Board of Directors

Eric Grims, Board Chair

Eric Grims is a currently a Production Coordinator for The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. He was previously is a Project Manager and Account Executive at eventEQ, where he oversaw design and implementation of event production for corporate events, concerts, private parties and political events. He has produced events for clients such as the 2012 Presidential Campaign, White House Communications, National Network to End Domestic Violence, University of Maryland, Center for Democracy and Technology, and the National Museum of American History. Since 1999, he has also been Scenic + Lighting Designer for the Rorschach Theatre. He was previously an Artist in Residence at American University.

Nick Brennan, Vice Chair

Nick Brennan is a fundraising and marketing professional and has worked with leading arts, cultural and human service organizations, including Arena Stage, the National Cathedral, the Levine School of Music, National Endowment for the Arts and United Cerebral Palsy. Nick currently works in the development office at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Originally from western Massachusetts, Nick received his Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre at Catholic University. A resident of College Park since 2011, Nick lives in Berwyn with his husband PJ and their two labradoodles, Gus and Sam.

Kate Kennedy

Kate KennedyTreasurer

Kate Kennedy joined CPCF’s board in late 2015 and brings over 12 years of experience as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development, and membership recruitment.  She is currently the Director of Development for the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free private school serving girls from Anacostia, DC.  Kate is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and holds an MBA from Georgetown University.  She lives in the Hollywood neighborhood of College Park where she can frequently be seen at the Farmers Marker or cautiously riding her bike on the trolley trail with her boyfriend Bill.

David Milligan, Secretary

Dave Milligan has lived in College Park for more than twenty years.  He is a past President of the College Park Boys and Girls Club, served two terms on the College Park City Council, and currently Chairs the College Park Citizen Corps Committee.  He is a volunteer travel soccer coach and works as the Training Director for a small government agency.

Abigail Delgado, Board Member

Rosa Abigail Delgado has been a resident of College Park for 16 years. She was born in El Salvador and got her bachelors in social work. Abigail current works for College Park Youth and Family Service Center as a coordinator for the Hispanic parent support group.

Jennifer Delgado, Board Member

Jennifer Delgado is a student at Prince George Community College,  working on getting her Bachelors degree in social work. Jennifer works at College Park’s Youth and Family Services as a lead teacher. She has been a resident of College Park for 14 years.

Jacqueline Pearce GarrettBoard Member

Jackie is passionate about helping nonprofits and social entrepreneurs build infrastructure that creates sustainable organizations. She first developed an interest in philanthropy while she was working as a trainer and management consultant for a national capacity building program. After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 2005, Jackie returned to the area in 2010 when she and her husband bought a house in North College Park.

Tim Tormoen, Board Member

Tim Tormoen joined the Heart of America team in 2017 as the Vice President – Administration and Operations, a non-profit organization that reimagines, re-designs and remodels public spaces so communities can see the possibilities to learn, thrive and grow.  His responsibilities include managing the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization while making the team’s work easy and economical.  Prior to his tenure at Heart of America, Tim was the Associate Executive Director – Alumni Engagement and Outreach at the University of Maryland Alumni Association since 2012.  His primary responsibilities include providing leadership to the Alumni Engagement and Outreach team as they develop and implement a variety of life-stage, affinity, and regional network initiatives to connect our alumni back to the university as well as provide key insights on effective and efficient organizational process.   Additionally, he created and manages the Association’s professional development programs.

Previous to coming to Hear of America and the University of Maryland, Tim spent over 15 years in the private sector with Target Corporation, focusing his work on entertainment marketing, brand partnerships, and corporate philanthropy.  During his time at Target, his team raised over $7 million for organizations like the American Red Cross, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.   He managed the music marketing program for five years, which resulted in the creation of over 20 exclusive CDs for the organization and he ended his career at Target working with various internal partners on their community based initiatives, most notably the creationa and implementation of the Meals for Minds program in conjunction with Target’s school library makeover program and the partnership with the American Red Cross on their disaster response efforts, National Night Out and the Salvation Army School Spree.

Tim is active in the community and is a board member of the College Park Community Foundation  as well as volunteered for many organizations including Heart of America, the Berwyn Heights Recreation Council, Food and Friends, the College Park Food Bank, and the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center.

Tim earned his BS degree in marketing at St Cloud State University and his master’s degree in marketing at Capella University.

Tricia Homer, Affiliate Board Member

Tricia Homer is a trainer and facilitator with ten years of experience in marketing and communications. She aims to help others reach their full potential through her work in community development and organizational development. She is also producer, performer and teaching artist and has worked on events, film, television and commercial productions in a variety of capacities. She is originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Margaret “Peggy” Kane, Affiliate Board

Peggy Kane is an Oncology Nurse Navigator who helps guide patients through their cancer journey. She has served in many leadership roles locally, regionally and nationally for the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Cancer Society, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and facilitates support groups for survivors. Committed to community involvement, she also serves on the College Park Farmers Market Committee and even her dog Kirby volunteers at the Community Library for children’s reading programs.

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