Staff

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Madeline Yates

Executive Director | yates {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Madeline is the founding director of the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic with twenty-five years of experience in cross-cultural programming and service-learning, both K-12 and higher education. She has traveled extensively; living, working, and volunteering for extended periods of time in Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. While teaching and working at the Maryland State Department of Education, she received several fellowships, including two Fulbrights to India and South Africa, and others to Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador. She has consulted domestically and internationally. Her BA and MA are from Gettysburg and Hood College respectively.

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Vivian Baylor

AmeriCorps VISTA Manager | baylor{at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Vivian Baylor was recently a Program Manager at the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, Inc. She is also an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and served as the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Secretary and state Treasurer. Vivian is a fierce advocate for underrepresented populations. She graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in psychology and a minor in sociology, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership and management. Apart from working hard and focusing on her studies, Vivian is a huge dog lover and enjoys spending time outside, listening to music, reading, spending time with family and friends, and learning new skills.

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Pat Bassett

Assistant to the Director and Financial Manager | bassett {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Pat moved to the Gettysburg area in 2001 from South Jersey where she was born, raised and lived most of her life. She worked for Kosta Glove and Safety for 28 years before moving to Pennsylvania to be closer to her son and his family. She is an avid tennis player, is learning to play golf, and loves spending time with her two grandchildren.

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Tavon Johnson

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA Leader | johnson {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Tavon is a current graduate assistant pursing his MEd in policy and leadership at Marquette University. While in undergrad at Morgan State, he developed his penchant for service through various internships based in ethnography and youth development which led to him serving with AmeriCorps State / National programs for three years in a charter school in Wilmington and a youth development and advocacy nonprofit in his native Baltimore after completing his BA in sociology. He is passionate about mentoring and coaching and excited about being a mentor for AmeriCorps VISTA members at CCMA.

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Kate McGeehan

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA for P20 and Collective Impact| mcgeehan {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Kate grew up in Frederick, MD and is passionate about Maryland public schools. After graduating with a degree in English from William & Mary, Kate moved to Portland, OR, where she just spent a year serving at a domestic violence shelter through Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest and AmeriCorps. Kate has also supported with development and programming at Great and Small, a therapeutic riding center in Boyds, MD. While Kate loves working directly with different populations, she is excited to engage with both her direct service experience and passion for writing in her role at CCMA. Through this second year with AmeriCorps, Kate hopes to gain experience with grant writing and is looking forward to learning more about the education systems in the Mid-Atlantic. In her free time, Kate enjoys reading, doing yoga, and traveling.

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Laura Hagmann

Associate Director of Programs & Communications | Hagmann {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Laura Hagmann has extensive experience in creating editorial content, managing editorial processes, and forming and maintaining strategic and collaborative relationships. Laura also has served as adjunct faculty in several colleges and universities in the US and Europe. Her teaching specialties include management, HR, group process, organizational behavior, and strategy.  In her spare time, Laura enjoys gardening, hiking, and live music.  She lives in Maryland with her dog and two cats.

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Jim Walters

P20 CONNECTS Collective Impact Director| walters {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Jim Walters is the President of The Walters Group providing experiential learning pedagogy and strategies to address competency-based student learning outcomes. He served as the Director of Student Life at Montgomery College from 1972 to 2014. Walters earned his bachelor’s degree in English from The George Washington University and his master’s in theatre from The Catholic University of America. He served as the chair of the National Society for Experiential Education for many years and has presented at numerous conferences.

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Zandra Cuff

JEDI and Special Projects AmeriCorps VISTA Leader| cuff {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Zandra is a three time AmeriCorps VISTA, previously serving as a VISTA Leader for North Carolina Campus Compact in 2018. During her time at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she developed a passion for public policy and law, and how these tools can be used to address poverty. Her experience with AmeriCorps VISTA has deepened her belief of the power of community and how we must work together with unique partners to accomplish change. In her free time she enjoys listening to her diverse music collection and playing guitar

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Taylor Gates

CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA for P20 and Collective Impact | gates {at} ccmidatlantic(.)org | (301) 696-3280

Taylor Gates was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and graduated from Harvard College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics. She focused her degree on the intersection of social, environmental, and economic justice, and the ways that community empowerment can address challenges in these spheres. In pursuit of her degree, she conducted field research on sustainable development in Panama and Costa Rica, where she focused on community response to and influence on development projects. In her free time she enjoys hiking, gardening, live music, traveling, and practicing her Spanish.

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Anthony Wagner V

Program Officer, Global Citizenship Initiative and Special Projects | wagner {at} ccmidatlantic (.) com | (301) 696-3280

Anthony has professional and research experience working in international education contexts. As an undergraduate student, he conducted research on youth civic engagement and the work of community-based organizations in a township of Durban, South Africa. He was a 2018-2020 Fulbright grantee at a federal university in Brazil and spent two summers teaching English in China. His research interests focus on education development and civic and community engagement in higher education. Anthony grew up on a family farm in Western Pennsylvania. He received a BA from Gettysburg College in 2017 and an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2021.

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Nisa Burns

Communications Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA | burns {at} ccmidatlantic (.) com | (301) 696-3280

Nisa hails from Central Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Cornell University with a BA in linguistics and minor in Southeast Asia Studies. Her language studies took her to Myanmar in 2019, where she pursued an independent project on minority language education. In her spare time, she enjoys learning languages and visiting as many New England ice cream stands as she can.