Cara Duggan received her BA in Theater from UMass Amherst and her MA in Dramaturgy from Catholic University before deciding to make a career change. Utilizing her theater skills such as group-work and thinking on your feet, she joined Communitas as a Skills Instructor in 2012.

Cara worked as an Instructor and a Case Manager before eventually moving into an Assistant Director position. During her time at Communitas, Cara earned an M.Ed. in Autism and Behavioral Studies from Endicott College.

In 2018, Cara became the Director of the Day Habilitation program in Beverly. The Beverly program houses multiple models to fit the needs of all individuals including Life Choices, a creative program where participants are taught meaningful and essential skills for everyday living, and Upward, a unique program tailored towards adults with Autism but without an intellectual disability.