MTCC Staff

Dannette Fadness, AmeriCorps Manager

Dannette administers the MTCC AmeriCorps program, providing leadership and support to campuses and communities across Montana. She served two terms in AmeriCorps as a counseling Fellow and as a Campus Corps Team Leader. She also served as a Montana Campus Compact Student Leader for the Raise Your Voice Campaign and designed the Montana Raise Your Voice Campaign logo. Dannette is passionate about lifelong learning and co-authored a chapter in a cognitive fitness book, “Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults.” Dannette received her undergraduate degrees in counseling psychology and fine arts and her master’s degree in managing organizations and human development from the University of Great Falls. She looks forward to supporting community-driven initiatives which connect first generation and low-income Montanans with post-secondary education. Contact info: email or call 406-243-5181.

Callye Foster, VISTA Program Manager

Callye ensures the success of Montana Campus Compact’s VISTA Program by managing the VISTA grant requirements and providing guidance and support to VISTA host sites and members. Before joining MTCC’s team, Callye served two consecutive terms through the AmeriCorps Energy Corps Program at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality as the SMART Schools Coordinator. She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Central Florida. Contact info: email or call 406-243-2379.

Eli Bowe, Program Specialist

Eli collects performance data for MTCC’s AmeriCorps and VISTA programs. He supports members and host sites in measuring their impact, and executing programming statewide. He provides additional support in the fields of member recruitment, and training while coordinating the twice-annual Community Building Institute. Eli joined the MTCC team after serving consecutive terms with MTCC’s AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps programs, 2018-2020. Contact info: email or call 406-243-5181.

Pete Buchanan, Operations and Finance Manager

Pete oversees development and implementation of operational policies, financial management, auditing, reporting, contract management, and HR compliance. Moreover he coordinates with AmeriCorps/VISTA managers and oversees annual civic engagement awards and scholarships. He holds an M.A. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Dundee and an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of St Andrews. He brings experience of working across US and UK higher education systems, specializing in academic attainment and student affairs research. In his spare time, he serves as a Board of Directors member for United Way of Yellowstone County and enjoys running, hiking, photography, and supporting environmental causes. Contact info: email or call 406-243-5135.

Josh Vanek, Executive Director

Josh works to expand MTCC’s impact across Montana and the region, and ensuring affiliate value in MTCC’s programs and initiatives. He works closely with MTCC’s Executive Board, CEO Council and Advisory Committee, staff and partners in support of MTCC’s mission. Josh received his B.A. in political science from The University of Montana before serving in the Peace Corps in Latvia from 1997-1999. After completing Peace Corps service, he returned to Montana and served with as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader before joining the MTCC staff. He is a graduate of the University of Washington’s Evan’s School of Public Affairs Nonprofit and National Service Management program. Contact info: email or call 406-243-5175.

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Brianna Daniels, Data Science Assistant

Bri works to compile and analyze data through project reporting to ensure compliance and thoughtful representation of MTCC’s AmeriCorps programming, civic engagement initiatives, and scholarships. She was born and raised in Missoula, MT and is currently attending the University of Montana to obtain a Computer Science degree. When not busy with school Bri enjoys adventures with her dog, Akeena, trying new cuisines, and collecting retro gaming consoles.

 

Josey Diaz, Administrative Assistant

Josey, originally from New York City, assists with all things MTCC in his role as Administrative Assistant. He assists AmeriCorps Managers with compliance, communications, data tracking, project development, and member recruitment. Josey has been a resident of Missoula for over ten years. During his tenure at the University of Montana Josey has earned two baccalaureate degrees in History and Political Science and a Master of Public Administration. He is presently a first year doctoral candidate in the field of Educational Leadership. In his free time Josey enjoys running (five time Missoula Marathon finisher), gaming, and playing with his golden retriever, Rosey.

 

Jaiden Stansberry, Recruitment Assistant

Jaiden assists in the application reviewing process for varying AmeriCorps programs and designs outreach communications for potential AmeriCorps candidates. Before working with MTCC, Jaiden was a Preventative Search and Rescue volunteer with Yosemite National Park and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She is currently studying atthe University of Montana for her B.S. in Forestry with a minor in Fire Sciences and Management.