Staff

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:

Dave-CDave Csintyan,
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.


AG_Photo_forweb headshotAnatoliy V. Glushchenko,
Chief Academic Advisor 

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.


mariaMaria Feekes,
VP Operations

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 Bachelor of Physics. Maria is lovingly raising two beautiful daughters, Tatiana and Alexandra.


kathleenKathleen Gobos,
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).

Kathleen considers her tenacity, work ethic, supportive mentors and key personnel to be the driving forces behind her success and has a strong desire to help others be successful.

“This country’s competitiveness depends upon the difficult work of fundamentally transforming public education.”
-Senator Michael F. Bennet

 

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