The people behind GSA

Global Seafood Alliance employees come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, but we all share a love of our waterways, our oceans and our seafood. We believe that proof of responsible performance – from fishing vessels to fish farms – is essential to build consumer trust in seafood.

Our Team

The GSA team is collaborative, dedicated and focused on creating a better future for us and for our planet through responsible seafood practices. Our shared vision is a world that embraces the role of responsible seafood in meeting global nutrition needs.

Global Seafood Alliance team

Mike Kocsis

Mike Kocsis

Chief Executive Officer

Bill Clark

Chief Financial Officer

Belinda Braley

Chief People Officer

Steve Hart

Senior Vice President of Market Development


keiko pasterczyk

Keiko Pasterczyk

Director of Certification Operations
valerie roy

Valerie Roy

Supervisor of Certification Body (CB) Operations
ashley hart

Ashley Hart

Certification Body (CB) Specialist
Stefan Mraz

Stefan Mraz

Operations Project Lead
Noelle Wisneski

Noëlle Wisneski

Certification Specialist

Michelle Foye

Certification Specialist

Ryan Weide

Certification Specialist

Rosalyn Gordon

Certification Specialist

Madeleine Adams

Certification Specialist
Jess Stumper

Jess Stumper

Certification Specialist

Market Development

Molly Jacques

Vice President of Market Development

Chris Keller

Vice President of Market Development

Denise Gurshin

Senior Director of Market Development

Tom Sunderland

Senior Director of Market Development

Iris Wang

Director of Market Development - China

Iain Shone

Director of Market Development - EU

Bill Hoenig

Director of Market Development - Latin America

Tim Hogan

Market Development - North & South America

Steve Disko

Market Development - North America

Mike Berthet

Market Development - UK

Sébastien Metz

Market Development - EU

Anders Holmgren

Market Development - EU

Irene Padovano

Market Development - EU

Jeff Yuan

Country Coordinator - China

Peter Li

Market Development Coordinator - China

Kota Shibai

Market Development Coordinator - Japan

Carlos Ramirez

Country Coordinator - Latin America

Victor Faulkner

Country Coordinator - Latin America

Binh Nguyen

Country Coordinator - Vietnam

Panchu Duraisamy

Country Coordinator - India

Rachaneewan Khamman

Country Coordinator - Thailand

Syamsul Arifin

Country Coordinator - Indonesia

Kent Inglis

Market Development - Australia & New Zealand

Belinda Yaxley

Country Coordinator - Australia & New Zealand


Devan Meserve

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Elise Avallon

Marketing Director

James Wright

Editorial Manager

Justin Grant

Brand Content Manager

Maddie Cassidy

Senior Marketing Specialist

Vicki Mutschler

Marketing & Events Specialist
jim batchelor

Jim Batchelor

Events, Media & Membership Sales Manager

Sherri Clerk

Brand Strategist

Darryl Jory

Editor Emeritus

Dan Wood

Marketing Specialist

Program Integrity

Chris Weeks

Chris Weeks

Vice President of Program Integrity

Amy McGann

Director of Social Responsibility
ken corpron

Ken Corpron

Program Integrity Analyst
david yunker

David Yunker

Manager of Governance, Compliance & Training

David Dietz

Manager of Standards Oversight
allison roderick

Allison Roderick

Program Integrity Specialist III

Taylor Morse

Program Integrity Specialist II
Rebeca Murillo

Rebeca Murillo

Program Integrity Specialist

Kyle Harrison

Governance & Training Specialist
jeff peterson

Jeff Peterson

Program Integrity Advisor
dan lee

Dan Lee

Program Integrity Advisor


Timothy Grotheer

Director of Information Technology
matt hofmann

Matthew Hofmann

Data Analyst

Robin Fletcher

Senior Software Engineer

Dustin Green

Lead Software Engineer
Craig Tamayoshi

Craig Tamayoshi

IT Specialist I

Gina Udy

Mid-Stack Engineer

Isaiah Bolden

Systems Engineer


Belinda Chevalier

Belinda Chevalier


Ruth Phelps

Senior Accountant

Brenna Sanborn

Senior Accountant
stephanie woulfe

Stephanie Woulfe


Brianna Smith-Fisher

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Office Admin

jen kostandin

Jen Kostandin

Executive Assistant

Strategic Advisors

Wally Stevens

Strategic Advisor

George Chamberlain

Strategic Advisor

Bill Herzig

Strategic Advisor

Melanie Siggs

Director of Strategic Engagements

Board of Directors

  • Michael Berto, Walmart
  • Eric Bloom, Eastern Fish Co, Inc
  • Rittirong Boonmechote, Thai Union Group
  • Joe Chekouras, Mazzetta Company
  • George Chamberlain, The Center for Responsible Seafood
  • Marcus Coleman, Seafish
  • Julie Decker, Pacific Seafood Processors Association (PSPA)
  • Hon. Rick Doucet, AGW Consulting LTD
  • Tony Downs, Sysco Corp.
  • Laura Garrido, Pescanova USA
  • Bill Herzig, Sustainable Strategies & Initiatives
  • Robert Jones, The Nature Conservancy
  • Allen Kimball, Allen K Kimball Consulting LLC
  • Mike Kocsis, Global Seafood Alliance
  • Hannah Koski, US Foods
  • Santhana Krishnan, Maritech
  • Hannah Lindoff, SeaShare
  • Arni Mathiesen, Government of Iceland
  • Robins McIntosh, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Co., Ltd
  • Craig Morris, Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers
  • Gorjan Nikolik, Rabobank
  • Ron Patton, Grobest Global Service Inc
  • Terry Stachowiak, Rich Products
  • Wally Stevens, Global Seafood Alliance


What we offer our employees:

  • Company sponsored medical, dental, vision plans
  • Company provided life insurance, as well as short and long-term disability
  • Access to voluntary life insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Casual, open and informal work environment
  • Flexible schedules
  • Free-flowing coffee and tea
  • Onsite fitness center

Open Positions

Certification Specialist

Our recent expansion has created an opportunity to add Certification Specialists to the Operations team.

In this customer-facing role, the Certification Specialist is responsible for stewarding customers through completing the certification and recertification process by providing guidance and administrative support to new and existing facilities worldwide.

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