About Us

A patented mobile technology designed to expand the reach and effectiveness of mentoring, advising, and counseling

csMentor was developed by educators who understand the positive impact of mentoring  and saw the need to increase its availability. 

Board of Directors

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Dr.  Cassi Fields  received her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from the George Washington University and founded Fields Consulting Group, Inc. in 1992.  She serves as personal advisor to many public safety executives in the United States regarding all areas of human resource and organizational management. Dr. Fields is an active member of the professional community, recently serving in the prestigious position of President of the Personnel Testing Council (PTC) of Metropolitan Washington.  She is currently the Past President and legal chair of PTC, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Dr.  Joy Hughes  holds the rank of Professor in George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering.   She served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at George Mason from 1997 until 2013.  She holds a PhD in Information Systems, MS in Computer Science, and MS in Mathematics. At Mason she provided leadership for the technology organization, the libraries, IT security, and a television station that reached over 700,000 homes.   Computerworld  Magazine named her one of the top 100 CIOs in the country.  She served as the chair of the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 cybersecurity task force representing over a thousand colleges and also served as the chair of the Higher Education Advisory Group to the Microsoft Corporation
  ​Joseph Olchefske has been a leader in the educational community for twenty years, holding significant executive positions in for-profit, non-profit and public sector educational institutions. Mr. Olchefske currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Springboard Education, a nationwide provider of high quality afterschool programming.  Mr. Olchefske served as Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools from 1998 to 2003.  He holds a BA degree from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.  
  ​Victor Reinoso is COO of Independent Sector, the nation's only membership organization bringing togther a diverse set of non-profits, foundations, and corporations to advance the public good.   Mr. Reinoso has played many roles in K-12 and higher education. He served as Senior Advisor to the President of Georgetown University and previously was the District of Columbia's first Deputy Mayor of Education. Before becoming Deputy Mayor, he was as an elected member of the DC Board of Education. He has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School and a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.   
  ​Ranjit Sidhu is President and CEO of the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), the organization that serves the national GEAR UP program.   Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Sidhu served as senior vice president for strategy and new product development at the College Board and a senior vice president for strategic initiatives at ACT.  Early in his career he was a high school teacher in the Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md., public school districts. He holds master’s degrees from George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Washington.  
  Oltac Unsal advises governments, the World Bank, and corporations on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.  He has been angel investor in the US and globally with over 25 investments, a semiconductor and software entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and held a variety of executive positions with Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Mr. Unsal holds an MBA from Stanford University, BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy from Whitman College, and pursued Intellectual Property LLM at UW Law School.  
Steve Wattenmaker serves as csMentor’s CEO. He is a  marketing and communications professional whose practice has included assisting government, university, and private clients in designing and executing innovative online training and e-learning initiatives.  In 2008 Mr. Wattenmaker co-founded the distance-training company Mason Mobile Media and co-founded csMentor in 2012. Mr. Wattenmaker graduated from Colgate University and, early in his career, taught in the Consortium School, one of the early experimental secondary education programs.