Meet Our Staff

Anna Smith, Director 

asmith@caclv.org

CADCB Director, Anna, has worked extensively with non-profit organizations in Somerville, Massachusetts as a client advocate and community organizer, and has conducted community-based research on the economic, social, and cultural roles of immigrant-owner small businesses, as well as effective university-community engagement in low-income communities. Anna is fluent in Spanish.

 

Yadira Colon-Lopez, Marketing and Housing Coordinator

ycolonlopez@caclv.org

Yadira (Yari) has worked for CACLV for the past three years and with CADCB since 2013. As the administrative secretary at CACLV, she managed the agency’s websites and social media presence in addition to coordinating day-to-day operations in a busy office environment. Prior to moving to the Lehigh Valley, Yari worked as a paralegal and administrator in two law offices in New York City. Fluent in Spanish, Yari has a heart to engage the community and is passionate about youth development. She developed and implemented two faith-based youth mentoring programs to develop life skills among inner-city teens in Brooklyn, New York. When she isn’t promoting working on marketing and community engagement on the south side of Bethlehem, Yari is working on a degree in psychology from Kaplan University.

 

Estefania Perdomo, Outreach and Office Coordinator

eperdomo@caclv.org

Outreach and Office Coordinator, Estefania Perdomo, has gained experience working with entrepreneurs as an intern at The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund and Lehigh University’s Baker Institute. She is a graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s degree of Global Studies and Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Perdomo is also a graduate of the Start Your Business class, where she gained further understanding of the difficulties that entrepreneurs encounter and the way that supportive communities can help to overcome those obstacles. Ms. Perdomo has lived in south side Bethlehem for more than five years, which has allowed her to be involved in the local community. She is also an active volunteer for a Girl Scouts troop, her church and Hogar Crea. Her passions include urban gardening, nutrition education and community empowerment. Ms. Perdomo is fluent in Spanish and plans to use her language skills to empower the local community.