who we are

Jonah HeadshotJonah Silas Sheridan

Principal Consultant

Email: jonah@iecology.org
PGP key: 0x768FE173254115B2

Jonah Silas Sheridan is a nonprofit technologist with over 20 years of experience in IT planning, management, implementation, security and support for a range of nonprofit organizations, businesses and foundations including the Rainforest Action Network, the Center for Media Justice, Forward Together, and Coaching Corps. In addition Jonah was the founding IT Manager for the Global Fund for Women where he was responsible for the infrastructure, training and support for over 50 globally mobile staff members.

He brings his technical skills, practical experience, and holistic wisdom to Information Ecology, LLC, a permaculture-inspired consultancy that builds technology capacity in progressive organizations. In his free time Jonah practices the radical act of growing and fermenting nourishing food for his family.

headshot_3Lisa Jervis

Principal Consultant

Email: lisa@iecology.org
PGP Key ID: 0x3C2BACE5E10F3C7A

Lisa Jervis (she/her or they/them) has been building organizational infrastructure in social justice nonprofits for going on 25 years. Though the bulk of her work is now in technology and technology management, her approach is always about how to solve operational problems in a way that centers people’s ease and organizations’ overall health. Her consulting practice is rooted in and inspired by user-centered design methods, facilitative leadership, the community organizing principle that those who are the most affected by a system are the ones who should have the most say over it, and the vision of her clients, and the wisdom of radical operations people everywhere.

She has a masters degree in Information Management and Systems from the School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley and a certificate in permaculture design from the Urban Permaculture Institute. She has been (among other things) the Finance and Operations Director  and a board member at the Center for Media Justice (now MediaJustice), the founding Editor and Publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board chair of Women in Media and News, a member of the advisory board of outLoud Radio, and an active leader in technology strategy and implementation at the East Bay Meditation Center, and a basebuilder with her local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

She lives in Oakland, California, with her partner, stepson, and three very opinionated cats.

In addition to the principals listed here, Information Ecology is honored to collaborate with many other consultants who are aligned with the  principles of our organization.