We are committed to raise the United States Science & Engineer talent by starting from middle school and rapidly improving the students’ level of achievement in science and mathematics to out-perform global competition.
We assembled a stellar team:
President/Chief Executive Officer
Dave is the co-founder and CEO of the newly formed See The Change USA Foundation. An educational and charitable non-profit organization, this foundation is chartered to set a clear course for the United States to regain its competitive status in the production of engineers and other science-related disciplines on the international stage.
Prior to his involvement with See The Change USA, Dave spent ten years at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce from 2002 – 2012 were he performed in a variety of leadership capacities culminating in his selection as President & CEO for his final five years in the organization.
A retired Air Force Officer, Dave was exposed to a variety of post Air Force opportunities in the worlds of environmental mitigation with ABB, Inc., with USAA as the executive assistant to the President of their Property and Casualty Company, and as President of SEI Technologies, a privately owned firm headquartered in Harrisonburg, VA.
During Dave’s nearly 28 years on active duty he performed in the career fields of aircraft maintenance, technical training and base support. Dave was afforded two opportunities to command at the wing level. One as the training wing commander at Keesler AFB, MS and the other as the first Air Base Wing Commander at the United States Air Force Academy.
Dave is an in-resident graduate of Naval Command and Staff College and the Air War College. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Dave is married to his bride of 43 years, Margo, and they have one daughter, Stephanie, and two delightful grandchildren, Maggie and Dylan who make their home in Sherborn, MA.
Anatoliy is the Chief Academic Advisor of See The Change USA Foundation. He has received 12 awards throughout his work with Physics and Education and has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific research-based papers.
Anatoliy is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) where he teaches advanced Physics classes, directs the Center for Advanced Materials and Optical Technologies, and leads the broad range of fundamental and applied research in biophysics and soft condensed matter.
Dr. Glushchenko has extensive collaboration with many university research labs, government labs, and industries. His work is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, DARPA, Navy, Air Force Research Lab, NATO, and Research Corporation. His applied research, materials and devices development are sponsored by small businesses and large corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, Kidde, LG-Phillips and others.
Besides his extensive research practice Dr. Glushchenko has a wide range of teaching experiences, from high school to undergraduates and to graduates and in a very diverse international environment – Europe, Asia, and in the United States. Having two PhDs, one in Physics/Math and the other in K-12 Education, gives Dr. Glushchenko a unique expertise on methodology of delivering fundamental knowledge in Physics to students of K-12 categories – elementary, middle, and high school students. His expertise includes the development of classes, problem solving approach, hands-on components of these classes and the strategy to connect these classes with the corresponding curriculum in math and computer programming.
Anatoliy and his wife, Oksana, have two wonderful daughters, Iryna and Kristina, who are his deep inspiration for positive changes and growth of the USA K-12 education and beyond.
Executive Vice President
Heather brings a diverse background and set of experiences to See the Change USA. After serving as a Crisis Management Liasion for Duke University and a Research Associate for Wake Forest University, Heather began her career in public education when she joined Teach For America in 2004. She taught 3rd grade in Atlanta and was the regional finalist for the Sue Lehman Excellence in Teaching Award. Following her time in the corps, Heather was a Program Director with Teach for America – Atlanta. In that role, she supported more than 90 teachers as they implemented challenging curriculum to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. She then spent 4 years building and leading the Alumni Affairs work in the region which included developing programs to support school leadership, parent voice, and School Board elections. Prior to joining the team, Heather built and led a team that provided professional career coaching, support and development for individuals interested in high-impact careers in education policy, advocacy, and/or organizing. In addition to executive coaching, the team also provided large-scale career support through virtual resources, workshops, and professional development sessions.
Heather is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her Masters Degree from Wake Forest University. In her spare time, Heather enjoys running, hiking, and camping with her husband and two sons.
Maria is a founder of After School University – a tutoring and enrichment program where key science and engineering disciplines, including physics and computer programming, are introduced from an early age. Since its start in October of 2010, After School University has helped over 400 students from kindergarten to senior level to thrive and excel beyond expectations.
Prior to founding After School University, Maria worked as a project manager and marketing manager of Genesys Conferencing, where she oversaw operational and strategic developments, including opening operations in new market – Russia; founder of AFD where she led small business roll out and growth; and facilitator of non-profit projects in partnership with City of Denver, Volunteers of America, Centura Global Health Foundation, CONAPAC, People of Peru Project, Unity Through Creativity, and others. Her personal passion for creating a world of opportunities through education and community collaboration resulted in education programs development and implementation in the United States, Peru, and Mexico. She is serving on Colorado Workforce Development Council, September 2012-2015.
Maria holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, Colorado; Project Management Certification from Project Management Institute; Bachelor of Government Administration, Russia. She is currently pursuing a Master of Computer Science. Maria is lovingly raising three beautiful children, Tatiana, Alexandra and Nicolai.
