Program Staff

Dan Schell

Program Coordinator

Dan is originally from Sharpsburg, MD. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland he headed to Denver, CO to serve as a Team Leader with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Dan then headed to Cape Cod as a Bourne House member in year 13 of the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program. Dan stayed on the next year as the Bourne House Supervisor for year 14 of the program and then took a job back at his Alma Mater working in Residence Life and doing Title IX investigations. In August of 2016 he returned to AmeriCorps Cape Cod as the Program Coordinator. In his free time Dan enjoys reading, going to the gym, and playing on the Cape Cod Rugby team.

Dan’s primary role is to oversee AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s day-to-day operations. He assures program compliance with all established goals, objectives, and standards; guides fiscal and member benefits management; develops program systems to ensure effective delivery of service and member support and provides guidance, direction and overall supervision to the AmeriCorps Cape Cod staff team. Dan serves as the primary contact with the AmeriCorps Cape Cod alumni and the Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Andrew Platt

Program Specialist

Andrew is originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut.  After receiving a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Boston College, he came to Cape Cod to serve with AmeriCorps in Year 15.  He returned for a second year as FireCorps Member Leader in Year 16.  After a year in the private sector, Andrew returned to the program as Program Specialist.  He currently lives in Dennis with his fiancé and cat.  He enjoys Red Sox baseball, computer games, and bike riding.

Andrew’s role is to provide oversight to the components of the program including: Individual Placements, disaster services, program events and outreach, and member training. He helps facilitate educational projects, volunteer outreach opportunities, and large-scale AmeriCorps Cape Cod signature events. Andrew manages the program’s community relations by maintaining the website, Facebook & Twitter pages, staying in contact with local media, attending community meetings, and giving presentations.  Andrew also oversees the tracking of member hours and performance measures.

Katie Levander

Wellfleet Program Supervisor 

Katie is originally from northwest Connecticut and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY with a BFA in Film and Animation Production.  After freelancing in film and television for a few years, she decided she needed a brief change of pace and location.  She was an AmeriCorps Cape Cod member during Year 18 and the brief change of pace and location became a bit longer when she came back as the Wellfleet House Supervisor for Year 19.  Katie is a Taurus, her favorite TV show is 30 Rock, she loves dogs, and has decided to never live farther than 2 hours away from an ocean at any given time.

Katie’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operation, management and maintenance of the LeHac House in Wellfeet and oversee the team-based activities of her members including Group Projects, Saturday Service projects and house dinners and meetings. All supervisors reside in the AmeriCorps residences and ensure member adherence to programmatic guidelines within the residence. They also provide support to member training and the program’s volunteer engagement activities.

Cole Starr

Bourne Program Supervisor

Cole’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operation, management, and maintenance of the Bourne House in Pocasset and oversee the team-based activities of his members including Group Projects, Saturday Service projects and house dinners and meetings. All supervisors reside in the AmeriCorps residences and ensure member adherence to programmatic guidelines within the residence. They also provide support to member training and the program’s volunteer engagement activities.

Alex Smith

FireCorps Program Supervisor

Alex is from Nashville TN. He served in the Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod program for two years, in the LeHac house in Year 15 and  in the FireCorps in Year 16.  He went to school for Environmental Science health and safety at Middle Tennessee State University, but took a break before finishing my schooling to come to AmeriCorps Cape Cod.  Alex spent time on a prescribed burn crew in southeast Georgia before returning to be the supervisor for FireCorps in Year 18.

Alex’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operation, management and maintenance of the FireCorps House in Wellfleet and oversee the team-based activities of his members including Group Projects, Saturday Service projects and house dinners and meetings. All supervisors reside in the AmeriCorps residences and ensure member adherence to programmatic guidelines within the residence. They also provide support to member training and the program’s volunteer engagement activities.