side menu icon

Our Honorees

Sandra Altiné


Sandra Altiné is the Managing Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Moody’s. She joined the firm in June 2011. As a member of the HR Leadership Team, she is responsible for advancing Moody’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including setting the global strategy for the firm and partnering with business leaders to implement strategic initiatives to attract, retain, and promote a diverse workforce. Under Sandra’s leadership, Moody’s was recognized for the sixth consecutive year as one of the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Companies for LGBT Equality and, for the second year, was named one of the Working Mother 100 Best Companies. Sandra also launched Moody’s partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which have yielded internships and full-time opportunities for students of color.

Sandra has over fifteen years of diversity and human resources-related experience and is a frequent speaker on emerging diversity and inclusion strategies. Prior to Moody’s, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Consultant at The Future Work Institute, a global diversity and inclusion consultancy. She began her career at J.P. Morgan Chase in Global Trade Operations, and later held a variety of HR leadership positions. She was a key architect of the firm’s diversity agenda and ensured that diversity was linked to HR processes. Her roles included Leadership Development Manager overseeing management curriculum design and delivery for the U.S., Europe and Latin America and HR Change Management Practice Lead.

Sandra is a board member of Coro NY and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). In 2015, she was inducted in the 1804 Haitian-American Roundtable. She holds a M.S. in Organizational Development from Fordham University and a B.A. in International Relations from Long Island University.

Sandra is the mother to two teen-age daughters, Natalie and Lexi and they reside in Long Island, NY.

Suzanne Gluck


Suzanne Gluck is the Co-Head of WME’s Worldwide Literary Department, the largest provider of authors to the major publishing houses in the United States, with more than thirty agents in New York, Los Angeles, London and Nashville. In 2002, a year after she joined the company, she was one of the first two women elected to the William Morris Board of Directors.

Over her thirty-year career in the industry, Suzanne has represented over 100 New York Times bestselling books across a wide variety of genres.  Her books have changed the way we think about the world and have become a part of our popular culture, from groundbreaking literary fiction to works of nonfiction about history, science, and contemporary life. Her client list includes Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt of Freakonomics;  Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of The New York Times; Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of Pachinko;  radio host and author Kurt Andersen;  perennial bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank; Peggy Orenstein,  author of the groundbreaking Girls & Sex; John Berendt, author of the record-breaking bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;  acclaimed writer and director Adriana Trigiani; Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Female Persuasion and The Wife; and generation-defining children’s author Judy Blume.

In connection with the Children’s Aid Society, Suzanne and her husband created a pioneering scholarship to sponsor young women throughout their college educations.  The program has grown to include career counseling and mentoring. She is also the Executive Angel of the Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Sharon Kalb Komarin Memorial Library, which serves patients, families and caregivers in the gynecologic cancer unit. 

Suzanne has been featured in many publications, ranging from the New York Times to Poets & Writers to The Hollywood Reporter. A 1981 graduate of Brown University, she lives with her family in New York City, where she was born and raised.

Hope Goldstein


Hope Goldstein, CPA, is the Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP, a top 50 accounting, tax and advisory firm that serves 20% of New York’s largest charities.

Ms. Goldstein has dedicated her nearly 30-year career to helping nonprofits grow their reputations as financially sound and fiscally responsible organizations. Currently, she leads a team of more than 60 professionals who specialize in the nonprofit industry and focus on ensuring the accuracy and transparency of clients’ accounting records, audit documentation and tax filings.

Ms. Goldstein uses her expertise to support public charities, private foundations, colleges and universities, social services and membership organizations and cultural institutions – both in and out of the office. She has served on the boards of the Brooklyn College Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Musical Theatre Works and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ms. Goldstein helps to lead the Women’s Initiative at Marks Paneth, a group that supports the advancement of female employees and strives to create opportunities for women of the firm to connect, network and advance their professional skills.

Ms. Goldstein earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College.  She is a licensed CPA in the state of New York and an active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Not-for-Profit Accounting Committee and has previously served on the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee, the Advancement of Women Committee and the Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.

A Girl Scout troop member during her childhood, Ms. Goldstein learned to value community involvement from an early age. She remains active in her community and serves as an Executive Committee member on the PTA of her son’s high school, Eleanor Roosevelt HS located in NYC. Her remaining time at home is dedicated to her husband and son, whom she considers her greatest gifts. 

