Team

Inveneo is on a mission to bring the tools of information and communications technology to those who need it most. We’re fortunate to have a dedicated team of professionals who bring skills, experience, and perspectives from across the technology spectrum and from around the world. If you’d like to join us, see if we’re hiring.

Michelet Guerrier, Project Manager, Haiti
Michelet is Inveneo’s Project Manager in Haiti where he manages the Intel Foundation Digital Literacy for Haiti Rebuilding Program alongside other Inveneo projects throughout the country. Raised in Port-au-Prince, Michelet trained at ENS, the teacher training school of the Haitian State University. He has worked in the field of teaching for almost nine years now in different schools in the capital and out of the capital. Michelet also attended Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS). He is a music and fine arts lover and creator. Michelet is really interested in learning and exploring new fields of knowledge and always tries to find out how new ideas can be applied in learning and teaching to encourage student-centeredness. Working with Inveneo on education programs in Haiti is a way for him to help thousands of Haitian teachers learn about ICT and find ways to implement it in their teaching to facilitate acquisition of 21st century skills in their students for the benefit of all.

Ian Knox, Project Coordinator, Inveneo and Manager, mission*social
Ian wears many hats for team Inveneo, moving between projects from operations to finance. The remainder of his time is spent overseeing the 12,000 sq. ft. office in which Inveneo hosts over a dozen social enterprises and nonprofit organizations. Following a stint in the legal department at Lucasfilm, Ian took to traveling and landed in Buenos Aires in 2007 as the Web Content Manager for a Dutch-owned, international travel conglomerate, where he honed his skills, both in person and remotely, with an international cadre of employees and clients. Previously, Ian was a primarily contributor to The Ten-Minute Activist, a book on political, social and environmental activism, the thrust of which serendipitously fell squarely in line with Inveneo’s mission. Ian graduated with an Honors degree in Humanities/Cinema from the University of Illinois. In his time outside the office, he works as a musician, filmmaker, and freelance writer. In 2005 he was voted Most Valuable Player of the San Francisco Mission Baseball League.

Jana Melpolder, Media Manager
Jana works as Inveneo’s Media Manager, organizing the team’s ever-increasing and dynamic online presence. She previously volunteered with UNICEF USA, where she provided editorial direction to its web team and created its online newsletter for the northwest region of the United States. She is passionate about bringing human rights issues to the forefront through media and technology in the developing world, and has reported on development programs from several countries including Bolivia, Ghana, Thailand and India. Her writing has been published on World Vision and Beliefnet. Jana’s educational background includes a B.A. in Anthropology from West Virginia University and a Master of International Development from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jossie Orense, Finance Manager
Jossie joined Inveneo in June 2012 as Finance Manager responsible for general accounting functions, financial reporting, grants management and compliance training. Previously, she was with Tetra Tech DPK for nine years where she managed revenue accounting for international USAID Rule of Law and Democracy/Governance contracts and was the Oracle lead technical liaison for the accounting conversion from Quickbooks. In previous careers, Jossie worked as a human resources generalist, network administrator, programmer, and business analyst with financial institutions such as Wells Fargo Bank and Morgan Stanley. Jossie is currently completing her BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management at Notre Dame de Namur University. A native San Franciscan, Jossie enjoys free time with her family and volunteering in serving the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in San Francisco.

Sam Perales, Senior Field Engineer
As a member of the engineering team, Samuel implements technology solutions in diverse and challenging environments. This includes implementing long-range wireless internet solutions to installing and sustaining solar powered computer centers sites to teaching train the trainer programs to in-country partners. Sam first met the Inveneo Team while working in Haiti supporting the IT needs of a local hospital in Port au Prince. Originally from Madrid Spain, Samuel moved to Florida when he was 8 years old. After finishing a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and acquiring a variety of technical certifications, Samuel wanted to use technology for development purposes. Samuel co-founded Communication Integration, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global access to technology and education in order to encourage social progress, economic development, and quality of life. While volunteering with CI, Samuel also pursued a variety of IT server/network management consulting contracts with a variety of companies including JPMorgan Chase, Norwegian Cruise Lines and HP/EDS. Sam also worked as a technician for Breakfree Wireless, a telecommunications company dedicated to proving broadband wireless internet connectivity and other data services. He enjoys a plethora of activities, including snowboarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, cooking, hiking and camping.