Nonprofit Institute Staff

cfogarty2021.jpgCara Fogarty joined the Nonprofit Institute in the fall of 2016. She works with nonprofits throughout Southern Maryland focusing on professional development, capacity building, and collaboration. Prior to working with the Nonprofit Institute, she spent nearly a decade working for a nonprofit organization in St. Mary’s County. In this capacity, she served on the Nonprofit Institute Advisory Council for St. Mary’s County and the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Hospitality Advisory Committee. 

Prior to working in the nonprofit arena, Fogarty was a journalist in both commercial and public radio. After working as a news reporter in Columbus, Ohio, and upstate New York, she joined the now-defunct Mutual Broadcasting System/NBC Radio Network in Arlington, Va., where she produced national newscasts. She later joined NPR in Washington, DC, where she was the supervising online editor for in the early days of the web.

Fogarty is on hiatus as an adjunct professor at CSM where she teaches writing and communication courses. She serves on the Charles County Economic Development Department Advisory Board's Business Outreach Committee. During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, she served on the Charles County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force and on the Maryland Governor’s Nonprofit Working Group which made recommendations to Governor Hogan’s COVID-19 response plan, "Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery."

She holds a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree from SUNY/Oneonta, and is a Standards for Excellence Institute® Licensed Consultant.

michelle-sullivanMichelle Sullivan joined the Nonprofit Institute in the fall of 2016 where she serves as a resource for nonprofits as they navigate the ever-increasingly complex landscape of the nonprofit sector.

Sullivan is the executive director of All Ages Read Together (AART), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia. AART has more than 100 children enrolled in 12 programs, including an expansion of two new programs in Alexandria, Va.

AART prepares these vulnerable learners for a positive and successful entry into elementary school and engages volunteers of all ages in the lively and inspiring process of educating and mentoring young minds.  The teachers spend time nurturing children’s strengths and encouraging them to reach new heights.

Sullivan's previous experience included executive director for Access Hope as well as director in the department of public policy at the United Cerebral Palsy’s national office, and she also served in the Office of Public Liaison in the White House.

Sullivan lives in Southern Maryland with her husband and three children.  She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Syracuse University where she was part of the first class to operate a Children’s Rights Clinic in a U.S. law school. Sullivan is a Standards for Excellence Institute® Licensed Consultant.

dbarber.jpegDanielle Barber joined the Nonprofit Institute in the winter of 2022 as an intern in CSM's Work-based Learning program. As of July 2022, she is the outreach specialist where she manages the monthly newsletter Nonprofit Spotlight, writes social media posts, and assists with creating a nonprofit leadership program for students.

Barber was born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland. She lives at home with her parents, younger brother, and grandmother. Her family has one dog and three cats. Her interests include writing, drawing, traveling with family, and going on outdoor walks. She graduated from Chopticon High School in May 2020. In addition to receiving her diploma, she graduated with a Certificate of Merit and an Academy of Finance Endorsement.

Barber attended the College of Southern Maryland. She graduated in May 2022 with two associate degrees; one in general studies and another in communication. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies at the University of Maryland Global Campus.




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