Our Team

Tim Burkman (President), Lucy Hrivnak (Treasurer), Salena Anderson (Secretary), Perry Riffel, & Jon Costas

Something that makes Compass unique is that we are largely volunteer run. Thankfully, we welcome many retired, current, and future teachers as helpers. We even enjoy the support of many retired and current Valparaiso University professors. Some of our volunteers have been working with our families since the very beginning, which means they’ve known some of our young elementary school students since they were born!

Compass is guided by a dedicated team of Board Members who brainstorm when challenges arise, seek to raise funds, and plan to see Compass thrive for years to come. Compass Board Members are the following: Professor Salena Anderson, Tim Burkman, Jon Costas, Lucy Hrivnak, Professor Perry Riffel, and Charmari Downing (not pictured).