Board of Directors

Tricia Homer, Board Chair

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.

David Milligan, Vice Chair

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.

Nick Brennan, Treasurer

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.

Eric Grims, Secretary

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.

Cheryl Molinatto, At-large

Cheryl has been a resident of College Park since 2006.  She worked for 5 years with students at the University of Maryland through campus ministry before transitioning to the field of public health nutrition. Currently she is a stay-at-home mom who spends her days with her delightful toddler. Living and working in College Park has been a wonderful experience for Cheryl, and she hopes for College Park to be an even more attractive, community-oriented city for families, businesses, students, and non-profit organizations.

Margaret “Peggy” Kane

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.

Kate Kennedy

Kate Kennedy

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.

Jacqueline Pearce Garrett

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.

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