Meet the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area’s Staff Team

We could not do what we do without our wonderful staff team. In their work, our staff strive to be humble, open, deliberate, and compassionate.  To view employment opportunities, please click here.

Brittany is the Interim President and CEO of United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area. Brittany brings a unique perspective having worked “on the other side of the table” in the corporate finance world at Wabash National Corporation. While there, she was heavily involved in her workplace fundraising efforts for the United Way and other nonprofits. Having been passionately and actively involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations such as the United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association since the age of 15 through volunteerism, internships, and fundraising, it was only a matter of time before she followed one of her heart’s biggest passions into a career. In her free time she loves to workout, play or watch any sport, go to rodeos, fish, and camp.  Contact Brittany via email:


Dana Friede is the Director of Development and Marketing for United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area.  She discovered her passion for helping others while volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America and translated it into her career.  She spent several years working at a regional steel and recycling company, but came to UWLCA from Helena Food Share, where she utilized her skills in marketing and communications to build understanding and inspire action to end hunger in the community.  Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, hiking, cooking, and reading.  Contact Dana via email:





Tasa is the Executive Assistant for United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area.  She grew up in Helena and has deep family roots in our community.  Tasa first became familiar with United Way when she worked at Enterprise Rent a Car.  She also spent time as a staff member for the Helena School District, sparking a love for children in education, particularly children with disabilities.  As a mother and a wife, she has been very involved in fundraising and charity for various organizations and efforts in the area.  In her spare time, Tasa enjoys camping, reading, skiing, and attending sports events for her children.  Contact Tasa via email at: