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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: 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: or extension 130.


Katy Keches


Katy Keches

Development Director

Katy first came to Hill House as Little Groove parent in the Fall of 2021. She and her daughter fell in love with the programs and Katy is thrilled to put her 15 years of fundraising experience to work at Hill House. She loves the opportunity to bring joy and community to the families in her neighborhood and throughout Boston.

Katy is originally from Virigina, but lives with her husband and daughter, Corinne, in Beacon Hill. When she isn't at work or chasing after a toddler, Katy loves to sail, needlepoint, and volunteer for other community organizations.

Contact: or extension 102. 



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."



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.
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Jamie Kelly

Programs Manager

Jamie started at Hill House in the fall of 2022. Originally from Newbury, MA, Jamie earned her BA in International Relations, French and Spanish from Beloit College. There, Jamie played varsity tennis which led her to her role as a junior tennis pro in Newburyport, MA after graduation. After three years of tennis summer camp experience, Jamie is excited to bring her new energy and attention to Hill House's amazing summer programs. Jamie is thrilled to be a part of Hill House's leadership team and looks forward to expanding and improving enrichment programs, as well as every family's Hill House experience.

Jamie relocated to Boston and is enjoying the city life. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, cooking, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Contact: or extension 110. 


 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: or extension 140. 

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Ryan Moore

Athletics Coordinator

Ryan joined the Hill House team as an Athletics Coordinator in October 2022. Originally from South Florida, Ryan graduated from Rollins College with a BS in Business Management. No stranger to the world of athletics, he has played multiple sports growing up and went on to play collegiate baseball. Ryan has extensive knowledge and passion for baseball and all sports, and is eager to help kids in gaining a similar passion for sports. He looks forward to sharing his love for sports with the Hill House community while helping in the athletic and character development of children.

In his spare time, he likes walking his dog, Charlie, playing video games, and spending time with his siblings as a part of his relocation to Boston.

Contact: or extension 105. 


 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: or extension 100. 

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Molly Ross

Program Office Assistant

Molly joined the Hill House team in November 2022 as a Program Office Assistant. She is currently expected to graduate from Northeastern University in 2023 with her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management. Through her college experience, she volunteered working with kids at various nonprofits such as the Boys and Girls Club and Youth Ability Workout Classes. She is looking forward to getting to know the families of Hill House and participating in events that bring the community joy year round!

In her free time, Molly enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, attending Red Sox games, and getting lost on walks while distracted by podcasts.

Contact: or extension 100


   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: or extension 220. 


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