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.