The Mentor Project Team

The Mentor Project 
Board of Directors

The Mentor Project Officers bring a breadth of mastery and decades of leadership in a variety of learning disciplines.

Our goal is to contribute to a better world as we advance the immeasurable influence even a single Mentor can have on this and future generations. Join us in this quest and become part of helping shape our common future.

The board supports the mission and work of The Mentor Project™ and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. The Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

  • Deborah Heiser

    CEO

  • Jura Zibas

    Vice Chair

  • Bruce Y. Lee

    Secretary

  • Anand Raghavan

    Nominating and Governance

  • Rahul Bhandari

    Audit Finance and Risk

  • Kartik Subramanian

    Treasurer

The Mentor Project 
Executive Committee

The Executive Operations members support the mission and work of The Mentor Project ™ and provide mission-based leadership and management. The Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

  • Deborah Heiser

    CEO

  • Lt. Col. Jennifer “JJ” Snow

    CTO

  • Megen Schlesinger

    COO

  • Tina Parker

    CMO

Special 
Advisors
  • Bill “Ches” Cheswick

    Special Advisor - Nerd-Making

  • Bob Cousins

    Special Advisor - Innovation

  • Irene Yachbes

    Special Advisor - Partnerships

  • Larry Heiser

    Special Advisor - Creative

Ad Hoc 
Committees

Development

Marilyn Price

Works with the board to set annual fundraising goals, and implement planning and development.

Hackathons

Javier Francario

Hold two annual global hackathons involving TEMP mentors and judges.

Patenting

Jura Zibas and Bob Cousins

Patenting advist and guidance for mentees and to hackathon teams with patentable ideas.

Education Outreach

Gabriel Lewis

Organizing schools in the US and globally for programming and mentor matching.

Podcasts

Jibi Jacob

Podcast series held on TMP podcast platform, as well as outside platforms.

Public Television

Susan Birne-Stone

BRIC public access television shows featuring TMP mentors and mentees.

Mask the World

Devabkhatuni "Sri" Srikrishna

Works with high school and college students to research mask options, test DIY options, test fabric, engage in hackathons, an write journal articles.