Renee LaRoche-Morris


Renee LaRoche-Morris is the Chief Operating Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management; in this role, Renee oversees Investment Management’s Operations & Technology teams, U.S. Strategic Initiatives team, Chief Administrative Officer, Proxy team, and Enterprise Data Strategy team.   She also manages a wide range of related responsibilities, including information security, IM's global premises strategy and strategic projects.

As former Chief Financial Officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Renee brings the unique perspective of understanding both business and financial drivers that are key to growth and client satisfaction. 

Prior to joining Wealth Management, Renee led Pershing’s Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development functions. Renee joined BNY Mellon in 2003 on Pershing’s Global Client Relationships team where she held a leadership role focused on global strategy and operations. 

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Renee was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where she specialized in strategy and operations for the financial services industry.

Renee began her career at the Chase Manhattan Bank where she completed the Retail Management Development Program and held positions in Database Marketing and Product Management.

Renee is the Co-chair of IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s Multi-cultural Business Resource Group and she sits on the board of Dress for Success Worldwide.

Renee holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Columbia Business School.

Alicia Tillman


Alicia Tillman is the global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP. Alicia is responsible for curating and accelerating the company’s worldwide marketing strategy and furthering its brand recognition. A purpose-driven marketer, she is committed to telling the authentic SAP story, demonstrating how the company’s innovative solutions are powering social, economic, and environmental change through its community of customers.   

Since assuming the role, Alicia has led a factory-reset on the organization’s global messaging strategy. Alicia developed and launched the Best Run Campaign and reinvigorated brand narrative in April 2018. This messaging framework now serves as the bedrock for SAP’s global marketing initiatives. Her efforts have helped elevate SAP’s international recognition, raising the company’s brand ranking four spots across several independent organizations. The company is now ranked the 17th most valuable brand by Brand Z, and 23rd most valuable brand by Forbes. She has also been recognized as a leading CMO, ranked number 29 on Forbes’ Most Influential CMO list in 2018.  

Prior to her role as global CMO, Alicia was the Chief Marketing Officer of SAP Ariba, the world’s largest business to business commerce network. During her tenure, the business achieved double-digit revenue growth for eight consecutive quarters. She also spent 11 years at American Express as the head of Marketing and Business Services after leading Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Media Relations for the Global Business Travel division. 

Jocelyn Chin


Jocelyn Chin is a senior at Staten Island Technical High School. She began her journey as a Girl Scout when she was 5 years old as a Daisy, and joined Brownie Troop 5428, which was led by her mother. Over the years, Girl Scouts has taught Jocelyn the skills of leadership, advocacy and hard work.

Through Girl Scouts and growing up around three cousins with special needs, Jocelyn found her passion in advocating for the special needs community. After working at the nonprofit, Lifestyles for the Disabled, Jocelyn founded a club during her sophomore year of high school to connect high school students and people with disabilities. Every week, participants interact through activities including 3D modeling and TV Movie Production, developing lasting friendships. Through her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Jocelyn is continuing to make an impact by connecting high school students and people with disabilities to teach music by showcasing abilities rather than disabilities.

Jocelyn was a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, Cohort 5, a 15-month program where she created an app about community awareness, participated in workplace visits, and engaged in business and leadership workshops.

Jocelyn excels academically and was invited to become a National Honor Society member and AP Scholar with Honors.

Heavily involved within her high school community, Jocelyn is currently the Student Organization Executive Parliamentarian, President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, and a part of the Student Leadership Team. She is also the Senior Drum Major of her school's marching band where she leads and teaches the 80 person band to compete in competitions. In addition, Jocelyn is Editor-In-Chief of her school’s yearbook, plays the flute in three school bands, and participates in SING, a student run theater production within her school. She also volunteers at the Staten Island Chinese School where she aids teachers and students. In her free time, Jocelyn loves to run long distance and compete in 5k races.

Over the summer, Jocelyn volunteered in the Staten Island Borough Hall tourism department, and discovered a love of coding during an immersive summer program.

Jocelyn plans on pursuing Engineering and Business in college while continuing her advocacy and leadership work.