CCMA Staff


Madeline Yates

Madeline Yates Executive Director
(301) 676-3192

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.

Corinne DeRoberts

Corinne DeRoberts Associate Director of Programs
(301) 696-3279

Corinne hails from Boonton, NJ and received her B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Towson University. She received her M.S. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University. After receiving her B.A., Corinne served as the Towson University Maryland Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Service-Learning Coordinator. After graduate school, Corinne worked at Towson University as the Coordinator of Community Service where she engaged students in long and short term volunteer opportunities. Corinne enjoys road trips, crafting, and cheering on the New York Yankees.

Pertula George-Redd

Pertula George-Redd AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
(301) 696-3282

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 frontlines 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 advisor 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 Abma

Karin Abma CCMA VISTA and Communications Coordinator
(301) 696-3282

Karin works on the CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA program and communications for CCMA. Interested in international history and politics, she completed her Master’s 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.

Ellie Blaser

Karin Abma AmeriCorps VISTA P20 Coordinator

Eleanor is a recent graduate of Hood College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. Born in Frederick, MD, Eleanor grew up near the Annapolis area before moving back to Frederick to attend college. While at Hood, she succeeded academically and made her mark on the campus by writing for the Hood newspaper and being featured on the Best of Hood webpage. Her interests include literature, policy, and social justice.

Pat Bassett

Pat Bassett Office Manager
(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.

Ivana Lopez Espinosa

Web Developer and Special Projects Intern

Ivana is in her second year at Gettysburg College. She plans recieving her B.A. in Sociology with a double minor in German Studies and Music. Ivana is planning on a career in the administation side of higher education. She is the first student assistant at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Gettysburg College.