Madeline Yates

Madeline Yates Executive Director
(301) 676-3192

Madeline is the founding director of the Maryland-DC Campus Compact 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 Fullbrights 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.

Karin Abma

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

Karin works on the MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA program and communications for MDCCC. 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.

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.

Emily Knowles-Kellett

Emily Knowles-KellettP-20 CONNECTS Partnerships Coordinator

Emily has a background in healthy youth development and community partnership-building. Working with NYC and Chicago non-profit organizations, Emily worked with teachers in under-served school districts to infuse core curricula with sustainable arts and integrative learning opportunities. She taught Social Studies in Maryland and Pennsylvania before serving as the local coordinator of the federal Drug Free Communities program in Adams County, Pennsylvania with Collaborating for Youth. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in Teaching Social Studies form Hunter College – CUNY.

Courtney Lennartz

Courtney LennartzPresidents’ Institute Coordinator

Courtney Lennartz is the Coordinator for the 2016 President’s Institute. She is also currently a PhD student and research fellow studying higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her MEd in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University (2015) and received her BS degree in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2013). In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading, kayaking, and cooking new meals.

Nick Seitler

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
(301) 696-3281

Nick received a BS in environmental science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After graduating he completed a year of AmeriCorps service in Knoxville, TN focusing on recycling education and community outreach. During his time in Knoxville he also volunteered as a tutor and mentor at the Community Action Committee East Neighborhood Center and helped coordinate events focused on environmental issues for several organizations. He is currently pursuing his MS in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore.