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Board Members

Edward A. Osborne, Ph.D.
Edward A. Osborne, Ph.D.Chairman of the Board, See The Change

1960 United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S.

1968 University of Michigan, M.S.E. Engineering Mechanics

1973 University of Denver, Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics

  • Former faculty member at the US Air Force Academy in engineering mechanics and civil engineering.  He advanced to tenured full professor and head of the Civil Engineering Department.
  • Ed joined AMI Industries in 1983 with more than 20 years of experience in the aviation field. He flew nine years as an F-100 fighter pilot, and taught engineering mechanics and aircraft structural design as a professor at the Air Force Academy from 1969 to 1982. His flying years included 213 combat missions in Vietnam.
  • As an engineer, director of engineering and vice president at AMI, he helped to develop the U.S. space shuttle seats and used his background in the design of tall buildings for survival in earthquakes to develop the concepts used in today’s crashworthy aircraft seats. In March 1984, Jim MacDougald, Tom Ekle and Ed took over management of AMI. In 1987, they incorporated as Turnaround, Inc. and acquired ownership of AMI. During this period, they successfully took AMI through a Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • As a recognized leader in dynamic seat design and testing, Dr. Osborne served on the SAE/FAA ad-hoc committee that wrote the new Aerospace Standard 8049 on dynamic testing of aircraft seats. 
  • In 1997, Ed and his partners sold AMI to Coltec Industries. Ed retired as president in 1998.  Coltec later merged with Goodrich which then merged with United Technologies Aerospace and later became part of Collins Aerospace.
  • He has been married to Mary Fuller Osborne for 57 years. Mary is a CPA and retired in 2005 as the senior partner in the firm of Osborne, Parsons and Rosacker in Colorado Springs.
  • He was honored with the University Medal from UCCS in 2001. In May 2011 the Science and Engineering Center at UCCS was rededicated as the Osborne Center for Science and Engineering to honor the work that Ed and Mary have done for UCCS.  In 2016 Ed and Mary were each honored by the UCCS College of Business with a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award.
Kathleen Gobos
Kathleen GobosBoard Secretary and Treasurer, See The Change CEO | President of Green Tree Communications, LLC

Kathleen Gobos, CEO and President of Green Tree Communications, LLC, a company that specializes in marketing, events and online sales platforms.  Kathleen 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.

Prior to these endeavors, Gobos 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 as well as the vice-president of marketing for See The Change.

Kathleen is a New York transplant where she 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. She was instrumental in increasing revenues by 40%.  Beforehand 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.   

In addition to her 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 and has served as an executive 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.  She studied business management and marketing at the State University of Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY and a graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute and regional Molly College Long Island leadership program Energeia Partnership.

She is recipient of the Junior Achievement Bronze Leadership Award, AABP Great Idea Awards and The Dolan Company Best Advertising Campaign Award in addition to the DMC Best Practice Awards.

Maria Feekes
Maria FeekesPresident of the Board, See The Change; See The Change, CEO

Maria Feekes is the Founder of After School University and an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team. She has more than 17 years of leadership and team development experience through her work internationally and in the United States, where she has lead individuals, teams, and organizations through economic challenges and growth barriers. Maria knows what it means to build from ground zero, to risk, to continue despite the obstacles, and to “put your dream to the test.” In addition to helping other organizations, Maria has founded companies of her own which have brought over $4.5 million in revenue and continue their growth and impact. Maria has received Project Management Professional (PMP) and Advanced Behavior Analysis Training and Consulting DISC certifications.  She holds Master in Business Administration with emphasis in Organization Development and Change and Masters of Computer Science Software Engineering. Maria has served on Colorado Workforce Development Council after being appointed by the Governor of Colorado, Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board, and El Pomar College Readiness Program.  Development of high performance teams and helping individuals grow into “no limits” potential drive her passion. Through her After School University programs, Maria was able to train hundreds of kids ages K-12 in becoming advanced in math, science, computer programming, and increase their academic achievements in all school subjects and beyond. In February of 2018 Maria became a recipient of the prestigious international leadership award, Culture of Transformation, from John Maxwell Team.

Maria was born and raised in a country where opportunities were limited, where only very few people could have opportunities to grow and be all that they can be. Maria is a believer in unlimited human potential. Only when she came to the United States, she experienced for the first time in her life the environment where anybody could do and achieve anything they dream of. Maria  realized that when we equip individuals and teams with the power principles and essential tools for growth and leadership, we equip them for a life long success. Adding value to others, integrity, and commitment to excellence are my core values. Her motto is: “Think Big. Start Small. Act Now.© ” and Maria is excited to help See The Change accomplish its mission in developing leaders and innovators of tomorrow through physics.

Andre D. Spencer, Ed.D.
Andre D. Spencer, Ed.D. Vice-President of the Board, See The Change | Executive Superintendent - Queens South at NYC Department of Education
Anatoly Glushchenko, Ph.D.
Anatoly Glushchenko, Ph.D.Board Member, See The Change | Professor / Director for the Center for Advanced Technologies & Optical Materials – UCCS

Anatoliy Glushchenko joined the faculty of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Physics and Energy Science in 2005. He has extensive collaboration with many university research labs, government labs, and industries. His work is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, Army Research Office, DARPA, Navy, Air Force Research Lab, and NATO Science for Peace Program. Also, his applied research, materials and devices development are sponsored by small businesses and large corporations, such as Lockheed Martin, Kidde, Cobham, LG-Phillips, Bosch, 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. Outside of his work at the University, Dr. Glushchenko is an established expert on methodology for Physics and Mathematics for elementary, middle, and high school. His expertise includes the development of interdisciplinary classes, problem solving approaches, and hands-on to connect Physics and Mathematics with other disciplines. He is founder of Physics in Middle School as a Separate Discipline Program and the author of the Elementary School Math Integrated with Science Program – innovative programs adopted by many organizations and schools in the United States.

Education

•Ph.D, Institute of Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1997

Professional Experience

•2015-present, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

•2011-present, Director, Center for Advanced Technologies & Optical Materials

•2010-2015, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

•2005-2010, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

•2002-2005, Lab Manager & Adjunct Faculty, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program

•2000-2002, Research Associate, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University

•1997-1998, Visiting Researcher / New Technologies Advisor, LG-Phillips Inc., LCD Division, South Korea

•1997-2000, Research Fellow, Department of Physics of Crystals, Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine

Awards and Honors

• Million Dollars Club Inductee – University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, 2015

• National Science Foundation EAGER Grant-Award – for Single-Step Processing of Self-Assembled Magneto-Dielectric Hybrid Composites for Microwave Phased Array Sensors, 2014

• Thomas Jefferson Award – University of Colorado, 2013

• College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Outstanding Research Award, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, 2011

• Inventor of the Year, University of Colorado, 2007

• Inventor Recognition Award, Kent State University, 2004

• Award-Fellowship of the President of Ukraine, 2000

• KOSEF (Korean Science & Engineering Foundation) Fellowship, 1997

• Outstanding Student Achievement Stipend-Award, Zhytomyr State University, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

• Gold Educational Medal, State of Zhytomyr Department of Education, 1988

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