Mobius Staff

Chad Butt Mobius Executive Director

Chad Butt
Executive Director
chad@mobiusmentors.org

Chad is a 2004 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he majored in Earth Science and got his secondary teacher certification credential. While in college Chad helped start a school-based mentoring program at a local middle school and was student leader and mentor in a community-based mentoring program. Following college he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the DREAM Program, a community-based mentoring program that partners youth from local affordable housing communities with mentors from neighboring colleges. Chad transitioned to a full time staff position with DREAM, and served as Programs Director, from 2005 through 2009. In August 2009 Chad moved to Boston, MA to spearhead DREAM’s first office and programs outside the state of Vermont. Chad returned to Vermont and joined Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership in May of 2013 as the Executive Director.

 

Benji Thurber
Communications Director
benji@mobiusmentors.org

Benji graduated from Middlebury College in 2008, and received his Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature. Benji joined Mobius as an AmeriCorps VISTA member (through the Vermont Youth Tomorrow program) in 2009, and helped recruit new mentors, promote public awareness of the mentoring cause, and expanded the Mentor Discount Card program for mentor pairs in Chittenden County.  Benji transitioned to a staff position with the organization in 2011, and worked collaboratively with mentoring programs and funders across the state to expand the organization into Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.  In his current position as Communications Director, he manages communications and marketing for the organization, and works with mentoring agency staff to expand public awareness efforts across the state. He is also the administrator for the Vermont Mentoring Database, an online system that allows mentoring agencies to store program information on the Mobius website, apply for grants, and manage information and outcome data for their mentoring matches.

 

image1Haley Lebel-Stephen
Marketing Specialist
AmeriCorps VISTA – Vermont Youth Tomorrow
haley@mobiusmentors.org

Haley is a recent graduate of Saint Michael’s College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts. During her time at St. Mike’s, Haley helped to coordinate and facilitate the mentoring relationships of dozens of mentor/mentee pairs through Little Brother Little Sister, a collaborative mentoring partnership between the Winooski community and Saint Michael’s College. The Little Brother Little Sister program is a part of St. Mike’s Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts, or MOVE, organization. During her years with Little Brother Little Sister, Haley has been a mentor to her “little sister”, Taylor, and continues to meet with Taylor regularly post-graduation. In addition to mentoring, Haley’s time at St. Mike’s was filled with opportunities to serve her community. Now, she has joined Mobius as a member of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the Vermont Youth Tomorrow program, with that same goal in mind. Haley will be working to grow the opportunities for mentor/mentee pairs to spend time and volunteer together through the Mobius Mentor Discount Card and the Mobius Community Service Program.