Alan Friedman, MA CEO

Alan Friedman is the Founder and CEO of J3Personica, a research based organization redefining personality for healthcare. He is an advisor to leaders at every level of clinical, education and healthcare systems. Alan is known as a results oriented advisor with the unique ability to work across cultural, geographic and technical boundaries.

Alan holds a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology with a distinction in Change Leadership from Columbia University in New York, a certificate in Management Practices from New York University, a certificate in Finance from McGill University and a degree in Consumer Affairs from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Most recently he completed the “Launching New Ventures” program at Harvard Business School.

His professional credentials include completing the Columbia Business School Coaching Intensive Certification Program (CCCP), certifications to administer the Hogan Assessment Suite, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Learning Versatility Index (LVI), the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Benchmarks 360 Instrument, AON Adept 15 and Change Leadership Behavior Inventory (CLBI).

Alan’s contributions have been published by numerous peer reviewed journals including, Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Surgical Education and the American Journal of Medical Quality. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association, a member of the American Society for Human Resources in Healthcare, a member of The Academy of Management, a member of The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, an associate member of the Metro NY Association of Applied Psychologists, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Association for Test Publishers. 

Prior roles include leadership positions at American Greetings, Abbott Laboratories, CR Bard, Neurometrix, and Johnson and Johnson. Additionally, he has international experience working in Abu Dhabi, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Canada.





Jake-9001 square retouchedJena Jake, MA NCC Executive Vice President

Jena Jake is Executive Vice President of J3Personica and is responsible for strategy and operations. She has more than 18 years of executive level experience. Prior to joining J3P she owned an advisory firm that represented public speakers, trainers and consultants serving the automotive, retail, manufacturing and healthcare industries.

She is the creator of Buffers and Breakthroughs, a daily practice program for caregivers of people with chronic conditions, including developmental disabilities. Her interests include group dynamics, mentoring, high performing teams, executive coaching and individual development.

Jena is bilingual Spanish/English, holds a post master’s Certificate in Professional Counseling and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Monmouth University.

Her professional credentials include being a Licensed Associate Counselor in the State of New Jersey and a certified administrator of the Hogan Assessment Suite.

Jena is an associate member of the American Psychological Association, a member of The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a member of The New Jersey Counseling Association.


Kate-1996 squareKate Roloff, PhD, Senior Research Fellow

Kate Roloff, PhD, is the Senior Research Fellow at J3Personica and Assistant Professor of Management at H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.

Kate has extensive experience in designing and executing research methodologies ranging from small-scale labs experiments to cross-sectional longitudinal designs. Her scholarly interests include learning in organizations, especially at the individual and team levels, leadership, and organizational justice.

Kate has a PhD in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She received her B.A. in psychology and administrative science from Colby College and an M.A. in psychology from Boston University. She has been published in the Academy of Management Annals and Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as in the medical journals Cancer and American Journal of Health Behavior, in addition to many book chapters on team learning, negotiations, and positive organizational scholarship.

Prior to her academic career, Kate worked in academic medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Boston University Medical School on topics such as the psychosocial breast cancer research, behavioral women’s health, and gender differences in cardiac chest pain. In addition, she worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School where she wrote teaching cases for MBA and EMBA classrooms on the Minnesota Children’s Hospital and the Veteran’s Health Administration, among others, and performed research on team and organizational learning as well as a longitudinal study of the careers of the Harvard Business School class of 1996.



IMG_1847Michele Rigolizzo, M.Ed., Chief Learning Strategist

Michele Rigolizzo is the Chief Learning Strategist at J3Personica. She studies individual learning in organizational settings at Harvard Business School. Michele’s studies on ‘learning to learn’ from work serve a larger research agenda to improve the working life of adults through leveraging and enhancing the joy of learning through work. By examining the behaviors employees engage is as they are in the act of learning, she hopes to shed light on key barriers to those behaviors and ways organizations can foster the situational conditions that make learning an integrated part of everyday work. She has a Master’s Degree of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a Fellow at the Learning Innovations Laboratory contributing to the conceptual development of the topics and themes explored by the LILA community. Michele has developed a Learning As Behaviors (LABS) model of expertise development along with a novel behavioral measure of learning to examine the self-directed behaviors that employees can engage in to learn through the course of doing challenging work.

Angelo-1881 squareAngelo Scanelli, Operations Specialist

Angelo assists J3Personica with clerical assignments and projects as well as, filing and data entry. He is an invaluable member of the team. When Angelo is not working at J3P, he is a student at the Douglass School, a NJDOE approved elementary and secondary school program operated under the auspices of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He enjoys coloring, arts and crafts and watching videos. He keeps active by going bowling, swimming, horse back riding and skiing. He also likes to cook, dine at restaurants, go to the movies, dance and spend time with family and friends.

Andrea Zeltser, Director of Operations

Andrea Zeltser is the Director of Operations at J3Personica where she oversees administration and operations.  She spent 13 years at McKinsey & Company in practice management, knowledge services and most recently as a manager in the partner personnel group.  Andrea brings expertise in process and operations management to the team as well as a deep experience in data analysis, information management and assessment.  She earned a BS from the University of Cincinnati in Marketing and Management.




2016-05-17 15.11.20 HDRCody Hatcher, Research Associate

Cody Hatcher is a research associate with J3Personica. His research interests are in creativity, assessment, and learning. Cody is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut. He has been published in the Journal of Creative Behavior and collaborated on several projects related to psychoeducational assessment.

Prior to entering graduate school, Cody worked as a teacher of English at Himi Senior High School in Toyama, Japan. While in Japan he helped plan and assess the English language curriculum and presented at several teacher development seminars focused on teacher preparation and classroom instruction.



Keaton Fletcher, M.A., Senior Research Associate

Keaton Fletcher, M.A., is a senior research associate with J3Personica. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Florida, in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He received his B.S. in Neuroscience and B.A. in Psychology from Washington and Lee University. His research focuses primarily on leadership processes, outcomes, and development within the context of teams. Keaton approaches leadership research from multiple lenses (human factors, occupational health, organizational behavior) in order to understand the phenomenon in an holistic manner. As such, he is comfortable with a wide range of research methodologies and analysis techniques. He has also developed and delivered undergraduate courses on topics ranging from statistics to the psychology of leadership.


Hope Rose, Senior Project Manager

Hope Rose is a Senior Project Manager at J3Personica. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in General Research Psychology at New York University.  


Leen Nicole Masri,  Research Consultant

Leen Nicole Masri is a Research Consultant at J3Personica. She is a graduate student at Columbia University pursuing her Master’s degree in Social-Organizational Psychology. She is a member of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP).Prior to beginning her studies at TC, she worked as a Research Assistant in the field of Organizational Psychology where she conducted data analysis on job market data and employee engagement in the Middle Eastern and Northern Africa region. Leen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut. She is trilingual; she speaks fluent Arabic, French and English.She is mostly interested in Executive Coaching and Training, and Organizational Change and Leadership.