In 1999, the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (ISCE) was founded to facilitate the conversation between academics and practitioners regarding the implications of complexity thinking for the management of organizations.

In 2015, after ISCE created its Affirmative Consent Division, we realized that the same mobile app principles we began applying to the issues of sexual consent would resonate with the issue of bullying. The-No-App™ and the ISCE Anti-Bullying Division are our attempt to see if this theoretical notion has any truth.

Michael Lissack

Position: Executive Director
Location: Marblehead, MA

Michael is the Executive Director of the Institute, President of the American Society for Cybernetics, ISCE Professor of Meaning in Organizations, Professor of Design and Innovation at Tongji University, Visiting Fellow at Hull University Business School, and an Affiliate Member of the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University.

Rob Wiesenberg

Position: Chief of Technology
Location: White Plains, NY

Rob is the President of Contegra Systems a software firm which works with small, medium and large-tier businesses to develop customized, information publishing products. His passion is discovering how new technologies can solve business challenges. Rob has guided ISCE.edu's technological development since 2012.

Debra DeSousa

Position: Director of Campus Relations
Location: Detroit, MI

Debbie is the CEO of Companies Bellisle, a sales and marketing consulting firm in Chelsea, Michigan. Debbie has been involved and very successful in the software start-up business due to her entrepreneurial attitude and her ability to build long lasting relationships with her customers. As a graduate of Indiana University’s Music School and Case Western Reserves’s Library School, she has remained very active in the music and libraries’ world. A passion of hers is walking in the woods with her two Vizsla dogs.

Renn Brown

Position: Deputy Director of Campus Operations
Location: Marblehead, MA

Renn joined the The-No-App™ team in the fall of 2015. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a degree in Actuarial Mathematics. Renn is a foreign language enthusiast, an avid traveler, and spends his free time assisting programs focused on meaningful social change.

Noah Convicer

Position: Assistant Marketing Coordinator
Location: Amherst, MA

Noah has been involved with the The-No-App™ team since soon after its inception in early 2015. Noah is completing an Economics Major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In his free time, he likes to volunteer with kids, explore in the kitchen, and enjoy sports. When given the chance, Noah is eager to travel as much as possible.

Alicia Juarrero

Position: Advisor
Location: Washington, DC

Alicia is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Prince George’s Community College (MD) and is an Affiliate Scholar in Residence at the Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Juarrero was named the 2002 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Laura Sanderford

Position: Advisor
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Laura Sanderford has been teaching for 33 years. She has written for various newspapers and magazines on the topic of education, presented at a variety of conferences on science and technology, and been involved with all aspects of education.

Jaimie M. Engle

Position: Advisor, Children's Book Author
Location: Melbourne, FL

Jaimie M. Engle is an award-winning children's book author from Melbourne, Florida. Before releasing her anti-bullying fantasy adventure novel, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, awarded a BRAG Medallion in 2015, she ran a body shop, managed a hip-hop band, and danced at the Aloha Bowl. She loves visiting schools and speaking to kids about their part in bullying. When she isn't writing, she's drinking coffee and hanging out with her family. Find out more about Jaimie M. Engle and her novel Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light under Helpful Aids.