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Hope's Leadership

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Hope’s Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer – Roy T. Scheller, Ph.D.

Roy joined the team at Hope in 1978 bringing with him a background in Anthropology and work in the field of Intellectual Disabilities in both New York and Massachusetts. During his 35 plus years at Hope, Roy has been primarily involved in the internal management of the organization as well as in overseeing the growth and development of the agency on a state, national, and international level.




Chief Operations Officer– Tonja R. Rambow

Tonja became part of the community of Hope in 1999. She brought with her an academic background in Psychology and experiences from the fields of senior services, behavioral/mental health, and developmental disabilities. For more than a decade Tonja has been instrumental in Hope’s explorations of spirituality and culture; behavioral health supports; leadership and staff development.





Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bailey
Deputy Director of Community Engagement Supports

Eric Gurley

Deputy Director of Community Support Services

Ray Collins
Deputy Director of Health & Wellness

Jo-Anne Sullivan

Deputy Director of Internal & External Relations

Kris Jez
Deputy Director of Licensing, Internal Audit & Quality Assurance

Esther Cabarles

Deputy Director of Mental & Behavioral Health Services

Ronnie Reynolds

Deputy Director of Physical Plant Operations

Brendan Farrell

Director of Human Resources

Sharayah Talarovich
Director of Information Technology

Jim Haacke

Director of Spirituality & Organizational Wellness

Rick Benjamin

Clinical Director

Dr. Chuck Lester

Medical Director

Dr. William Browner

Quality of Life Director

Michele Girault