April Trent -- Executive Director
April serves as the Team Director for the Appalachian Coal Country Team. Hailing from the southern coalfields of Appalachia, April brings the coal country perspective to the Team. April has a Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University and an array of volunteer management experience.
Erica Calderis-Dunbar -- Program Administrator
Erica began as the Office Manager for the Appalachian Coal Country Team in February 2012. Erica first joined the Team in 2010 as the Summer Programs Coordinator serving organizations throughout the East and West. A native of Beckley, WV, Erica graduated from Mountain State University with degrees in Business Management and Business Marketing. During her studies, Erica was a member of the SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) Team, a Non-profit organization educating people on concepts like market economics, entrepreneurship, and business ethics through educational outreach projects. It is through this Erica’s passion for non-profit work began.
Jamie Brackman -- DOI/VISTA Leader
Brackman is a native of Schuylkill County, PA, and is working with the ACCT on the new DOI/VISTA initiative. Brackman graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a BA in Professional Writing in May 2012 and completed his first VISTA term with the ACCT in Brownsville, PA in July 2013. Brackman has experience in fundraising, outreach, public relations, web development, and project management.
Peter Mattson -- OSMRE Program Coordinator
Peter first joined the Appalachian Coal Country Team serving as an OSMRE/VISTA in St. Paul, VA. After two years working on community revitalization and environmental remediation projects, he earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Virginia Tech, with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Peter will assist sites and site supervisors in developing their project plans, managing their VISTA and organizing Team Trainings.
Michael Ann Dulcie -- Outreach Coordinator
Michael Ann Dulcie joined us in early June. She is a native of the Southern West Virginia Coal Fields. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership, with a focus on nonprofit management. Michael will focus on assisting the VISTA Program with outreach. She will gather stories and information from our sites and help us tell our story more effectively and consistently. She'll be sure that our messaging and branding is consistent and will help share VISTA stories.