Juan Corradi, PhD
Professor of Sociology, New York University. He has a Ph.D. 1974 (Sociology), M.A. 1967 (Sociology), B.A. (summa cum laude) 1965 (Sociology), Brandeis University. His areas of research include fear and violence; urban cultures; corporate social responsibility programs in developing countries; sociological theory and sociology of culture. He is a member of the American Sociological Association and International Sociological Association. He is a Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities and on the Board of Directors for the Rainforest Alliance. He is also the President, South/North Development Initiative (SNDI).
Dr. Corradi likes to think of himself as a scholar, sailor, polyglot, world traveler, and adventurer. Born in Argentina and he has lived most of my adult life in New York City, but sometimes also in Boston, Buenos Aires, Florence, and Paris. After a number of years in the higher-learning industry, he is glad to be back in my profession, as Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science, New York University. He was Executive Director of New York University in Florence at Villa La Pietra from 1998 to 2000. In Italy, he also was a Visiting Professorial Lecturer on Latin American Politics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center. Among other former positions, he was Associate, then Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, 1994-1997. He is the author of several publications including South of the Crisis. Latin American Perspectives on the Late Capitalist World. (2010.), The Fitful Republic: Economy, Society, and Politics in Argentina. (1985), Fear at the Edge: State Terror and Resistance in Latin America. (1992), On Violence and Terror (2001) and Los hilos del desorden. Primeras trayectorias geopoliticas del siglo XXI. (2006).
Kimberly D. Wise, MPH
Kimberly Wise has a wealth of experience working with health care associations, non-profit organizations, federal and state government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Her career has included work on chronic diseases (including obesity, diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease), cancer, women’s health, mental health and gastroenterology.
She is currently employed at the Chandler Chicco Companies (CCC) where she works on important healthcare issues of the day including obesity, childhood asthma and nutrition. She has worked with the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance to develop research, programs and policy recommendations to address barriers to progress on obesity and its related conditions; The Coca-Cola Company’s Live Positively initiatives to promote healthy active lifestyles to consumers; and, with the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. on combating childhood asthma in local communities.
Prior to joining CCC, Kimberly worked for several non-profit health organizations and leading public relations agencies including the American Gastroenterological Association, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Manning Selvage & Lee, Ketchum Public Relations and Burson Marsteller. Her work at these organizations has included an educational program for low-income women and families participating in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program in the state of Texas; education and promotion programs for the National Cancer Institute; a program in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Cooperative Extension to promote healthy eating habits among elementary school-aged children; pre-FDA approval campaigns for drugs to treat major depressive disorder and colorectal cancer; and public education and awareness campaigns for Aetna.
She has also played a major role in leading and executing media outreach strategies for her clients including placements in top-tier media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and TODAY Show; wire outlets like Reuters and The Associated Press; online outlets like The Huffington Post, WebMD and HealthDay News; and, multicultural outlets like Essence Magazine, Honey Magazine, Ebony Magazine, TheRoot.com, National Newspaper Publishers Association/BlackPressUSA.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and a Master of Public Health in Global Health Promotion from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Phil Ingram is an aspiring scholar, a community organizer, and an advocate. Fluent in French and Japanese, Phil focuses his professional attention on issues of immigration, labor and the conditions of the working classes, and the mitigating (and detrimental) potentials of social institutions.
Phil is currently a Graduate Fellow at the City University of New York School of Law, where he is pursuing a JD (expected, 2014). Phil also holds a Master’s degree from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where he focused on questions of global political economy, especially in the United States and Japan since World War II.
Phil has also professional experience in translating for immigration law (with the Urban Justice Center and The Door Legal Services), has worked to ensure Asian American voting rights (as a Japanese language consultant and voter’s rights pollster with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund), held an internship in the King’s County District Attorney’s Office (in the Early Case Assessment Bureau), and served as a union shop steward in NYU’s clerical union, UCATS Local 3882.
Phil was born in the economically underdeveloped region of Appalachia in Eastern Kentucky, and has worked many aspects of the professional spectrum (from teaching high school students, to clerical staff work at NYU, to serving as a building superintendent). Phil’s background and experiences on the economic margin of our society greatly influences his activism and interests.
Phil is most excited to bring his experience and values to the SISGI Group as it works to achieve its goal to become a leading nexus for changemakers globally.
Sarah Sosbe has been teaching grades 6-8 in a public school in the Bronx for the last eight years and this school year is working at Promise Academy Junior High School through the Harlem Children’s Zone. After graduating from the University of Colorado with degrees in History and English, she joined the Teach for America organization where she was assigned to teach in New York City. She earned her Masters of Science in Teaching degree from Fordham University. Sarah recently completed a second Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision degree through Fordham University’s Educational Leadership Enhancement Program.
