey, she led a two-year successful campaign to increase ethical purchasing practices on campus, and edited two award-winning short documentaries on social justice issues.
Eliza Wright, Development Manager
Marie-Rose Coulibaly, Bookkeeper
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
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:
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