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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.


Katy Keches

Katy Keches

Director of Development & Community Outreach

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 Program Instructor & Kiddie Kamp Team Leader, 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, Enrichment & Camp

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

Athletics Manager & Day Camp Team Leader

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. 

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Tara Lea

Program Associate of Enrichment and Camp 

Tara joined Hill House in October of 2023. She is originally from Southwest Florida and attended the University of Florida where she graduated in 2022 with a BS in Family, Youth and Community Sciences and minored in Nonprofit Leadership. Her background includes working at Community Foundations and volunteering with many nonprofits such as American Red Cross, United Way, and Aces in Motion. She also spent many years being a lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor, and grew up competing in speed and synchronized swimming. Tara is so excited to have joined the Hill House team and is looking forward to supporting the community and getting to know local families!

Tara relocated to Boston from England in Fall 2023, and outside of Hill House coaches synchronized swimming at Boston University. In her free time, she likes spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.

Contact: or extension 130

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Molly Ross

Office & Events Coordinator

Molly joined the Hill House team in November 2022. She has her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. Molly's background includes working with various nonprofits including the Famicos Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, and Youth Ability Workout Classes. Molly is excited to put on more events that strengthen the community as well as coach our new Girls' Volleyball club this Fall 2023. So far she has enjoyed teaching a cooking class, getting involved with Summer camp, and much more! She is looking forward to getting to know the families of Hill House and participating in events that bring the community joy year round!


Contact: or extension 100


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Kendra Turton-Jones

Program Assistant 

Kendra started her role as a Program Assistant at Hill House in October of 2023. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she moved to Boston in 2018. Kendra attended Simmons University, where she received her B.A. in communications in 2023. She has worked in several operations and coordinator roles across the Greater Boston area at companies such as: Commonwealth Corporation, Savills Boston, and Arbella Insurance Group. Throughout her work experience she’s learned many client focused, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which she is looking forward to bringing to this new position. Kendra is excited to be working with our other Program Assistants to help support and get to know all the members of the Hill House Community.

In her free time Kendra enjoys watching movies, going to the library, and hanging out at her favorite museums.

Contact: or extension 100.



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Lucy Grim

Program Assistant 

Lucy joined the Hill House team in October 2023. She is currently pursuing her BA in Economics at Boston University. Lucy has previous experience working with nonprofits in her hometown, Seattle, WA, and is excited to join Hill House and become more involved in the community. She has spend 3 summers working as a sleepaway camp counselor in Washington where she discovered a passion for working with kids and became aware of the importance of high-quality youth programming. 

In her free time she enjoys running along the Charles, cooking, reading and crocheting.

Contact: or extension 100.




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