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 Fulbright’s 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.
JT is an accomplished non-profit professional with 15 years of experience and a comprehensive background in overseeing, leading, and optimizing operations to drive efficiency. JT holds a BA in geography from Marshall University and he also holds a certificate in project management from Northern Virginia Community College. In his free time, JT enjoys traveling abroad, spending time with friends, and cheering for the Washington Capitals. JT lives in West Virginia with his partner and dog.
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.
Erin is a native of New Hampshire. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations and a BA in communication studies from the University of Rhode Island. Erin proudly served in AmeriCorps State and National with the United Way North Shore AmeriCorps Program outside of Boston, MA where she supported and mentored youth English language learners from a community-based nonprofit organization. Erin has volunteered as a peer educator at the University of Rhode Island Women’s Center for Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services during her undergraduate career. Erin is also an alumnus of The Washington Center, where she interned at the public relations firm, Tricom Associates, located in Washington, DC.
Hannah graduated from New College of Florida in 2018, where she earned her BA in Psychology and Economics. Her degree culminated in an undergraduate thesis about how general stereotypes of race and class affect how women of different backgrounds are perceived by others. In addition, she interned at multiple nonprofits in Florida, working to aid adults with severe and persistent mental illness develop vocational skills and to reform policy for an addiction services organization.
Pertula George-Redd is a seasoned non-profit professional and program manager specializing in civic engagement, sustainable international development, youth development, and non-profit management. Pertula has worked on the front lines of social justice and food service for over twelve years. She has served as a grant reviewer for the USDA and Echoing Green and as an adviser on the Sustainable DC Green Ribbon Committee. Pertula holds a Masters’ Degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University and a Bachelors’ in International Studies from Midwestern State University. She is also a certified vinyasa flow and prenatal yoga instructor. Pertula is originally from St. Lucia and has lived and studied in Barbados and the United States. Pertula enjoys practicing yoga, traveling, reading, biking, and cooking. She lives in Maryland with her family.
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.
Karin works on communications, awards, publications, and a few other miscellaneous projects for CCMA. Interested in international history and politics, she completed her MA at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, after receiving an undergrad in history and French from Calvin College in Michigan. She enjoys hiking, reading a good book, and playing roller derby. She lives in Frederick with her family.
Gabrielle Dibonge has an MBA in Human Resource Management from Carlow University and a BA in Nonprofit Management and Public Relations from Slippery Rock University. She served previously as Center Director for Higher Achievement Pittsburgh, an organization that provides students with college and career readiness starting from middle school, where Gabbie worked directly with disadvantaged and underrepresented youth and their families. She has been a long-standing volunteer with the Patcha Foundation, working behind the scenes on marketing and social media. Last year Gabrielle was pleased to present on her experience as a pre-menopausal breast cancer survivor, and to join the Patcha Foundation as Junior Board member. She also created the #LoveMyself campaign to promote prevention and the early detection of cancers.
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.