Jean Lamb, Executive Director (front/left) – Hired in June 2012 as Project Manager, Jean became Deputy Director, then acting Executive Director. In June 2015, the Board of Directors appointed Jean as their new Executive Director. Prior to her current position within the organization, Jean worked for the Smith Hill CDC from 2000-2004 and House of Hope CDC in 2005-2006, bringing more than 10 years of community and affordable housing knowledge to her position. When she finds time, she relishes the comforts of home with her husband, children, dogs and other activities.
Dana Flori, Operations Manager (front/right) – Dana is responsible for the day-to-day operations including but never limited to only financial and personnel supervision. Her responsibilities include overseeing the day to day office operations as well recording applications for funding and the oversight of the distribution of said funds as well dealing with and interacting with the general public. Dana has been with Smith Hill CDC since 2003, originally hired as Office Manager. Dana has volunteered at numerous community agencies, enjoys gardening, reading, antiquing and restoring historic houses. Dana feels that volunteering and working in community setting not only aligns with her personal sense of joy and the difference she makes in other’s lives but that she works in an environment whose goals align with hers.
Carol Osborne, Administrative & Properties Assistant (rear/center R) – Provides organizational and general office support along with assisting residents in applications for tenancy, and overall satisfaction for residents living in our self-managed housing. Carol is often found quahogging, making jewelry playing her computer games and spending time with family and friends. She embraces community like family by providing support, communication and most importantly dedication. She believes that community is our foundation in life and that we build community to bring people together.
Diane Olivier, Receptionist (rear/left) – After volunteering for more than one year, Diane became the receptionist through the Governor’s Workforce Program in the Fall of 2015. Diane also works as a caregiver for Home Instead. Through her work in shelters and coffee house kitchens she feels needed in helping pothers and looks at community as a way of giving back. She enjoys cooking, movies, the ocean, traveling and most importantly her grandchildren.
Scott Bjurman, Resident Services Coordinator (rear/right) – helps current and future Smith Hill residents achieve sense of community and to assist in accessing benefits to improve their quality of life. Scott came to the CDC a few months ago through a grant. Currently he is working on a Social Work Degree after completing 8 years in the military. He thinks community is not just where you live but neighbors coming together and taking pride in their place and to make it safe, beautiful and to intentional foster family relationships with all people. A very busy man, Scott also fishes, builds muscle cars and welds art sculptures.
Matthew Markella, Work Study/Providence College (rear/center L) – provides support to the organization – A junior marketing Major, Matt has been a part of the team since his Freshman year and helps with the Stewardship Program and other community related tasks.
Angela Caputo – Providence College Youth Program Coordinator (not in photo) – works with youth from the neighborhood in providing after-school homework help and other activities. Angela is a Providence College student working on her Education degree and is employed through Smith Hill CDC part-time.
Dan Munoz, Providence College Work Study (not in photo) provides support to the organization
Mireya Providence College Work Study (not in photo) provides support to the organization
Dimeo Property Management (not in photo) Managers of our Low Income Housing Tax Credit Projects – Renaissance, Visions I, and Visions II