Welcome to CMTA Compass!

Are you 19-30 years old? Do you have CMT? Would you like to connect with others and help create an amazing community? Welcome to COMPASS! The new Young Adult Group from the CMTA.

To receive COMPASS updates, please fill out the registration form below. If you have questions about COMPASS, please contact Jonah Berger, National Youth Programs Manager at jonah@cmtausa.org


Compass Meeting Schedule

November 27th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Giving Thanks to CMT

December 18th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Accomplishment Sharing & Secret Santa

January 22nd, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: CMT New Year’s Resolutions & Goals for the Year

February 26th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Athletics & How to Stay Active with CMT

March 26th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Mental Health & CMT

April 23rd, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Leg Braces

May 28th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Job Searching with CMT

June 25th, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: Pride Month with CMT

July 23rd, 6:00 p.m. ET
Topic: CMT Life Hacks 


Compass Steering Committee

Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger, National Youth Programs Manager and Compass Leader

DeWitt, Michigan

Jonah, who also serves as director of the CMTA’s Camp Footprint, lives in Dewitt, Michigan and helps coordinate the activities of Compass.

Katerina Ballsmith

Katerina Ballsmith

Southern California

Katerina is in her early twenties and lives in Southern California. She is a senior in college and will soon graduate with a bachelor’s in Psychology. Some of her passions include dance and writing. Katerina was diagnosed at 18 with a rare form of CMT (CMTRIC). She wants to help young adults find community and connect with others, that understand the struggles this disability brings.

Julia Beron

Julia Beron

Raleigh, North Carolina

When my time was up on the CMTA Youth Council, I knew I wasn’t finished. Here I was, at 22 years old, wondering how I could continue to stay deeply involved within a community that is so close to my heart. That was when it hit me, what about those who are navigating life in their 20s, some of us in the most stressful periods in our lives, especially with a disability. My hope for COMPASS is that young adults with CMT have an outlet and community supporting them in the same ways the Youth Council has supported me and so many other youth living with CMT!