BTEO provides transitional housing for adults experiencing homelessness in Falmouth during the cold weather months. And housing restoration services year-round

People can survive rough in the summer, but it's another thing in the winter. Freezing temperatures, wet weather, snow, mud, and 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 our housing supportive services in their transition to stable housing.

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 trust people, people with big hearts and strong hands.  BTEO has been lucky to find leaders who realize our desire to make a difference for our neighbors experiencing homelessness.


Our Board of Directors and Officers

Board Chair Lynn O’Neill,

Broker Associate Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Robert Paul Properties. A second-generation realtor with 20+ years of experience, Lynn grew up in Falmouth, attended Falmouth schools, and was lifeguarded at Falmouth beaches. Lynn started her real estate career in Maine after a successful career as a human resource executive.

Vice Chair, Rev. Christina Williams,

Pastor, North Falmouth Congregational Church, formerly a street chaplain with Chaplains on the Way in Waltham, Mass., offers the ministry of companioning to those experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Treasurer, Dan Persechini,

Owner of Dan Persechini Coaching & Consulting and an adjunct professor at Stonehill College with 34 years of corporate finance experience.

Merrill Blum,

Retired, former Executive Director at a Veterans Outreach Center provides transitional housing for 16 homeless men and women.

Christina Hepner Brodie,

Principal, Christina Brodie & Associates, a Boston area consulting firm specializing in delivering an accurate understanding of customer needs and turning that insight into action, and a past president of Newcomers Club of Falmouth.

Dana Mohler-Faria,

The strategic planning consultant retired as the eleventh president of Bridgewater after almost thirty years of administrative experience in Massachusetts public higher education.

Annie Polachi, Bracebridge Capital, trustee, The George and Marie Chabot Charitable Foundation.


Our Staff


Executive Director Gina Torielli, 30 years of legal practice in Michigan centered on tax-exempt organizations and public finance, board member/officer for seven nonprofit orgs.

Program and Clinical Director Carol Greeley, LMHC.

Director of Development and Community Relations, Elyse DeGroot, CFRE

Housing Case Managers Kristin M. Brown and Brittnay Maley


Advisory Board

Troy Clarkson, CFO, the City of Brockton | Edward A. Dunne, Falmouth Police Chief | Rev. Nell Fields, Minister, Waquoit Congregational Church | Beth Folcarelli, CEO, Martha's Vineyard Community Services | Michael Kasparian, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO | Matt Rocheleau, Owner, The Clam Man Inc. | David Vieira, Massachusetts State Representative and Falmouth Town Meeting Moderator I Allan Wilson, President, and CEO, Wilson Consulting | Jay Zavala