VectorAnalytica, Inc. is a small, minority-owned software development firm headquartered in Washington, DC., that specializes in integrating data collection, analytics and reporting to provide local decision makers with the intelligence they need to translate information to action.


Alicia Juarrero
Co-Founder and President

The author of Dynamics in Action (MIT Press, 1999) and co-editor of Reframing Complexity (ISCE 2007) and Emergence, Self-Organization and Complexity (ISCE 2008), Alicia specializes in complexity theory and its applications to biology. In 2002 she was named U.S. Professor of the Year by the CASE/Carnegie Foundation. Before that, upon confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Alicia served as Chair of the Committee on States Programs of the National Humanities Council, overseeing a $32 million program.

Eloy Ortiz
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ortiz led the VectorAnalytica team that was invited to the White House (Washington, D.C. 2015) to present its dengue forecasting model to the Science and Technology’s Interagency Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Working Group. Formerly Professor of Physics, Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation, Eloy specializes in the design of web-based health surveillance systems that integrate various data sources to support evidence-based decisions and action. His current work focuses on the development and implementation of mathematical models in epidemiology.

Ramon Barquin
Chief Strategist and Technology Officer

Formerly with IBM in both technical and corporate management positions, he also served as President of the Washington Consulting Group, where he had direct oversight for the performance of major consulting contracts for the U.S. Federal Government. The author/editor of 6 books and over 200 technical and management publications, Ramon is currently President of Barquin International, a Washington, DC-based IT consulting group.

Kelley Willits
Chief Financial Officer

Kelley brings over 25 years of experience in a wide range of leadership, management and advisory positions. At both VectorAnalytica and Barquin International where she serves as Vice President of Finance and Administration, Kelley provides oversight of the accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of all financial reporting structures.

Luis M. Santiago
Public Health Consultant

With a PhD in Biostatistics (ABD) from Case Western Reserve, Manuel, as he likes to be called, designed, evaluated and analyzed all statistical methodology for epidemiological, molecular, serology and entomologic activities for the CDC Dengue branch. The author of numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, Manuel has served as adviser to the Pan American Health Organization, The American Red Cross, US Army, during medical missions and humanitarian emergencies.  As an US Army commissioned Officer he was the recipient of military honors including the Army Commendation Medal and The Humanitarian Service Medal, among others. In 2010 Manuel was recognized with CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases Award of Excellence.

Advisory BOARD

Daniel R. Brooks

Daniel R. Brooks. PhD, FRSC, Senior research fellow at the H. W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska State Museum, is co-author of the critically acclaimed Evolution as Entropy: Toward a Unified Theory of Biology (Wiley, 1988). Also Professor Emeritus of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, Dan was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2004.

Aileen Chang

Aileen Chang. MD, MSPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, D.C.  As a Doris Duke International Fellow she trained in the clinical and public health management of dengue fever in Nicaragua.  Aileen is also the Chief Operating Officer of the Dengue Relief Foundation.


Steve Guerin

Stephen Guerin, PhD. Is currently President of the Redfish Group, a R&D consultancy based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that specializes in developing applications of complex adaptive systems to economic systems and business cycles. His work centers on visualization, modeling, and the design of self-organizing systems.


Guillermo Gutierrez

Guillermo Gutierrez, MD, PhD is Professor and Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His clinical interests include treatment of COPD, and asthma, mechanical ventilation, and exercise and high altitude physiology.


Justin Stoler

Justin Stoler, PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Miami, Florida, where he applies spatial modeling techniques to integrate data, GIS layers of municipal infrastructure, and remote sensing data. Justin has worked in Accra, Ghana, for several years exploring links between neighborhoods, the environment, and infectious diseases.

Michael Telson

Michael Telson, PhD, is currently Vice President for Energy programs at General Atomics of San Diego, CA. in its DC office. Before that, he was Director of National Laboratory Affairs, and science advisor, for the University of California in its Washington Office of Federal Governmental Relations.


technical team

Ernesto Ortiz

Director of Programming

Lead programmer of the VectorAnalytica projects, Ernesto is best known for his skills in integrating software engineering, database design, and data science management. His areas of expertise include JAVA, C++, Javascript, PHP, Drupal and other frameworks as well as extensive experience with professional stats and maths packages, multiple operating systems, and network management.

Jorge Rivero

Associate Research

Specializing in mathematical models for time series forecasting and dynamic modeling, research design and statistical optimization, with a particular focus on the health sector, Jorge develops and implements algorithms in R, C++ and Python. His current focus is creating general forecasting models as well as simulations and models of epidemics.


Manuel Medina

Webmaster / Sales Europe

Having completed a degree in Information Management, Manuel is  now working on his Master’s in Digital Business Marketing, with a concentration in sales strategy and marketing. In his spare time Manuel enjoys enjoys helping out as VectorAnalytica’s webmaster.



Humberto Brito

Associate Research

With experience in statistical methods and multivariate analysis, and especially skilled in the mathematical modeling of epidemics, statistical design, hypothesis testing, and optimization, Humberto has authored several publications on mathematical models in epidemiological and the development of biomaterials applications.