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Our Staff
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Our Staff
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Martha Fitzpatrick Bishai

Director of Education and Program Development
bishai@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Martha has fifteen years of experience in the education nonprofit sector and the design of both in-school and after-school enrichment programs and curricula. Since 2012, she has served as founding Director of The Umkhumbane Schools Project, an NGO based in Durban, South Africa that draws on the power of engagement with universities and other community partners to bring resources to a cluster of deeply disadvantaged township schools. This work continues to inform and embolden Martha’s enduring interest in advancing equity and sustainability through education. Martha holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is an active member of The Climate Reality Leadership Corps, the Comparative and International Education Society, and Maryland activities for The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

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Nicki Fiocco

Director of Programs and Communications
fiocco@transformmidatlantic.org
(301) 696-3280

Nicki has more than a decade of leadership experience in the field of national service, service learning and volunteerism.  She is particularly passionate about connecting people with opportunities through workforce development and professional networking. Nicki serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Community ToolBank and was part of the inaugural Alumni Committee for Service Year Alliance 2020 - 2022.  She served as Regional Voice Lead for the Baltimore DC Metro area for the IMPACT 2030 council (2018 - 2021). She received her undergraduate degree from the University Maryland Baltimore County,  and holds a certificate from University Maryland, Do Good Institute for the  Nonprofit Leadership and Management graduate program. Nicki is a proud AmeriCorps alumni serving with Volunteer Maryland 2011 - 2012.

Anthony Wagner V

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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Pat Bassett

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.

Jared McLean

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

Jared McLean is a Maryland native, growing up on a family poultry farm. He received his B.A. at Salisbury University studying early Maryland history. After college, Jared decided to join AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) as a Member and traveled across the United States volunteering his time and service at food banks, national parks, and various nonprofit organizations. As a recent graduate of the NCCC program, Jared decided to join Transform Mid-Atlantic's AmeriCorps VISTA program as a VISTA Leader, where he will help to support, mentor, and advise the program's 30+ AmeriCorps VISTA members across the region.

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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.