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Lauren Hoops-Schmieg

Executive Director

Lauren arrived at Hill House in July 2013 with years of marketing and program management experience. Just prior to Hill House, Lauren spent several years as the Vice President of Communications and County-Wide Services at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. Lauren also served as the organization's Camp Director for Camp Grosvenor, supervising the Unit Directors of their three clubhouses during the school-year; overseeing and growing the Aquatics Program; grant writing and reporting; and managing facilities as caretaker at Camp Grosvenor.

Lauren earned her MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (where she also minored in History, Economics and Anthropology). Lauren spent the first ten years of her professional career in senior marketing roles at scientific publishing houses Reed Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer, as well as Wellesley Information Services. During her marketing years, she successfully marketed the launch of two web sites, the US edition of New Scientist magazine and hundreds of scientific/academic books and journals. 

Lauren lives in Marshfield Hills with her family including her husband Charles, two children Charlie (16) and Madeleine (12), and their gray cat Sasha.  In her spare time, Lauren enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, traveling, camping, and collecting rare books.

Contact: or extension 180.

Dianne Powers

Senior Director of Development 

Dianne is thrilled to be back at Hill House after a two-year absence.  She originally joined Hill House's development office in July 2010.  Dianne oversees Hill house's major fundraising events, including the Wine Dinner and Fall Fundraiser, as well as Annual Appeal and other strategic initiatives. Before joining Hill House, Dianne worked in the development departments of the College of the Holy Cross and Citi Performing Arts Center (now the Boch Center for the Performing Arts).  She is a proud graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where she earned her B.A. in Theatre with a Deaf Studies/American Sign Language with a concentration. 

Dianne lives in Wakefield with her husband Mat and their three children: Harrison, Jackson and Cecilia.  When not at Hill House, you can find Dianne spending time with her kids and teaching at a local dance school. 

Contact: or extension 220.


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Marshall Caldera

Program Director

Marshall was promoted to Program Director in May, 2021 after spending time as Hill House's Athletics Director and Athletics Manager. Marshall joined Hill House as a Day Camp counselor in the summer 2010, while he was attending the University of Maine to study English. From there, he began helping with our sports programs as a Program Assistant and then as an Athletics Instructor. After growing up in the North End and being a part of Hill House's Little League program when he was young, Marshall is more than excited to be giving back to the community that raised him and to pass on the valuable experience of youth sports in the inner city to the next generation.

Marshall is passionate about making Hill House as great as it can be and providing local area children the best opportunities to grow up through our programs. In his spare time, Marshall still plays recreation level softball and basketball and enjoys keeping up with the ever-entertaining sports teams of Boston.

Contact: or extension 130.



Adriana Donohue

Senior Instructor for Enrichment Programs, 2015 Instructor of the Year

Adriana moved into her role of Senior Instructor for Enrichment Programs in November of 2019. She began her Hill House run in 2012 as a playgroup facilitator. She has since then been a jack of all trades, teaching tumbling, art, science and cooking. Her classes are taught in both English and Spanish, providing a multilingual classroom for the Hill House kids. She has also been a part of the Kiddie Kamp in the summer, starting as a counselor and currently serving as the Team Leader. Adriana loves spending her time with the Hill House kids, watching them laugh, learn and grow. She sees every class as a unique experience, and the kids are so special to her. She especially loves seeing the families outside of the Firehouse and loves being able to say hi to them in the neighborhood.

Originally from Mexico, Adriana currently lives in the West End with her husband, son (Emilio) and dog (Bruin). She loves to cook, read and walk around the city and Charles River with Bruin. 

Favorite Quote: "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."



Ryan Flanagan

Senior Athletics Coordinator, 2017 Instructor of the Year

Ryan joined Hill House as the Senior Athletics Coordinator in November of 2019. Truly a jack of all trades when it comes to Athletics at Hill House, Ryan has coached everything from baseball to basketball, soccer and gymnastics, and also spends his summers as the Team Leader of Hill House's Day Camp. He has spent over 15 years as a coach in multiple capacities, and hails from New Jersey. Ryan truly loves the Hill House kids, as he is constantly surprised how he can recall so many names from his time here. He loves that he gets the chance to watch them grow from ages 3-12. Outside of work, Ryan plays baseball recreationally, loves cooking and spending time with his girlfriend. 

Favorite Quote: "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too." - Yogi Berra



Jonny Ferrarini

Athletics Coordinator

Jonny joined Hill House as Athletics Coordinator in April, 2021. Jonny has a Sports Management background, and played collegiate soccer at Emmanuel College (MA). Starting off as an Athletics Intern, Jonny has become a mainstay in the Hill House Athletics program, coaching soccer, basketball and more. He enjoys interacting with children and families in the various programs Hill House athletics has to offer. Outside of the athletics program, Jonny loves to play soccer and hanging out with his family and dogs; Marley and Quinn.  

Favorite Quote: "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”


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Patty Kennedy

Finance Manager

Patty joined Hill House in November 2014 and brings over 30 years of experience in the accounting field. While raising two daughters in Manchester-by-the-Sea, she was actively involved in several nonprofit organizations on the North Shore.  She held the position of Treasurer in her daughters' co-operative pre-school Magic Years, Treasurer of The Manchester Mother's Club, The Manchester PTO and was instrumental in the start-up of The Parents of Manchester Essex Middle School. Now that her daughters are older, she has spent the past six years as an independent consultant of small business accounting management, specializing in QuickBooks. 

In her leisure time, Patty enjoys quality time with her family, home renovation, traveling, skiing, boating, tennis and has recently taken up golf.

Contact: or extension 120.



Meredith Adamczyk

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach

Meredith joined Hill House in November 2016 and brings over eight years of experience in the communications field. She has worked in both athletics and nonprofit, and loves that Hill House is a combination of both. In past roles, she has helped develop new branding and marketing initiatives, grown sponsorship opportunities, coordinated major events and built lasting relationships with local media outlets. Graduating from the University of Georgia in 2007, she loves watching her Bulldogs on football Saturdays and heads to Fenway Park to catch the Red Sox as often as possible. 

Currently residing in Somerville, Meredith lives with her husband Dave and daughters Brielle and Emmeline.

Contact: or extension 230.


Vonnika Figaro

Program Office Assistant

Born and raised in Boston, Vonnika feels right at home at Hill House. Currently studying to become a Paralegal, Vonnika brings a wealth of experience working with kids. She comes from a big family and is a big kid at heart, which is why she loves working with the Hill House community. When she's not here, you can find her teaching CPR classes, or supporting our city's homeless population. 

Contact: or extension 100.


**Many thanks to our friends and neighbors, Infinity Portrait Design for taking the headshots of our team.