Katie Terino

Executive Director


Katie received her BS in Business Administration from Boston University and her MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, where she majored in Nonprofit Management. Katie spent over a decade working in higher education administration. She later took her experience in higher education to a variety of roles in local elementary schools, including her most recent position as Director of Outreach at Riverbend School in Natick. Katie has held a number of Board positions with nonprofits in the Natick area, where she lives with her husband, Joe, and their three children. Prior to her role as Executive Director, Katie served on HOPe's Board since 2016 and as Interim Director of Advancement.

Mary O'Toole

Children's Program Director and Overnight Respite Supervisor


Mary is the Children's Program Director and Overnight Respite Supervisor. Mary has served 40 years working with children with disabilities. She has also worked at the Massachusetts Hospital School as a Program Manager Specialist, and had been there for 32 years. She is MAP certified and is able to administer medicine. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's degree in Health Sciences.

Sheila Downing-Ruth

Assistant Director of Children’s Programs


Sheila is the Children's Program Assistant Director for HOPe ONR at the House of Possibilities. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous position at the Massachusetts Hospital School where she worked as an Occupational Therapy Aid for a number of years.

Gregory Treadwell

Adult Program Director


Greg is the Adult Program Director for HOPe. Greg has fifteen years of experience in the Human Services field and brings a wealth of knowledge to HOPe. He previously worked at the GW-Arc as Chief Program Director. Greg is a graduate of California State University and holds certifications in Non-Profit Management.

Colleen Doogan

Health Care Supervisor


Colleen is the Registered Nurse / Health Care Supervisor at the House of Possibilities and oversees all the health care needs of clients in the day program including coordinating information with healthcare providers and maintaining client records. Prior to joining HOPe, Colleen was an Emergency Room nurse at Norwood Hospital and also spent a number of years there as a nurse in the Cardiac Unit. Colleen has spent some time at HOPe as an agency nurse and is very happy to join the HOPe team.