New Canaan native Bryan Mellick recently joined the board of The Human Services Council. Mellick is president and CEO of The Hatch & Bailey Company. The Hatch & Bailey Company has been a provider of lumber, millwork and building materials since 1872 and is one of Norwalk's oldest companies.

Heading a Norwalk based company with a long tradition of community service made it natural to get involved at the local level. He was inspired to join HSC specifically because of the focus of HSC's programs on serving children and families in Fairfield County.

"I was given a lot of opportunity in my life and believe local organizations like HSC are critical to creating opportunities for a higher quality of life in our local towns across the country; my grandfather was founder of boys baseball in New Canaan and both of my parents were committed to community service when I was growing up," he said.

Mellick is no stranger to the nonprofit world; he has worked with Outward Bound, Net Impact, the Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Mellick graduated from New Canaan High School in 1986 and has spent his career working for companies based locally including Gault, NewsBank, Natural Chemistry and The Chivvis Group.

Currently, Mellick is at work preparing for HSC's third annual SoNo Stroll on June 8 in South Norwalk. The event will help support many programs provided by The Human Services Council.

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Mellick lives in Westport with his wife Christina and son Max.

For more than 65 years, The Human Services Council has been helping people, mostly children and adolescents in this area. From providing free medical and mental healthcare to students who are injured or sick, to counseling abused children and their families, HSC has been a helping hand to people living and working in New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton and other nearby towns. The Human Services Council has five programs and countless ways to help people in the community.

For additional information, call Marissa Lilliedahl Mangone at 203-849-1111, ext. 3023, or email mmangone@hscct.org.