The People Behind the Place

David’s House is a house because of the roof, the walls, the rooms, and the beds.

David’s House is a warm and welcoming home because of the people who keep the doors open 365 days a year.


David’s House is able to operate with a very small paid staff because of the wonderful volunteers who give their time and energy baking, cooking, answering phones, checking guests in and out, participating in events, making quilts, and simply talking with guests. Our volunteers come from all walks of life but have one thing in common, their unwavering commitment to supporting families during in their most trying times.

Learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a body of appointed members who jointly oversee and steer the direction and health of David’s House. They donate their time and energy to, and like all volunteers, their dedication to our mission is unshakable.

Our president emeritus is Dick Cyr, David’s father and the founder of David’s House. He is still heavily involved and passionate about our mission. Listen to Dick tell E-town Radio the story of David’s House or watch him tell his story in this short video.


Dick Cyr – President Emeritus

Jennifer Riccio – President

Jessie Farnhan – Vice President

Liz Toppin – Treasurer

Jeremy Greeley – Secretary


Janet Hutchens

Dr. Julie Kim

Manny Paolucci

Samantha Pause

Bob Frisch

Karen Clements – DHMC Liaison


The Staff

The members of our small staff are thankful to work in an environment filled with love and grateful for all the wonderful, supportive volunteers who help make doing their job possible.

Jaye Olmstead – Executive Director –

Don Dutton – Director of Finance and Administration –

Cathy Labonte – Facility Director –

Jill Ross – Guest and Community Relations Manager –

Paula Welch – Housekeeper

Robin Osmer- On-Site Program Manager –

Tracy Sheehan- On-Site Program Manager –