About Us

JCM Analytics was founded at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic with the mission of helping schools safely reopen. A pioneer in affordable, pooled PCR testing, JCMA administered nearly half a million tests for SARS-CoV-2 and successfully served hundreds of schools, early education and childcare centers, and universities across the United States.

Today, JCMA’s best-in-class technology has been expanded to support end-to-end laboratory operations. The JCMWorks platform now provides comprehensive — yet affordable — Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) capabilities.


Dr. Corey Palermo, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Palermo serves as the Chief Executive Officer of JCMA. He is responsible for overseeing all of JCMA’s operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with JCMA’s strategy and mission. He develops and executes JCMA’s business strategies, manages resources and operations, and assesses business risks and opportunities. Dr. Palermo’s research has been published in leading peer-reviewed education journals such as Contemporary Educational PsychologyJournal of Educational MeasurementJournal of Writing Research, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Dr. Palermo holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from North Carolina State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Kutztown University.

Dr. Palermo concurrently serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer at Measurement Incorporated (MI), where he spearheads the development and execution of MI’s strategic initiatives and leads MI’s Performance Assessment Scoring department.

Mr. Nelson Androes, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Androes serves as the Chief Operating Officer of JCMA. He manages the day to day operations of JCMA’s staff and services. He is responsible for designing, planning, and implementing business strategies that align corporate services with the evolving needs of customers. He provides overall direction and guidance to all departments ensuring high quality results while maintaining JCMA’s mission and vision.

Mr. Androes concurrently serves as the President of Measurement Incorporated (MI). Prior to joining MI in 2004, he worked for IBM as software development manager and software engineer and at NCS (now Pearson) as a software developer. Mr. Androes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University.

Dr. Jon Cohen, Founder and Chief Statistician

Dr. Cohen is Founder and Chief Statistician of JCMA. Previously, Dr. Cohen served as President, AIR Assessment, which grew from a single contract to the premier organization conducting online student testing. In the 15 years Dr. Cohen led the organization, AIR Assessment became known for innovation and reliability, ultimately delivering over 50 million online tests a year at the time of his retirement. Prior to running AIR’s Assessment program, Dr. Cohen founded and directed AIR’s Center for Computer and Statistical Sciences and served as Chief Statistician for the organization. His publications appear in peer-reviewed journals in statistics and educational measurement and he holds patents for computer software. Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Government in 1991.