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Madeline Yates

Executive Director
yates@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Madeline is the founding director of the Transform 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 B.A. and M.A. are from Gettysburg and Hood College, respectively. 

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Associate Director
wagner@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Anthony has professional and research experience working in international education contexts. As an undergraduate student, he researched youth civic engagement and the work of community-based organizations in a township of Durban, South Africa. He was a 2018-2020 Fulbright grantee at a federal university in Brazil. He is currently a doctoral student at NYU Steinhardt studying international education. His research interests focus on education development and civic and community engagement in higher education. He received a B.A. from Gettysburg College in 2017 and an MS.Ed from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2021. Anthony grew up on a family farm in Western Pennsylvania.

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Meredith Gersten

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator
gersten@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Meredith comes to the nonprofit sector after a decade as a music educator. She moved to Maryland in 2021 after completing a certificate in Nonprofit Arts Management and is very excited to begin her tenure with Transform Mid-Atlantic. At TMA, Meredith oversees all aspects of the organization's AmeriCorps VISTA grant, collaboratively developing new campus-community partnerships and supporting 35+ project sites throughout the region. Currently, she volunteers as an assistant coach with Girls on the Run and chairs the International Clarinet Association’s Youth Involvement Committee. You may see her running around Frederick with the Steeplechasers or playing her clarinet in the FCC Wind Ensemble.

Kitty Clark

Assistant Director of Programs & Communications
clark@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Kitty Clark joins Transform Mid-Atlantic with a diverse background in non-profit arts administration, the performing arts, municipal government service, and teaching dance and yoga to people of all ages including at Shepherd University, Wilson College, and Hagerstown Community College. In a career that has taken her from NYC to DC, and from Ontario to the WV/MD region, Kitty has gained extensive experience in event planning and implementation, fundraising, marketing and promotion, performing arts curation and production, and educational initiatives. She is looking forward to working with the TMA team and serving with an organization whose goals for positive change so closely align with her own. She holds a BA in History from Vassar College and an MFA in Dance from Smith College. She currently lives in beautiful Washington County, MD.

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Pat Bassett

Assistant to the Director and Financial Manager
bassett@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Pat recently moved back to South Jersey where she was born, raised and lived most of her life after living in the Gettysburg, PA area for two decades. She worked for Kosta Glove and Safety for 28 years before moving to Pennsylvania and then back to New Jersey 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. 

Zandra Cuff

JEDI and Special Projects AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
cuff@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Zandra is a three time AmeriCorps VISTA, previously serving as a VISTA Leader for North Carolina Campus Compact in 2018. During her time at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she developed a passion for public policy and law, and how these tools can be used to address poverty. Her experience with AmeriCorps VISTA has deepened her belief of the power of community and how we must work together with unique partners to accomplish change. In her free time she enjoys listening to her diverse music collection and playing guitar. 

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Linda Thiele

Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Communications and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
thiele@transformmidatlantic.org                                                                                                                (301) 696-3280

Linda is serving as Transform Mid-Atlantic's Communications and Strategic Partnership Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA member. As an undergraduate student at The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), Linda previously had the privilege of serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member, where she worked with a local AIDS Outreach Program, designed to bring resources and assistance to underserved areas, within West Alabama. She received a B.A.Degree from The University of Alabama, majoring in English Literature. She is currently working towards a Master of Science Degree through The University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business, with a focus on Digital Marketing.

La'Teya Burrows

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
burrows@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

La'Teya Burrows is a Baltimore City native, where she has worked in the nonprofit community and healthcare sector for over twenty years. Her passion is to coach, educate, and empower others to leverage struggles as lessons and opportunities for growth and success. La'Teya also strives to help others uncover barriers/issues affecting their lives, both personal and professional, and helping them create a plan to solve the problems they face. As a human service professional, she has taught youth the importance of community and capacity building and coached those affected by grief and substance abuse. Her core principles are impartiality, unity, neutrality, independence, and volunteer services. La'Teya's intellectual curiosity drives her to be a lifelong learner. As such, she holds a Master's degree in Human Service Administration with a concentration in Addiction Counseling from the University of Baltimore, where she is also currently pursuing a Master's degree in Psychology. La'Teya aspires to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

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