Founder & CEO
Jaclyn Wickham (Founder and CEO) is a teacher-turned-technologist and graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP), where she developed the initial concept for AcclimateVR. She is passionate about assistive technology and its power to enable people to achieve their full potential in education and the workplace.
An education technology consultant and professional development specialist, Jaclyn has coached teachers at hundreds of K-12 schools across the nation, helping them integrate technology into their practice. This experience has provided her an intimate view of the challenges teachers and students face on a daily basis.
Jaclyn has presented at numerous EdTech leadership conferences and teaches for Tech Kids Unlimited, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches advanced technology skills/computer science to youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning and emotional challenges.
Chief Design Officer
Gunther Chanange is the Principal Designer for Primal Loop, a Brooklyn-based human-centric product consultancy he founded in 2015. Prior to creating Primal Loop, he served as the UX & Design Director at Fino Consulting.
Chanange has worked with scientists, software engineers, and communication experts to build award-winning products for startups MeeGenius and Voxy, which have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Insider, and Forbes. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught courses in disruptive theory and visual communication, and a User Experience Design Instructor at General Assembly.
Barbara Frontera has a long career in marketing, technology and business—both startups and enterprise. She was attracted to Acclimate's mission because "they have identified a genuine 'problem to be solved' with real world, far reaching impact."
Education Technology Specialist
Mark is the Educational Technology Specialist at a school for students with autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, and complex learning disabilities. He has worked in education and special education for over 15 years as a Kindergarten teacher, intermediate teacher, and now in his current role. Mark is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, social media team lead at NYSCATE, and the co-founder of EdCampAccessNY, an un-conference focused on the use of technology for students who struggle with academics, behaviors, executive functioning, and social skills.
Special Education Advisor
Katilin is an Occupational Therapist at The Manhattan Children's Center, a school which provides scientifically-based world class treatment and education to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ages 3 to 18, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Our Partners & Collaborators
Wildwood School provides a comprehensive educational program for students with autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, and complex learning disabilities to prepare them to be as independent as possible. Wildwood School is a non-profit, private school approved by the New York State Education Department that is certified to educate students ages 5-21 in 21 classrooms from approximately 60 school districts reaching 14 counties.