A Housing Community For The Developmentally Disabled

Kathy McNamara Ohman


Kathy McNamara Ohman


Kathy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and is experienced in working with children & families. She is also the Owner/Operator of Kate's Seafood & Ice Cream, a classic Cape Cod Clam Shack, celebrating 30 seasons of business, on Route 6A, in Brewster.

As the Mother of two young men with autism, Kathy has served as the Chair of the Dennis-Yarmouth Special Needs Advisory Council, participated as a member of the state’s Autism Commission Transition Committee, and is a strong advocate for the needs of the developmentally disabled in the Cape Cod community. With her husband John & oldest son, Liam, she continues to guide the path of these two uniquely talented young men.



1980 – MSW, Boston College Graduate school OF sOCIAL wORK

                          Major; CaseworkMinor; Administration

1978 – BA, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA.



Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Member; National Association of Social Workers, ACSW

Board Member; Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Member; Sons of Erin, W. Yarmouth, MA.

Member; Dennis Conservation Trust

Past President & Current Board Member; Cape & Islands Democratic Council

Member; Dennis Democratic Town Committee

Member; Cape Abilities Positive Behavioral Supports, (PBS), Leadership Team


2014 – present,


 Friends And Relatives with autism & related Disabilities

Developing Community Housing for the Developmentally Disabled


2011-13 – Member, Transition Sub-Committee, MA Autism Commission

2008 – Present – Campaign Manager; Committee to Elect 4th Barnstable State Representative Sarah Peake.

1986 – Present - Owner/ Manager – KATE’S SEAFOOD & ICE CREAM, Rte. 6A, Brewster, a traditional Cape Cod Clam Shack, serving nearly 50 flavors of Ice Cream. Celebrating more than 30 years as a part of the Brewster community.

1987 – 90 - Short Term Therapist for MA Department of Youth Services clients at two Secure Treatment facilities, Worcester, MA.

1987-89 – Therapist, Family Service Organization, Worcester, MA. Individual & couples treatment.

1985-87 – Employee Assistance Grant Administrator

                     Peer Drug Education Coordinator

                     Individual & Couples Therapist

The Mental Health Center, Worcester, MA.

1980-85 – Foster Care Coordinator for Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc., Y.O.U., Inc., Worcester, MA, an emergency & short term foster care program for adolescents.