Our Team


CEO & Lead Model/Software Developer

Richard drives Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.’s mission to leverage cutting-edge technology across disciplines to make the world a safer place during pandemics, while also being its primary conceptual architect. He brings his steadfast commitment, vision, leadership, creativity, high standards, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and a plethora of relevant skills and experience to Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc., including small business and not-for-profit corporate management, software development, various numerical modeling (including probabilistic projection and geometrical modeling), fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, artificial intelligence, including quantum machine learning and combinatorial optimization.

Originally and currently from New York, Richard was a top student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he graduated a semester early with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a Minor in Economics. He went on to get his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, where he also took classes in several other departments. His term project for one of those, an Industrial Engineering & Operations Research graduate class, lead to a startup.

One of Richard’s most important drivers is the desire to help humankind and to make a positive difference in the world.


Secretary, Data Curator & Model Developer

Pablo Paiewonsky is a welcome recent addition to Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.’s board of directors.

Dr. Paiewonsky has done interdisciplinary research spanning paleoenvironmental science, climate dynamics, plant functioning, ecology, and the modeling of the latter three. He also has many months of work experience as a STEM tutor and professor. He holds two Bachelors degrees (Meteorology and Mathematics), a Masters degree in Geography (University of Maryland at College Park), and a PhD in Atmospheric Science (State University of New York at Albany).

Pablo believes strongly in reforming the relationship of science and health experts with the general public to be one that is less “top-down” mandating by experts from their positions of traditional authority into one in which experts are receptive, transparent, engaging, and empowering as public servants. He brings strong analytical skills and a scientifically-rigorous approach to Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.


Chief Financial Officer

Jim is a founding member of the Albany Vegan Network, and served as its Vice President, Treasurer and a Board member for 10 years. He is a ten-year military veteran, having served six years in the Marine Corps and four years in the Army. He graduated from Utica Collage of Syracuse University with a BS in Accounting. He has been an Employee of the New York State Taxation and Finance for the last 23 years.



Rob brings a varied background in business, education, and advocacy to Quantum Risk Analytics, Inc.

Rob transferred his project management skills from the manufacturing arena to secondary education, developing innovative high school STEM programs to make science, engineering, and programing skills accessible to a broader scope of students. He also worked on the administrative side of secondary education, managing the transition from paper and mainframe-based Student Management Systems (SMS) to digital, PC- & web-based products. Rob also drove the adoption of digital Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Web 2.0 learning tools into classrooms. Along the way he developed expertise in managing and conducting training for the teachers and administrators who had to implement the new systems and tools.

Rob’s current focus is on advocacy for people with disabilities in higher education. Rob’s son is currently a senior at a highly competitive university. In addition to the usual interactions with various academic and administrative departments at the college, Rob helps his son manage the often conflicting regulations and requirements of over ten federal and state departments and programs that are involved with his care and support as a person with a disability.

Rob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri School of Science and Technology, and an MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Advisory Board

Maynard S. Clark

Maynard retired in 2019 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he worked in multiple administrative positions over 12 years.

Gul Agha, PhD.

Gul is the Co-Founder and CEO at Embedor Technologies as well as Professor Emeritus & Research Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.