Who Serves on the Board

Sallan Board


Nancy E. Anderson, Ph.D., Executive Director

Nancy is the founding Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation. She previously served as an environmental policy maker and advisor in New York City government where she successfully counseled the Comptroller to stop the sale of the City's water supply and formulated the scope of work for the National Academy of Sciences' benchmark NYC watershed study. Also responsible for City legislation, she authored the Community Right-to-Know Act and co-authored the Recycling Law. She taught Sociology and Political Science at the university level before entering City government. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a B.A. in English Literature from New York University.


Marc Brammer, Vice President, MSCI ESG Research

Marc has over 16 years of experience in the sustainable finance field. He is currently leading the client outreach and sales effort with European asset owners with a focus on the UK market. Previously he was the Head of UK and European Business Development at RiskMetrics and prior to that he served as the Director of Product Development and Carbon Finance at Innovest Strategic Value Advisors.

He also held various senior positions including Director of Research for the European and New York research teams at Innovest and prior to that was a Senior Analyst at the firm covering industrials.

Marc Brammer holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science (2002) from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research in New York.

Steven Newman, Vice President for Finance/Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Health and Research Association

Previously, he served as the First Deputy Comptroller of New York City where he oversaw audits, pension fund investments and policy analysis. Steve has both an M.B.A. and a Masters of Engineering from New York University.

Elizabeth Brooke Stein, Attorney for Smart Power initiatives at the Environmental Defense Fund

Elizabeth serves as the Environmental Defense Fund lead attorney in the Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding at the NYS Public Service Commission. Previously, she was an Associate for Real Estate Development at Skadden Arps. She was awarded a B.A., Magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from New York University, Magna cum laude

Simon Wynn, Esq.

Simon is the Senior Environmental Counsel at the New York State Economic Development Corporation. Previously he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General. He holds a B.A. and LL.B from the University of Melbourne as well an LL.M from the University of London and a second LL.M from Columbia University.


Jessie C. Gruman, Ph.D., President, CFAH (Deceased)

Jessie founded the Center for Advancing Health in Washington D.C. She served as a Board member of several not-for-profit public policy organizations. She received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Vassar College.

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