BTEO shelters the homeless in Falmouth during the winter 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 homeless neighbors 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.

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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

Paul McCadam


Paul McCadam was a founding member of the organization. He is Chairman/CEO of MAC Consulting Group, a national management consulting firm. Having served on numerous boards, he has extensive experience with homeless organizations including vice president/executive board member of St. Paul Community Development Corporation, an inner city men’s shelter and food pantry, located in Paterson, N.J.


Edward Curley

Vice President

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.


Bob Ripley


Bob was former President, Merchants Trust Company, former Vice President, State Street Bank, and former Executive Vice President, Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank. In 1991 Bob founded Trust Tax Services Of America, acquired by SunGard in 2003. He is currently Chair of the Falmouth Public Library Support Fund, Chair of Bentley University 1917 Legacy Society, and is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Historical Society, serving on their audit, finance, and collections sub-committees. He is a former Chair of the Falmouth Finance Committee.


Lynn O'Neil

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.


Norma Railey

Community Outreach Officer

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.


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.


Christina Williams

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.



Gina Torielli

Chief Administrative Officer

Gina is the part-time administrative office for BTEO.  She is also Senior Counsel at Dykema Gossett, a large national law firm. Her legal practice in Michigan centers on tax-exempt organizations and public finance. From 2004-2014 she was the director of the Graduate Tax Program and a professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she taught classes in ethic and in tax-exempt organizations. She was also 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.

Catriona Purdy

Housing Case Manager

Wendy Martyna

Housing Case Manager

Advisory Board

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 | Annie Polachi, Bracebridge Capital | 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