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 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.

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.

Hilary Eddy Stipelman

Hilary Eddy Stipelman Executive Assistant
(301) 696-3280

Hilary Eddy Stipelman recently moved to Frederick from New York, and joins the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic as its Executive Assistant. Hilary is a seasoned program administrator with over 15 years of professional experience working with nonprofit organizations. Hilary is the former Director of Outreach & Exhibitions at The Anne Frank Center USA, where she was in charge of the Center’s North American Traveling Exhibitions program. Hilary holds a BA from Smith College and an MS Ed in Museum Education from Bank Street College.

Karin Abma

Karin Abma MDCCC 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.

Alicia Cassis

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
(301) 696-3281

Alicia is originally from Clarksburg, Maryland and has a Bachelor of Arts in History. While previously serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity, she became interested in anti-poverty policy and later worked for a Community Economic Development Clinic during law school. She has served as a private attorney on the Court Appointed List for the Mecklenburg County, Public Defender’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been an advocate for community outreach programs.

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-KellettP20 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.

Arzu Ozcan

Pat Bassett P20 CONNECTS Graduate Intern

Arzu is an international graduate student at Hood College, expecting to graduate in May 2017. She is pursuing her master’s degree in Business Administration. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Arzu has 19 years of managerial experience in finance, marketing and communications working for international companies, Metso Minerals and Sandvik Mining in Turkey. After moving to the United States in Aug, 2015; she worked as a Data Manager at United Way Frederick County, where she had her first experience working in a non-profit organization. Arzu is a mother of two daughters, and she enjoys playing and exploring with them.