Board of Directors

Rich Day

Rich Day  |  President

Rich is retired and lives in Butte. He was the Montana Wildlife Federation’s first full-time executive director and worked for the National Wildlife Federation for ten years as a regional organizer. As the regional director in California and Nevada for the Mule Deer Foundation, Rich worked with local chapters to raise funds for mule deer habitat. He is a founding member and first president of the Gallatin Wildlife Association, president of the Montana Wildlife Federation from 1980-82 and served on the NWF board from 1985-88. Rich currently serves as a director of the George Grant Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Butte.

Daryl Beam

Daryl Beam  |  Treasurer

Daryl lives in Billings and in addition to serving on the MCVEF Board he is also on the Yellowstone Chapter board. He brings extensive non-profit fundraising experience and is also a realtor and small businessman. An avid hiker, Daryl formerly chaired the local Montana Wilderness Association chapter and served on its statewide Board. Daryl and his wife Carol are also advocates of locally grown and produced food and household products.

Carol Haverlandt

Carol Haverlandt  |  Secretary

Carol lives in Ulm and has been an MCV member for several years. She works for the Montana Education Association – Montana Federation of Teachers as a field consultant serving north central area, including Great Falls. Carol retired from teaching after 28 years and was a finalist for Montana Teacher of the Year in 2005. She is involved in Montana Wilderness Association and has volunteered for Montana Women Vote. She loves hiking, skiing, gardening, reading and playing with her dog Murphy.

Neva Hassanein

Neva Hassanein  |  Director

Neva Hassanein of Missoula is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. She has been a long time Montana Conservation Voters member and helped with MCV’s western Montana expansion work. Author of Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement (University of Nebraska Press, 1999), Neva has also published articles on contemporary agriculture and the building of community-based, democratic food systems. Neva helped found the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition of Missoula County, and Grow Montana, a statewide policy coalition. In 2011, she served as President of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, an international organization of scholars and practitioners. Neva enjoys gardening, sharing food with friends, hunting wild mushrooms, and exploring the natural world.