Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG), the parent organization of Compass 82, was established in November 2012 with support and guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, New Jersey Joint Field Office during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The organization has been a trusted resource and lifeline orchestrating successful recovery solutions for households. OCLTRG’s effective knowledge, guidance and leadership yielded a broad network of mental, emotional and financial support for 5,000+ displaced individuals and more than $12 million to homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy. OCLTRG received tax-exempt (501c3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in April 2014.

Leveraging OCLTRG’s vast experience with disaster survivors, Compass 82 launched in 2016 to provide guidance during the early days following a disaster. The assistance offered to disaster survivors by Compass 82 is one-of-a-kind and essential to insuring homeowners receive the necessary resources for putting their lives back together as quickly as possible.


Founder & Executive Director:

Susan Marticek is a disaster recovery expert who has worked passionately in emergency management for 18 years with key positions at the American Red Cross, FEMA and the Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG). Her dedicated assistance in recovery efforts for 9/11 and Hurricanes Katrina and Irene equipped her with the empathy, knowledge and expertise to be uniquely qualified to lead Compass 82 and its mission.

Insurance Expert:

David Charles has 40+ years experience in the insurance industry as an independent adjuster and expert witness. His career has been dedicated exclusively to claims following disasters.

Chief Counsel:

Melissa Luckman, Esq. is the Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Touro Law Center Disaster Relief Clinic, which provides pro bono legal services to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. She is a nationally recognized expert in disaster recovery, and focuses her practice on insurance litigation, alternative dispute resolution and real estate transactions. She has served as a consultant to various local, state and federal government offices on disaster response and preparedness, specifically with regard to the re-authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, as well as implementation of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery programs. In addition, she is a member of the New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association Disaster Legal Services Team.

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