Three New Canaan women have been named to the board of directors of the Junior League of Stamford-Norwalk Inc. for 2012-13.

Lisa Ferraro is the fundraising director, Darcy Smith the communications director and Noelle Hughes the sustainer director.

The JLSN celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2013. "We have an amazing legacy. We are about to commemorate 90 years of history, 90 years of volunteering, 90 years of making a difference in our community with almost 90 community agencies that we either founded or helped to establish," said President Sarah Neumann, of Darien.

Ferraro is the director of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and has served on the Stamford School Readiness Council and the United Way of Stamford Fund Distribution Committee. A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she is serving on the board of the Fairfield County chapter.

"I joined JLSN at the suggestion of a sustainer to meet people and get to know the community," Ferraro said. "I still enjoy working with all the great women who join the league." Smith, who joined JLSN in 2003, earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and her master's from the University of Bridgeport. She teaches English at New Canaan High School.

Hughes joined JLSN about 20 years ago as a way to get involved with her new community and meet new people. She works as a brand ambassador for Carlisle/Per Se. Hughes is also a member of Norwalk Hospital Community Board and catechist at St. Aloysius.

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In addition to Neumann, the other directors are President-Elect Susan Bridges, of Stamford; Treasurer Aileen Murphy, of Norwalk; Secretary Stephanie O'Brien, of Stamford; Community Council Director Kathleen Custis, of Norwalk; Membership/Training Council Director Cameron Sokolik, of Darien; Planning Council Director Kerry Safir, of Stamford; and Nominating/Placement Director Christine Harris, of Darien.

The JLSN's community programs include the JLSN Diaper Co-Op, Healthy Parents, Kids in the Kitchen and Done in a Day service projects. Since 1923, the JLSN has responded to needs in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Westport and Ridgefield. JLSN has founded, or has participated in the establishment of, more than 80 community agencies including the Fairfield County Women's Center at Norwalk Community College, Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Domestic Violence Services, Shelter for the Homeless (Pacific House), the Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County, Weir Farm Docent Program and the Women's Crisis Center.

Women interested in joining JLSN can contact the league office in Darien at 203-655-4662, via e-mail at, or or by visiting