100 Who Care Darien Founders
Katie Flynn grew up in Darien, and is a graduate of Darien High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Bucknell University.
Katie started her career at IHS in Norwalk, working as a Equity Analyst, and she currently works in asset management at Charter Realty & Development Corp.
Katie currently resides in Stamford, CT.
Sarah Paquet's career has focused in private equity and investment banking. She currently works for Capital Partners in Norwalk, CT.
Sarah received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and M.A.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Illinois.
Sarah currently resides in Stamford, CT.
Jayme Stevenson has been serving as Darien’s First Selectman since 2011 and joined the Board of Selectmen in 2009. She currently serves as Chairman of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments, Chairman of the Southwest Metropolitan Planning Organization and Chairman of Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency and is a member of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Jayme also serves on the Board of Directors for The Rowan Center.
Jayme was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, attended Albright College and earned her B.S. Degree in Telecommunication /Business Management from Arizona State University. Jayme and her husband John (Darien, CT) have 5 children ages 20-29 and one grandchild. Jayme is a former Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
Mary Forman Flynn is currently the Executive Director of the Rowan Center (the Sexual Assault Resource Agency) in Stamford, CT. She has over thirty years of experience in both for profit and non profit management. In addition to her professional experience, Mary has also served for many years in Darien town government, as a former member of the RTM, the Board of Education and more recently as a member and Chairman of the Parks & Recreation Commission.
Mary is a graduate of Darien High School and Bucknell University. She and her husband Bob have three daughters.
Amy Bell has been a vibrant part of the Darien community since moving to town 25 years ago. She is executive director of the Darien Community Association (DCA), a role she has held for the past seven years. The DCA is one of the oldest and most-respected nonprofit organizations in Darien, celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
Prior to joining the DCA, Amy volunteered extensively in Darien: for other nonprofits, local political campaigns, and in the schools, ultimately serving on the Darien Board of Education. A graduate of Bucknell University, she worked in sales and marketing positions for IBM prior to raising her family. Amy and her husband Tom have two daughters: one in college and one living and working in New York.
Lulu McPhee grew up in Oregon and met her husband at Santa Clara University. (Go Broncos!). She worked in Advertising at Foote, Cone & Belding, San Francisco.
Lulu raised her children in Darien. Her volunteer work focused on leadership and chairmanship positions at schools her children attended; The Children’s School in Stamford, Royle Elementary School, Santa Clara University and Parsons School of Design.
A passionate traveler, Lulu keeps her suitcase ready for her next adventure!