CASA of Missoula Welcomes New Executive Director
LaNette Diaz is the new executive director of CASA of Missoula, following the departure of Dave McAlpin. Dave has accepted the position as director of the Montana Crime Laboratory in Missoula, after recently completing his second term as a legislator in the Montana House.
LaNette graduated with both a B.A. and M.A. in Social work from the University of Montana. She has worked in the foster care system in Billings, Spokane and Missoula. Most recently, she helped develop housing for low income families and was involved in neighborhood revitalization for low income neighborhoods in Billings and for all neighborhoods in Missoula.
A former Americorp VISTA, LaNette also trains new VISTAs and their supervisors at the annual Community Building Institute.
"After my first week on the job, I am taking a proactive approach at understanding the Missoula organization's financial structure, volunteer structure and the way our program operates locally, works with CASA Montana and with other local groups," LaNette said.