During her time as an educator Sarah has been given many opportunities to learn and grow as a leader. She has been the Lead Literacy for the last 5 years and the school Data Specialist for the last 3 years. Sarah has spent the last two years managing a small learning community in her building consisting of 120 students and 8 educators. Besides her work within schools, Sarah has also worked for the Teach for America summer training institute for new teachers. For two summers Sarah served as a Curriculum Specialist where she lead the teacher training classes and this past summer worked as School Director where she was in charge of the direct management of a summer school program.
Sharon Harris is the Senior Global Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft’s Mobile, Local and Commerce Advertising Group. She is responsible for Microsoft’s global go to market strategy for mobile advertising products. Sharon works on the global business leveraging virtual work teams to launch new products. She is currently responsible for the 2012 launch of advertising on Skype mobile which was acquired Microsoft in 2010. Sharon leads sales training as well as new product innovation in mobile.
Prior to moving to Microsoft Sharon was the Director of Global Advertising Programs at JumpTap. Jumptap is the global leader in mobile advertising solutions, providing superior performance and premium advertising solutions that run across the highest quality premium mobile ad network. Jumptap leverages its search technology and 16 operator relationships to deliver the most advanced targeting intelligence for advertisers seeking the highest return on investment from their campaigns while helping publishers and application developers maximize advertising revenue from their mobile properties.
With offices in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, and Toronto, Sharon’s team oversees global advertising campaigns for such clients as Atari, Best Buy, Nike, P&G and Bank of America as well as coordinating mobile publishers like the NBA, MSNBC, FOX News and NBC Entertainment. Sharon also drives the development of custom integrated mobile advertising campaigns for clients and publishers.
Prior to joining JumpTap, Inc. Sharon Harris was the Vice President of Marketing for IAC Advertising Solutions. IAC Advertising Solutions is the advertising sales organization within IAC that represents such premium brands as Evite, Match.com, Ticketmaster, Citysearch, Excite, IWON! and Expedia.com. The IAC/AS portfolio of brands represents 45% of the total online audience. Sharon oversaw the strategic direction and branding efforts of IAC Advertising Solutions and supported national digital media and search sales teams. Sharon’s team focused on four key areas including branding and public relations, research, sponsorship development and creative solutions. Sharon also drove the development of custom digital advertising opportunities for such clients as Schick, American Express, Honda and Diageo resulting in $7.5M of revenue to the IACAS business. Sharon’s team was named a finalist for a 2007 OMMA award for website promotion for the Schick Quattro for Women Girls’ Guide to Dating.
Prior to IAC/AS Sharon was the Director of Ad Sales Marketing for Reuters Consumer Media. Sharon provided marketing support for the US team as well as consult to the UK and Asian offices. Sharon was responsible for a full range of marketing responsibilities and was relied on manage multi-million dollar accounts and direct company-wide projects to raise the visibility of the Reuters Consumer Media business. Sharon was also active in the development of the Reuters Black Employee Network and Reuters Inter-affinity Council to provide support and development for diverse employees around the globe.
With over 15 years of traditional media and digital media experience, Sharon is a new media veteran who has helped brand and launch many campaigns and products. From satellite radio to interactive TV initiatives, Sharon has worked with a variety of senior management teams to help define their digital brand and business strategy. Sharon has held key marketing executive positions at Sirius Satellite Radio and Discovery Communications, Inc. the parent company to The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids, BBC America and 5 digital channels.
Sharon Harris is a native of Morganza, Louisiana. Sharon attended Yale University and New York University and graduated with a B.A. in Literature and has completed graduate course work toward a Masters in Literature. Sharon is a former board member and treasurer for NAMIC-NY and is also a member of the Ad Club of New York and Advertising Women of New York. Sharon currently resides in Brooklyn, where she enjoys New York’s cultural life, foreign travel and live music performances. Sharon volunteers as a part-time classroom teacher for the New York Junior Achievement program while serving as its city ambassador.
Robert Bailey is a Certified Public Accountant and owner of Robert E. Bailey Tax, Accounting and Consulting Services. A licensed CPA since 1974, he has provided services to small businesses, individuals, national and international nonprofits, faith based organizations and large companies over the course of his career. He has professional experience working in the banking and savings and loans industries including small business and corporate lending. Mr. Bailey has skills in financial business planning, audits and financial system design for large and small businesses.
He serves on the board for several nonprofit organizations and has served the probate court system as a court appointed financial professional advocate, managing the affairs of incapacitated individuals. He is a SISGI Group board member focused on financial management and business planning. He also provides pro bono training and workshops on financial management and accounting for the SISGI Group’s Institute for Social Change.
Emily Barnes is currently the Director of Development & Communications at DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) in Madison, Wisconsin. DAIS provides crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence and education and prevention services in the community. In her role, Emily works to strategically advance the organization’s mission through fundraising and public relations. Prior to her position there, Emily was the Communications & Special Events Manager for The Allen-Stevenson School in New York City.
She holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University.
Emily has over a decade of development experience, and her nonprofit fundraising background spans from large public universities to small community-focused nonprofits. What she enjoys most about fundraising is connecting people with causes they are passionate about and educating them about how they can make an impact through their donations.