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.
Michelle Avaroma is from Miami, FL and earned her BA in history and international affairs from Florida State University. She graduated in 2014 with an MA in public administration, specializing in nonprofit management from FSU. Michelle previously served as the Communications Coordinator for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, a not-for-profit association serving at-risk youth, and as a graduate assistant with PeaceJam Southeast. She enjoys traveling, volunteering, and searching for the perfect empanada.
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.
Olakemi (Kemi) Teru, grew up in all parts Baltimore. Since she could remember, Kemi always wanted Baltimore to flourish with success. After the 2015 Baltimore Uprising, she became determined to help improve the lives of others, especially those living in Baltimore. She recently served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Strong City Baltimore as a Community Mobilizer for the 29th Street Community Center. Kemi is an alum of Morgan State University and the Baltimore School of the Arts. In college, she majored in communications and hopes to use her craft and skills to one day tell the stories of others through film.
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.
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.
Charles hails from a golfing community in Huntsville, Texas but the access to the golf courses hasn’t improved his skill. He has six children, four girls and two boys, and also has 18 grandchildren. Charles graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a double major in History and Geography. He is retired from AT&T where he was a National Accounts Manager. His main customers were international corporations and Hospitals in the Houston Medical Center. After he retired he accepted several assignments with the U.S. Peace Corps. The countries on his resume include Nepal, Ukraine, Honduras, Madagascar, Georgia, and Armenia.
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.
Leilani Fryauff is a masters student in clinical counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her a BS in psychology from UMBC and a BA in communications from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Newsletter Chair member for the Maryland Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (MAMCD). She has volunteered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for several years. She is also the proud mother of two children and encourages their growth through civic engagement and service.