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Hope’s Leadership Team

Executive Director – 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.




Deputy Executive Director– 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 Physical Plant Operations

Brendan Farrell

Director of Information Technology

Jim Haacke

Senior Deputy Director of Community Engagement Supports

Eric Gurley

Senior Deputy Director of Community Supports - Anchorage

Michele Girault

Deputy Director of Regional Service Delivery

Ray Collins

Administrator of Behavioral Health Services

Ronnie Reynolds

Deputy Director of Community Supports - Children & Family Services

Kathy Proulx-Hendrickson

Director of Community Supports - Assisted Living Services

Lisa Cournoyer

Director of Community Supports - Assisted Living Services

Jennifer Louder

Director of Community Supports - Adult Services

Mark Meyer

Deputy Director of Health & Wellness

Jo-Anne Sullivan

Deputy Director of Public Relations and Resource Development

Kris Jez

Director of Human Resources

Sharayah Talarovich

Administrator of Internal Audit & Quality Assurance

Esther Cabarles

Administrator of Continued Quality Improvement & Technical Assistance

Kay Papakristo

Director of Spirituality

Rick Benjamin