VP Marketing & Communications
Kathleen Gobos has been in the advertising, marketing, communications and publishing field for more than 20 years. During the course of her career she has worked with sole proprietor entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 publicly traded corporations. She has been responsible for the overall vision, management and financial health of operations and excels in leading, motivating and empowering her team while creating efficiencies. Has a successful track record of implementing new products/publications from vision to achieving bottom-line results.
Kathleen recently served as vice president and publisher of Colorado Publishing Co., home of the online and print media Colorado Springs Business Journal, The Transcript and three weekly newspapers published for the U.S. military.
Prior to transferring to Colorado Springs, CO Kathleen was the associate publisher of Long Island Business News since 2006, The Dolan Companies largest flagship paper, starting with the company in 2004 as an advertising executive. Previously she spent 13 years in ad sales and management at Newsday, a daily newspaper serving Long Island, New York. Prior to Newsday, she was a manager for CBA Industries, an advertising/newspaper distribution company that also published a weekly shopper called Island Wide where Kathleen was instrumental in the start-up operation. Long Island Business News promoted Gobos to advertising director in 2005 and to associate publisher the following year.
In addition to her newspaper duties, Gobos also served for eight years on the advertising benchmarking oversight board for 21 geographic markets across the United States of The Dolan Company where she was instrumental in expanding revenues and market share. She is committed to philanthropic endeavors. She is an active executive committee board member on the Southern Colorado Junior Achievement organization and in New York she served on the boards of the Long Island Advertising Club, the not-for-profit groups Education Assistance Corp. and Pet Peeves in addition to Moxxie, a networking group for women executives and the Energeia Ambassors Group among others. She studied business management and marketing at the State University of Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY and a recent graduate of the regional Long Island leadership program Energeia Partnership.
She is recipient of the Junior Achievement 2012 Bronze Leadership Award, AABP Great Idea Award (2009 & 2008) and The Dolan Company Best Advertising Campaign Award (2008) in addition to the DMC Best Practice Awards (every year from 2004 to 2011).
Manager, Teacher Support and Student Engagement
Rachel Greenfield was one of the first four teachers to implement the See The Change USA physics curriculum in her classroom at Carmel Middle School in Colorado Springs, CO. During her second year teaching the curriculum, Rachel served as the chair of the Science Department and led her team in the integration of the district curriculum with See The Change USA physics. Throughout her time teaching, Rachel developed a passion for hands-on, inquiry-based learning and development of a student-centered classroom. These methods led to increased scores for her eighth grade students as measured by Harrison School District Two’s internal assessments.
She has since become a member of the See The Change USA team where she combines her enthusiasm for physics with her teaching skills and methodologies to develop curriculum and provide teacher support. Rachel is responsible for creating activity-based student engagement for each See The Change USA physics lesson. She also provides professional development to teachers through professional development sessions and through her specialized Teacher Support tab on the Physics Lab. She is passionate about providing teachers with easy-to-implement strategies to enhance student engagement, student accountability, and student’s enthusiasm for physics concepts. In addition to her work with the See The Change physics curriculum, Rachel develops curriculum and coordinates and schedules programs for the National Museum of WWII Aviation Education Program that is run in partnership with See The Change USA.
Rachel is a graduate of Boston University and moved to Colorado as a Teach For America corps member passionate about improving the state of education in our nation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a Colorado state secondary science teaching license.
Manager, Assessment and Program Impact
Laura Horvath is a wife and mother of four children. She has been writing middle school physics curriculum and privately teaching physics and math for several years. Laura takes children’s education very seriously, as she is also homeschooling all four of her children. While she was working on earning her B.S. in physics simultaneously with tutoring all ages of science and math students, she quickly realized there was a huge disconnect between students and physics. Physics initially seems like a daunting subject to learn, for adults and children alike. Laura has a passion to bridge that gap for students of all ages, but especially the younger generation. If we can make them excited about the pursuit of physics, our future will be brighter!
Educational Specialist at the National Museum of World War II Aviation
Jessica is a Colorado native and a graduate from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. In December of 2012, she earned her Bachelor’s of English Literature. Jessica taught reading, composition, and test preparation for over two years and is working to create new and exciting curricula every day. Jessica was one of the first teachers to watch and be a part of the launch of See The Change USA’s programs at After School University.
Jessica has experience in teaching nearly every subject imaginable; from Science, English, and Special Education, to Dance and First Aid; this experience fuels her passion for the budding program at the museum. The Program, which offers educational opportunities for K through 12 students in partnership with their school, brings students in close contact with a piece of American history that many students have not had the opportunity to experience.
When she is not teaching, Jessica can be found dancing, or playing and creating board games with her husband Andrew.
Manager, Product and Training Development
Vincent Weiss is a native of Colorado Spring Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics. When he finished school he joined the team at After School University where he taught math, physics, and electronics at the middle and high school levels. During this time he completed an internship with a college aged organization called Kairos, an organization aimed at the development of future leaders. Here he took an active role in both training and instruction. While teaching he worked as a chief technical writer for See the Change USA to create what is now the second iteration of the See the Change USA physics curriculum. Vincent is passionate about physics, education, and developing future leaders. When he is not working he spends his time creating videos and animations, practicing photography, swing dancing, and spending time with his wife and son.