Candace B. Hollingsworth


Candace B. Hollingsworth is a nonprofit professional and currently the chief financial officer for one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit investigative journalism newsrooms. Having extensive knowledge of nonprofits, Hollingsworth has consulted with public sector organizations (nonprofits and federal agencies) about early childhood, healthcare, and international development to help drive social change via business process improvement, technology enhancements, and strategic planning.

In September 2014, she founded (with two colleagues and fellow Prince George’s County residents) a management consulting firm that specializes in consulting to nonprofits (Pink Frog, Inc.) In 2011, Hollingsworth was elected to represent Ward 1 on the Hyattsville City Council and was later selected by her colleagues to serve as council president in 2013. Hollingsworth currently serves as chair of the board for ECO City Farms (the first urban farm in Prince George’s County) and vice chair of the advisory board for the Law, Education, and Public Service Academy for Prince George’s County public schools system.

Hollingsworth holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University. Her expertise is in nonprofit management and social policy. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and currently resides in Hyattsville with her husband and two children.

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