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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 and Madeleine, their gray cat Sasha, and their dog Reeses. 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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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: mcaldera@hillhouseboston.org or extension 130.

 
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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."

Contact: adonohue@hillhouseboston.org

   
 

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.
   
 John King

John King

Senior Athletics Coordinator

John joined Hill House as Senior Athletics Coordinator in September 2021. He is no stranger to Hill House, coaching for the organization and helping with the summer camp since 2016. He graduated from Emerson College in 2017 with a major in Sports Communication and a minor in Nonproft Management. As a former pre-school teacher and after-school teacher at the Advent School, John has always been passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children.  John first joined Hill House Athletics to help coach flag football but he's been involved with soccer, basketball, and even more since.  He loves helping children in every program discover a lifelong passion for athletics.

Outside of Hill House, John enjoys reading, storytelling, and playing board games with friends far too competitively.

Favorite quote: "We are what they grow beyond."

Contact: jking@hillhouseboston.org or extension 140. 

   
 Jonny Ferrarini

Jonny Ferrarini

Athletics Coordinator

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

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

Contact: jferrarini@hillhouseboston.org or extension 105

   
 Abby LeBarron

Abigail LeBarron

Program Manager

Abby joined Hill House as Program Manager in January 2022. She earned her MPH at SUNY Downstate and her B.S in Therapeutic Recreation from SUNY Cortland. Abby is passionate about increasing accessibility and education of recreational opportunities for young children. From smiling faces to new friendships, seeing the positive impact that recreation has on children’s lives is what keeps her passion and determination in this field so strong. She is thrilled to assist Hill House and it’s continued success in providing impactful programs to the children and families in the community.

Outside of Hill House, Abby enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact: alebarron@hillhouseboston.org or extension 110.

   
 Adelle Tedesco

Adelle Tedesco 

Program Office Assistant

Contact: atedesco@hillhouseboston.org or extension 100. 

   
 Judy MacNeill

Judy MacNeill

Program Office Assistant

Judy joined Hill House in December 2021.  She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Parks and Recreation Management.  A recent transplant back to the Boston area, Judy is excited to get to know Hill House's families. In her free time, Judy enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, walking with her dog Willie, biking, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Contact: jdmacneill@hillhouseboston.org or extension 100. 

   
 Katy Keches

Katy Keches

Development Director

Contact: kkeches@hillhouseboston.org or extension 102. 

   
   Maddie Ikeda

Maddie Ikeda

Development & Marketing Associate

Maddie joined Hill House as a Development & Marketing Associate in April 2022.  Initially brought on to help coach the various Hill House athletics programs, Maddie is passionate about giving back to her community through encouraging and supporting the development of the local children.  She earned her BA in Economics and French Studies at Wesleyan University where she also played varsity softball.  Maddie is excited to watch the kids in Hill House programs grow and learn, and she is honored to be a part of their lives and hopes she can be a positive influence to all.

In her free time, Maddie enjoys photography, videography, watching baseball, and hanging out with friends and family.

Contact: mikeda@hillhouseboston.org or extension 220. 

 

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