Board of Directors
The Pro-Truth Pledge is a project of Intentional Insights, a volunteer-run educational nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to promoting science-based truth-seeking, rational thinking, and wise decision-making. The Pro-Truth Pledge project is led by the volunteer Board of Directors of Intentional Insights with input and consultation of the Advisory Board.
Gleb Tsipursky, PhD
Co-Founder, Pro-Truth Pledge
Co-Founder and Board President, Intentional Insights
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, where he empowers leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters through consulting, coaching, and speaking. Gleb serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, and co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge. A behavioral science expert with over 15 years in academia, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University, Gleb authored the best-selling book The Truth-Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide, and over 400 articles in venues like Time, Scientific American, Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, NPR, CBS News, Psychology Today, The Conversation, and CNBC.
Agnes Vishnevkin, MBA
Co-Founder, Pro-Truth Pledge
Co-Founder and Board Vice President, Intentional Insights
Agnes and her husband, Gleb Tsipursky, launched Intentional Insights in 2014 as a resource for people who want to learn science-based strategies to improve their lives and communities. Agnes holds an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Brandeis University and has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including operations, fundraising, grantmaking, strategic planning, and social enterprise.
Treasurer, Intentional Insights
Steve maintains financial records as the organization’s Treasurer and Ex Officio member of the Board of Directors. He is happy to contribute to rational thinking, especially in the political arena. Steve has degrees in accounting and statistics and works in the insurance industry, where failing to think rationally can have serious financial consequences.
Felicia Winfree Cravens
Felicia Winfree Cravens promotes truth via her Unfakery Facebook page, which she started in 2017 in order to help conservatives learn better how to avoid fakery that was targeted at them. As a twenty-year veteran of Texas Republican politics and conservative activism, she feels her credentials might help reach people on the right where other sources might be dismissed.
She founded the Houston Tea Party Society in 2009, and spent much of her time developing training resources, helping people new to politics become involved and effective. Her frequent media appearances gave her a crash course in messaging and media relations as well. A political blogger for over ten years on various platforms, she has focused chiefly on conservative messaging and media accountability. Felicia is also a seventh-generation Texan, and mentions it to the point of being obnoxious.
Professor Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist at the University of Bristol in the UK. His research examines people’s memory, decision making, and knowledge structures, with a particular emphasis on how people update information in memory. His most recent research interests examine the potential conflict between human cognition and the physics of the global climate, which has led him into research in climate science and climate modeling.
He has published more than 200 scholarly articles, chapters, and books, including numerous papers on how people respond to corrections of misinformation and what variables determine people’s acceptance of scientific findings. Professor Lewandowsky has contributed around 50 opinion pieces to the global media on issues related to climate change “skepticism” and the coverage of science in the media.
Michael Tyler is an experienced executive, adviser, and board member. He has over 35 years of experience in transactional and technology business, including network industries and financial services in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. He helped lead major infrastructure projects, including worldwide HBO television distribution by satellite and the Southern Cross undersea cable network, and secure over $12 billion of structured finance for a variety of cellular, electric power, and transportation projects. Michael has volunteered his time to international relations, housing for vulnerable individuals, and progressive politics.
Lorenzo T. Neal
Lorenzo T. Neal is the senior pastor of the New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jackson, MS. In ministry for over 25 years, he is an author and host of Zera Today with Pastor Lorenzo Neal radio show. He is a member of a number of fraternal, political, and social organizations. Visit his website at www.lorenzotneal.com