Jacqueline E. Brevard, Esq., Chairman

Jacqueline E. Brevard has more than 15 years experience as a global ethics and compliance professional.  In May 1995, Ms. Brevard was named as Merck & Co., Inc.’s first Chief Ethics Officer and established both Merck’s Ethics and Ombudsman Programs — corporate functions created to support and foster Merck’s commitment to high standards of business ethics globally.  From 2004-2009, as Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Ms. Brevard led Merck in the consolidation of the two programs, creating in its place Merck’s current Global Ethics Program. As a result of Ms. Brevard’s leadership, the Global Ethics Program at Merck serves as the benchmark by which other companies in the pharmaceutical industry and beyond have since followed in establishing their own ethics and compliance programs.

Currently Ms. Brevard serves as Program Director for The Conference Board where she provides leadership, guidance and intellectual direction to the Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics.  She also serves as Emeritus Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), where she served as a Director for over 6 years and previously chaired its External Relations and Government Affairs Committees.

Ms. Brevard is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University as well as a member of the faculty of the Advanced Practitioner in Ethics and Compliance Certification course co-sponsored by New York University and the ECOA Foundation.  She is a published author and frequent speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities including the ECOA conferences, Compliance Week, the Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, the Corporate Executive Board’s CELC, Rutgers University, New York University, Georgetown University and Columbia University.

Ms. Brevard received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an L.L.M. in International Law from New York University School of Law.

Lori Tansey Martens, Founder and President

Lori Tansey Martens is a leading authority on international business ethics and has been recognized as a contemporary American opinion leader. Active in the field of business ethics for over 20 years, Ms. Tansey Martens frequently travels the world over speaking on matters of business ethics and has been quoted in publications including the New York Times, Guardian, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, and Business Ethics Magazine. She has also appeared on such news broadcasts as CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, the Nightly Business Report, and CNN Financial News. She has conducted ethics training programs throughout the world, including Africa, the Asia Pacific, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin and North America.

As founder and chief executive officer of the International Business Ethics Institute, Ms. Tansey Martens is responsible for overall management of the organization. Her primary responsibilities include managing and directing the Institute’s research and educational activities designed to promote responsible international business practices. Additionally, she advises corporate CEOs and Ethics and Compliance Officers on policies and management systems to promote improved ethical standards, and oversees organizational assessments and senior level ethics education and training.

Previously, Ms. Tansey Martens served as Director of Advisory Services and Executive Director at the Ethics Resource Center. While at the Ethics Resource Center, Ms. Tansey Martens conceived of and launched the first National Business Ethics Survey which has since become the leading benchmark survey in the field of ethics today.
Ms. Tansey Martens began her professional career in Procter & Gamble’s highly regarded brand management organization. While at Procter & Gamble, she supervised product lines totaling over U.S. $100 million, developed one of the highest scoring new product concepts in the company’s history, and participated in the development of an award-winning national advertising campaign. She led interdisciplinary teams composed of Research and Development, Finance, Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing.

Ms. Tansey Martens graduated cum laude in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Duke University. She is a graduate of the European Community Law Program at King’s College, London, England.

Debra Perrish, Esq., Secretary

Debra Parrish is currently President and Managing Partner of Parrish Law Offices, LLC.  Ms. Parrish specializes in compliance and investigations in science and health care law, including scientific misconduct and research regulations.

Ms. Parrish is a frequent speaker at national and regional meetings on research and integrity issues.  She has published numerous articles on a variety of topics including intellectual property, research ethics and medical ethics.  Among the scientific and legal journals Ms. Parrish has been published in are the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Science and Engineering Ethics, Journal of College and University Law, Ethikos and Corporate Conduct Quarterly and The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Ms. Parrish is also Executive Director of the National Center for In Vitro Diagnostic Technologies, where she provides member companies with assistance with business development and legal matters, including strategic planning, reimbursement issues and funding, and a former Program Director and Board Member of Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation, a non-profit, economic development support and research organization.

Ms. Parrish received a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and holds a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering from Duke University.

Professor Bruce Barry, Director

Bruce Barry is currently a Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management and Sociology at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.  Prof. Barry is the author of numerous books and articles in the areas of social issues in management, including workplace rights, ethics and public policy, and the psychology of interpersonal and group behavior in organizations.  He is currently the editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, associate editor of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and a member of the editorial boards of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Work and Occupations.

Prof. Barry is past president of the International Association for Conflict Management, and former chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management.  He is also past president and current member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Prof. Barry joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1991 and was Director of the Owen School’s Ph.D. Program in Management from 1998-2004.  He has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University, and is a visiting professor at the Melbourne Business School and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Prof. Barry received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.A. in communication from University of Virginia.

Daniel Karslake, Director

Daniel Karslake is an award-winning director and producer, whose highly acclaimed work deals with social justice issues, both domestically and internationally.  His current project, Every Three Seconds, examines compelling solutions to extreme poverty and hunger around the globe.  It challenges viewers to question why, when we have all the solutions we need, we are not acting more rigorously to end poverty and hunger.

Mr. Karslake began work on Every Three Seconds in the fall of 2008 as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.  His work at the university was sponsored by the Haas Center for Public Service.

Mr. Karslake also directed and produced For the Bible Tells Me So, a documentary film examining the relationship between Biblical scripture, sexual identity and the modern teachings and practices of the Christian church.  For the Bible Tells Me So was short-listed for a 2008 Academy Award and was recently named by Entertainment Weekly as one of five films that has changed the world.  Additionally it was a nominee for Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival as well as the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Prior to his documentary film work, Mr. Karslake was a producer of the newsmagazine, In the Life, which aired on PBS in over 120 markets across the nation. In recognition of his work, Mr. Karslake received an Emmy nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Karslake is the founding president of DK Works, a New York-based production company dedicated to creating high quality, thought-provoking theater, television and film.  He received his B.A. in public policy from Duke University where he now teaches documentary filmmaking.