Meet the Staff at the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation
Jean Lamb has been with the Smith Hill CDC for nine years. She first joined the team from 2000-2004, and returned in 2012 to take on a leadership role. In 2015, Jean became the Executive Director of the CDC, and under her leadership, has advanced the organization’s mission. Jean is a firm believer in looking at the big picture to meet tenants’ needs, which is shown in her support of programs that are “more than housing.” Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Human & Family Studies with a focus on Gerontology, and enjoys applying what she learned into her everyday career.
Carol A. Osborne
Carol Osborne is a native Rhode Islander who first joined the Smith Hill CDC as a volunteer in 2015. Having a love for Smith Hill CDC’s mission, Carol quickly transitioned from volunteer to staff member and currently works as Office Manager. Prior to joining the team, Carol worked in various client advocate roles including Community Outreach Coordinator at St. Martin De Porres Senior Center and Outcomes Specialist at Memorial Hospital. Outside of work, Carol loves to craft, play computer games, garden, and care for animals. Carol is happily married and is the proud mother to one daughter and proud grandmother to four boys. She loves to travel when possible, especially to the UK to visit family.
Community Outreach Supervisor
Raquel Perez first joined the Smith Hill CDC in 2017 as an AmeriCorps Resident Services Coordinator. After finishing her AmeriCorps year, Raquel excitedly returned to the CDC as Community Outreach Supervisor in 2018, and in her new role, partners with local organizations to prepare and host community events. Raquel holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Rhode Island, and in addition to working at the Smith Hill CDC, is a full-time nurse at Miriam Hospital.
Hannah Toriz Perez
Resident Services Coordinator
Hannah Toriz Perez joined the Smith Hill CDC team as an AmeriCorps Resident Services Coordinator in March 2018. In her role, she works with residents to help them continue to be, or become, successful tenants by providing them with resources and trainings. Hannah has enjoyed meeting the residents, hearing their stories, and working with them and the Smith Hill CDC staff to address their specific needs. Hannah has become an active member of the Smith Hill community and co-authored the “Know Your Neighborhood” booklet.
Youth Programs Fellow