Jami Hiyakumoto AmeriCorps Program Director
As Program Director of the UCAN Serve and Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps programs, Jami is responsible for managing the largest higher education AmeriCorps programs in the nation, enabling more than 6,000 students per year to participate in national and community service through 80 colleges and universities. Jami has worked in the nonprofit/public service sector for fifteen years, from environmental education to U.S. congressional and presidential politics. Previously, she worked for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, Western Region, in the Projects and Training Department. Jami graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Education and a minor in Environmental Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University.
Katie Kleinhesselink Director of Member Services
Katie was first formally introduced to the term “community engagement” as an AmeriCorps member with the Montana Technology Corps in 2001. Not only did the phrase have a nice ring to it, but it described an aim she wanted to pursue and thought (believing as she still does today that we are all one another’s greatest resource) others should, too. To that end, she volunteered around issues she cared about, did some community organizing, and pursued a Master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Montana. Since 2005, she has worked on service-learning, national service, and community engagement initiatives throughout the Rocky Mountain West, thus nurturing a benevolent obsession with helping students of all ages get involved and make a difference.
Jeanine Mason Operations Manager
Jeanine first became involved in civic engagement during a year of service with AmeriCorps*VISTA in 1998. After receiving a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver in 2001, she worked with nonprofit organizations in both Colorado and Hawaii in domestic violence prevention and intervention for twelve years. In 2010, Jeanine began working with CCC AmeriCorps program staff to research, develop and implement a regional criminal history check policy and process consistent with changing federal requirements. She comes to Colorado Campus Compact with a continued passion for strong, safe communities and actively engaged citizenship for the common good.
Gosia Pastusiak AmeriCorps Program Supervisor
Gosia has always believed that civic engagement is an important component for any community. She spent much of her time as an undergraduate at Colorado State University volunteering before graduating in 2007 with a degree in Psychology. Wanting to positively impact others, she pursued her Masters in School Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2010. In January 2013 she began her position as Program Supervisor for AmeriCorps at Colorado Campus Compact and is excited to work with students, providing support for national and community service.
Stephanie Schooley Executive Director
Stephanie Schooley has worked at CCC for the past twelve years in both program and organizational management and development. Her passion for service learning stems from hands-on practice—she previously served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in Denver, Colorado, for a community-based literacy program that strengthens academic performance of public school children through meaningful community, school and family partnerships. She is also a founding board member for the Denver and National Young Nonprofit Professionals Networks.
Stephanie received an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies, and a B.A. in History from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.