MEET THE TEAM

Our Vision:

Democratizing Data Science, AI, VR Technologies, and

Learning Science to Transform How We Teach &

Learn in these Present Times.

We are a team of builders, driven by our
values, diversity and our passion to
transform how education is delivered
and consumed.

Leadership Team

Journel Joseph

CEO
Journel Joseph is Intellegi’s CEO. He is responsible for setting the overall direction, culture, vision and strategic priorities for the company. Journel is a data scientist with a passion for VR/AR, WebVR technologies, entrepreneur, polyglot, and author with more than 15 years of research and management experience in healthcare, leadership development and education. He is a visionary, team builder, empathetic and pragmatic leader who draws inspiration from his worldview, multidisciplinary education, immigrant story, background and diverse experiences that contribute to shape his values and how he approaches his work.

Journel has experience designing and implementing software solutions, systems integration, data visualization – and building ML/AI models. He has provided technical, data & analytics solutions to several federal contracting projects, including the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). He has also worked as a researcher at the New England Research Institutes – acquired by HealthCore, Tufts University, The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Journel has contributed to the multiyear study of "Board Diversity Census of Women & Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards" published by Deloitte and the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD). He also served as an analytics advisor for CEOs. Journel is the author of Data & Analytics 4.0: The Future of Work, Privacy and Trust in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Journel is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with a master’s degree in Economics, International Trade and International Affairs. In addition, he has a Master of Public Policy degree from the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning (UEP) at Tufts University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology and Media from the University of Massachusetts. He holds a CAGS in Program Evaluation from Tufts University.

Michael Dutton

President
Michael is the President of Intellegi, Inc. He is a seasoned public relations and public affairs executive with over 30 years of experience providing communications counsel for major technology and telecom corporations. He spent more than 20 years of his career with IBM and AT&T. He led IBM’s Western Area Marketing Communications as competitors in Seattle and Silicon Valley challenged the company.

Michael also directed international employee communications for Otis Elevator Company, where he was appointed worldwide ombudsman to represent the president and CEO in resolving global employee/management issues. He directed public relations for the Native American Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. Michael served as a communications counselor to The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Members of The ELC are current and former Black CEOs, board directors, and senior executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies. Prior to his work with ELC, he was VP of Communications Practice at WMG. He is vice chair of Character.org.

Early in his career Michael worked in television and radio production in Virginia, and in New York as a video camera operator, stage manager, producer and writer/director, including for the Children’s Television Workshop, producers of Sesame Street.

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University in Virginia, and MS degree at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Cheryl Browne, PhD

Senior Vice President,
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Cheryl Browne is the SVP and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Intellegi. Dr. Browne is a research scientist who specializes in Developmental Psychology, including cognitive development, metacognition, social/emotional learning and wellness, program evaluation, and assessment. She has worked as a researcher/evaluator at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, New England Research Institutes, Career Agility, and University of Massachusetts’ Center for Mindfulness, and serves as a consultant for academic researchers. She has been an avid mindfulness practitioner for over twenty years. A fan of puppetry, she has worked with Jim Henson Productions for their International Puppetry Festival at the Public Theater in New York City.

Dr. Browne has a unique ability to translate complex ideas into accessible language for a variety of audiences. She is a problem solver who is also a sought-after counselor in times of crisis, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams across cultural and geographic boundaries.

Dr. Browne earned a BA in Psychology from Yale University and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Statistics and Philosophy. Her doctoral research focused on children’s understanding of causation in the social and physical domains and how people make sense of the world through mental models that are updated as they learn.

Claudison Jean-Francois

VP, Capability Development
& Technology
Claudison Jean-Francois, MBA, is VP of Technology at Intellegi. Claudison has over 20 years of hands-on IT experience in both the software development and life sciences industries implementing new technologies. Claudison brings deep experience leading multiple high-impact projects and IT operations at VistaPrint, American Tower, Celldex Therapeutics, BiogenIdec. An experienced leader in digital transformation and a problem solver leveraging technology as a driver to facilitate innovation in businesses, reduce costs and improve customer relations.

