Family Centers appoints new members to board of directors

At its 125th annual meeting held Nov. 1, Family Centers announced the appointments of Lindsay Burn, Ashley Fox and Tom O’Connor to its Board of Directors.

Raised in both Greenwich and Charlottesville, Va., Burn now lives in New Canaan with her husband, Spencer Grimes, and their 3-year-old daughter, Loulie. Burn received a master’s degree in landscape design at the English Gardening School in London, and owns a residential landscape design firm. She is a passionate supporter of the New York Botanical Garden, Children’s Rights and The Phillip Glass House. Burn has also been a supporter of Family Centers’ benefits for many years, and served on the organization’s 2016 benefit planning committee.

Fox, a lifelong Greenwich resident, has always been community-minded. She and her husband, Charlie, are actively involved with Greenwich Country Day School, where their children are enrolled. Over the past several years, Fox has volunteered on a number of Family Centers’ event committees, and currently serves on the B’Cured Committee.  Next fall, she will co-chair the Greenwich Land Trust’s Go Wild event.  Fox is a local jewelry designer and operates the Ashley Fox Collection.  

O’Connor is a litigation partner in the Greenwich offices of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC. A Greenwich native, he is a graduate of Greenwich High School, Middlebury College, and Tulane University Law School. Tom has served as President and member of the Board of Directors for the Greenwich Bar Association, and since 2013 has served as Secretary and member of the Board of Greenwich Youth Lacrosse. He was selected as one of Fairfield County’s “40 Under 40” by the Fairfield County Business Journal in 2015, and as one of Connecticut’s “Rising Stars” by SuperLawyers in 2016. Tom’s wife, Liz, is a teacher at Eastern Middle School. They live in North Mianus with their three-year-old daughter, Kellan.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 3,500 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.

Ashley Fox, Tom O’Connor and Lindsay Burn.

Ashley Fox, Tom O’Connor and Lindsay Burn.

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