MTCC Staff

Dannette Fadness
AmeriCorps Director

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/art therapy 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. Her graduate work was in school psychology, counseling, managing organizations and human development from Providence University Great Falls formerly the University of Great Falls. She serves as a child injury prevention educator with Safe Kids Missoula Coalition. She is a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor with Project Tomorrow Montana and Missoula County Health Department, and as the Montana lead for Be SMART. She is a former board member for Mountain Home Montana. She looks forward to supporting community-driven initiatives which connect first generation and low-income Montanans with post-secondary education. Contact info: email.

Callye Foster
VISTA Program Director

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.

Eli Bowe
VISTA 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.

Pete Buchanan
Operations & Finance Manager

Pete oversees the development and implementation of operational policies, financial management, auditing, reporting, contract management, and HR compliance. Moreover, he collaborates with AmeriCorps/VISTA Directors, the Governor’s Office for Community Service (OCS) and oversees annual awards and scholarships. Pete brings his experience of working across US and UK higher education systems, specializing in academic attainment and student affairs research. He serves as a Board of Directors member for United Way of Yellowstone County in his spare time. He received an M.A. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Dundee and an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of St Andrews. Contact info: email.

Josh Vanek
Executive Director

Josh works to expand MTCC’s impact across Montana and the region and ensure 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 as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader before joining the MTCC staff. He graduated from the University of Washington’s Evan’s School of Public Affairs Nonprofit and National Service Management program. Contact info: email.

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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.