Over the years, Claudison provided enterprise architecture on a number of mission critical projects, including global video conference and hardware operational standards. He has full project management life cycle expertise from project charter to implementation and serves as a trusted adviser between business and technical teams.

Claudison earned an MBA from Bentley University and his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology and an Associate Degree in Computer Science and Networking from Bunker Hill Community College. Claudison also holds various Licenses and Certificates in Information Technology, Project Management, IT Strategy, Security Threat & Risk Assessment.

Janelle Johnson, PhD.

VP, Equitable Learning
& Professional Development
Dr. Janelle M. Johnson is the VP of Equitable Learning and Professional Development at Intellegi. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of STEM Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver and co-editor of STEM21: Equity in Teaching and Learning to Meet Global Challenges of Standards, Engagement, and Transformation (2018). Her primary areas of focus involve addressing disparities and improving learning outcomes for participants in both formal and informal STEM settings. Dr. Johnson works with teachers, administrators, families, and organizations of local, national, and international scope. Dr Johnson is a leading consultant for the Increasing Marginalized Girls Access to STEM initiative of the National Girls Collaborative in partnership with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, the White House Domestic Policy Council and Council on Women and Girls, and the U.S. Department of Education. She taught Math and Science to multilingual students in Guatemala and in Arizona.

Dr. Johnson is a leading consultant for the Increasing Marginalized Girls Access to STEM initiative of the National Girls Collaborative in partnership with the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, the White House Domestic Policy Council and Council on Women and Girls, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Her Master’s and PhD are from the department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona.

Esther Celestin-Wang

Director,
Customer Success
For nearly a decade, Esther Celestin served as an enthusiastic classroom teacher. She spent 3 years teaching various levels in China from high school seniors to government officials before repatriating to the US to continue teaching middle school students in Texas and Georgia. She specializes in teaching language skills, communication and writing. As a teacher, Esther's main objective was to see growth in comprehension for her students whether it be in classroom content or every day life issues that her students would eventually grow up to encounter as world citizens. She strongly believes in the constant evolution of innovation in the classroom. Esther served as a Unit Supply Specialist at the Florida Army National Guard. Esther is the Director of Customer Success at Intellegi.

Esther graduated from Wesleyan College with bachelor’s degree in Communication, and MAEd in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. She holds various teaching Licenses and Certifications, including from the Georgia Department of Education and Texas Education Agency. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management. Esther is fluent in English (native language), Creole as well as conversational in Spanish and Mandarin.

Joseph Schneiderwind

Director,
Inclusive Technology & Design
Joseph Schneiderwind is the Director, Inclusive Technology & Design at Intellegi. He graduated with a BS in Engineering Physics and a MS in Computational and Applied Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines. He achieved PhD candidacy in Acoustics at Pennsylvania State University in work encompassing architectural acoustics, biomedical ultrasound, noise and vibration control, transducer design, underwater acoustics, signal processing, aeroacoustics, structural vibration, and speech and communication.

Joe was a Department of Defense Graduate Research Fellow from 2014 to 2016. After leaving the PhD program due to further progression of his multiple sclerosis, Joe decided to follow his passion to teach by seeking licensure to teach secondary mathematics at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Joe’s reflection on his own educational experiences led him to begin researching the underrepresentation of students with disabilities in STEM fields.

Joe now has multiple publications and conference presentations on this issue and is passionate about continuing to raise awareness of the importance of inclusion for people with disabilities. His work at Intellegi focuses primarily on equitable technology design and teaching Math and Physics.

Delivery

Transforming how education is delivered through an all-in-one adaptive and immersive learning ecosystem.

Student Avatars in VR

Consumption

Intellegi uses VR technologies, machine learning algorithms and analytics to facilitate and track learner’s engagement, motivation and progress throughout the learning experience to improve outcomes. Go to class using your phone, tablet, VR headset, or just a computer.

Our Leadership Principles

  1. Customer/User obsession
  2. Invent, adapt and simplify
  3. Agility: improving continuously
  4. Experiment without fear of failure
  5. Be yourself and speak up
  6. Establish trust: disagree & commit
  7. Have fun

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