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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 Norwell with her family including her husband Charles, two children Charlie (13) and Madeleine (9), and their dog and cat.  In her spare time, Lauren enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, traveling, camping and collecting rare books.  

​Contact: lschmieg@hillhouseboston.org or extension 180.
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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 (6), Jackson (4) and Cecilia (1).  When not at Hill House, you can find Dianne spending time with her kids and teaching at a local dance school. 

Contact: dpowers@hillhouseboston.org or extension 220.

 

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Marshall Caldera

Athletic Director

Marshall was promoted to Athletic Director in October, 2019, after spending time as Hill House's Athletics Coordinator 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: mcaldera@hillhouseboston.org or extension 130.

 

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Chelsea Evered

Program Coordinator

Chelsea is from the Connecticut shoreline and originally came to Boston for school. She attended Emerson College and received a B.A. in Acting and a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies. After graduating, she began teaching theater in all shapes and forms around Boston, including Hill House. She has taught musical theater, improv, mask classes and created original productions from start to finish with students. At Hill House, Chelsea has taught Musical Theater, S.T.E.M, Tumble Time and violin lessons. She has also been a Hill House camp counselor and program assistant. In addition to all she does at Hill House, Chelsea is a professional actor and published poetry author. She has many passions but ultimately hopes to have a positive impact on the community through Hill house, teaching children and art.

Contact: cevered@hillhouseboston.org or extension 140.

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Adriana Donohue

Senior Instructor for Enrichment Programs

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."

Contact: adonohue@hillhouseboston.org

 

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

Contact: rflanagan@hillhouseboston.org

 

Joshua Oliver

Athletics Coordinator, 2019 Instructor of the Year

Josh joined Hill House as Athletics Coordinator in November, 2019. Josh has a Sports Management background, and played collegiate basketball at Newbury College (MA). Starting off as an Athletics Intern, Josh has become a mainstay in the Hill House Athletics program, coaching basketball, flag football and more. Josh knew Hill House was a special place when he started his internship, and believes that the core values of Hill House are beneficial and serviceable to all Boston families. He truly thinks the children and families at Hill House motivate him to work hard, and make the job truly enjoyable. Outside of the athletics program, Josh loves to play basketball and attempting to cook new recipes.

Favorite Quote: "You'll never know how or when you'll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else." - Denzel Washington 

Contact: joliver@hillhouseboston.org

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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: pkennedy@hillhouseboston.org or extension 120.

 

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​Meredith Adamczyk

Director of Development and Marketing

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 (3) and Emmeline, born in August 2018.

Contact: madamczyk@hillhouseboston.org or extension 230.

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Beth Jameson

Office Manager 

Originally from Pittsburgh, Beth has called Boston home for the last 10 years. She received her BA in Sociology from Boston University, and went on to receive her Master's in Food Studies from Chatham University's Falk School of Sustainability. Beth brings a wide variety of experience in children's and youth programming, ranging from leading outdoor adventure trips, coaching teens in job readiness skills, developing community garden education programs, and providing administrative leadership for youth food justice programs. She believes strongly in the value of experiential education programs for learners of all ages and is excited to be a part of Hill House's important work in the Boston community.

In her free time, Beth loves cooking, reading, crafting, traveling, outdoor adventures and exploring new corners of New England.

Contact: bjameson@hillhouseboston.org or extension 100.

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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: vfigaro@hillhouseboston.org or extension 100.

 

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