Katherine Bennett

As a Staff Assistant for Compass Advocacy, Katherine works closely with the both the Government Relations and Management teams by scheduling meetings and providing necessary office support. Katherine interfaces with clients during visits to the Annapolis office as well as during client intake. Day to day, Katherine works to ensure the office runs smoothly by answering phones and supplementing office logistics and procurement as necessary.

Katherine received her B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she also had the opportunity to intern for Maryland State Delegate Dana Jones. Outside of her work on the Compass team, Katherine spends much of her life on the water. As an Annapolis native, she grew up competitively sailing and coaching sailing, and continues to do so on weekends.

Kirsten Ostrom

Kirsten oversees all operational aspects of Compass Advocacy. She also manages the firm’s human resources needs, including compensation, benefit administration, and employee policies. Kirsten is also a member of the Compass finance team and conducts company-wide financial audits. In addition, she coordinates firm compliance, insurance, and risk management matters.

Previously, Kirsten was a File Clerk/Policy Analyst Support to the Maryland House Ways & Means Committee and has played key administrative roles in healthcare companies including Product Manager in Product Development & Management for a Behavioral Health and Wellness corporation, and Patient Care Coordinator for an Orthopedic surgical facility.

Additional Background 

Kirsten continues to pursue her interest in medicine through research and attending lectures.  She previously volunteered at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology unit, and her interest in cancer research especially continues.  In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor adventuring and exploring nature, traveling, and cooking.

Reginald Johnson

As Chief Financial Officer, Reginald is responsible for the financial operations of Compass Advocacy’s enterprise firms.  He provides financial report analyses, develop firm-wide budgets and strategic planning reports to the Executive Leadership Team, while overseeing the accounting department, and external accounting consultants and contractors.  In addition, Reginald is responsible for managing the department’s day-to-day duties of billing, collections, and account receivable.  He also plays a key role in developing and implementing the accounting department’s policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Compass, Reginald served as a financial operation consultant to various Fortune 500 companies and Not-for-profit organizations in the Washington DC/MD/VA area.  Before that, he worked as the Financial Controller for an International media company, HQ’d in Alexandra, VA.  His career spans more than 20 years of varied industry experience in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy.

When Reginald is not financially navigating the business, in his spare time he enjoys mentoring college-bound youth, traveling abroad, and alpine skiing.

Ellen Davis

Ellen wears many hats on the Compass management team. She directs all maintenance and upkeep in our two offices, including furnishing, engaging contractors, and acquiring supplies. Ellen also works closely with our IT contractors and employees concerning all technology needs. In addition, she works with the Vice President of Operations on human resource matters, with respect to employee sourcing, conducting interviews, hiring, and on-boarding. She directs the marketing committee for Compass, including website and brand development, event planning, composing newsletters, and advertising. Ellen also oversees the Staff Assistant position in our Annapolis office.

In addition to Ellen’s management roles, she Chairs the firm’s Sustainability Committee where she facilitates energy-saving, recycling measures, and sustainable practices for Compass as well as coordinating volunteer efforts in the community.

Prior to joining Compass in early 2020, she spent 5 years working seasonally in environmental education and adventure tourism. She has held positions such as ski rental tech, whitewater rafting scheduling and logistics in Colorado, and a visitor services internship with the Fish & Wildlife Service in Michigan. She worked in the field as an educator on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as a group leader in Denali National Park where she led learning vacations across the state of Alaska.

Originally from Harford County, Maryland, Ellen enjoys hiking and skiing with her husband, dancing the tango, and being outside.

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