BTEO shelters adults experiencing homelessness in Falmouth during the cold weather months.
People can survive living rough in the summer but it's another thing entirely in the winter. Freezing temperatures, wet weather, snow, mud, no place to get warm. Or cook a meal. Or take a bath or shave or do laundry. Or plug in anything. Or have any privacy.
By providing temporary housing, BTEO gives our neighbors experiencing homelessness access to basic amenities. And helps them access vital services.
Put yourselves in the place of our less fortunate neighbors and think how you can help.
Meet the Team
You know and we know, everything depends on people. People helping people, people trusting people, people with big hearts and strong hands. BTEO has been very lucky in finding leaders who realize our desire to make a difference for our homeless neighbors.
Board of Directors
Lynn grew up in Falmouth, attended Falmouth schools and life guarded at Falmouth beaches. She started her real estate career in Maine after a successful career as a human resource executive. While affiliated with RE/MAX in Maine, Lynn was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. She has a passion for helping people and has always been in professions that assist people with their careers or housing.
The Rev. Christina Williams is Pastor of the United Church of Christ in North Falmouth. Christina originally hails from upstate New York, but lived in the Boston area and its environs for many years—working and raising her daughter. After discovering a passion for ministry at her local church, she attended Andover Newton Theological School. Most recently she was the Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Hadley, Massachusetts.
Norma joined the Board in 2017. In addition to her BTEO work she serves as chairperson of the Outreach committee of her church and as a member of Falmouth's Essential Services Network.
Ed is the Advocate Coordinator for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Anthony's Church in East Falmouth. He is also the current Chair of Falmouth's Affordable Housing Committee. He retired after working for 37 years in the educational testing business in Princeton, NJ. He has lived full-time in Falmouth since 2012.
Nancy Robbins Taylor
Nancy Robbins Taylor was born and raised in Falmouth Heights. Nancy graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned a master’s degree in counseling in 1988. In 2018, she earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Boston College. Starting as a part-time counselor at Falmouth High School in 1993, she rose to lead the school system as superintendent of schools.
Annie is a long time Falmouth resident. She works for Bracebridge Capital, an Investment Management firm in Boston.
Gina is the part-time Executive Director for BTEO. Her legal practice in Michigan centered on tax-exempt organizations for three decades. She was the first woman managing partner of a major Michigan law firm. Ms. Torielli has resided in Falmouth full-time since 2017. She was a member of the BTEO Board of Directors from 2018-2020.
Housing Case Manager
Housing Case Manager
Troy Clarkson, CFO, City of Brockton | Edward A. Dunne, Falmouth Police Chief | Rev. Nell Fields, Minister, Waquoit Congregational Church | Beth Focarelli, CEO, Martha's Vineyard Community Services | Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO | Matt Rocheleau, Owner, The Clam Man Inc. | Christian Valle, President Valle Group | David Vieira, Massachusetts State Representative and Falmouth Town Meeting Moderator I Allan Wilson, President and CEO, Wilson Consulting