At Family Centers, Kate Clark Elected Board Chair, Jen Hyde Named Trustee

At its 131st Annual Meeting on November 3, Family Centers’ Board of Trustees elected Kate Clark to the position of Board Chair.  Jen Hyde was also elected as a trustee.

Since joining the Board of Directors in 2015, Clark has been actively involved in the planning and execution of the agency’s governance and program development initiatives. She was co-chair of Family Centers’ Early Education Committee, which guides the strategy and performance of the agency’s early education and two-generational support programs.  Clark also served as the chair of the Governance Committee for several years.

Trustee Jen Hyde with Family Centers’ CEO Bob Arnold. Contributed photo

As part of Family Centers’ Development Committee, Clark co-chaired numerous benefit galas and luncheon fundraisers. She has previously served as Board Vice Chair and Board Secretary. Clark succeeds Nancy Casserley, who served as Board Chair for three years.

Clark holds a BA from Southern Methodist University and lives in Greenwich with her husband, Jim, and her two teenage sons.  In addition to her work with Family Centers, Clark also serves on the Board of the Greenwich International Film Festival. 

Jen Hyde is involved in several local organizations, and currently serves as Greenwich Academy’s Parent Association President.  She also served on the Parents Association Board and 2020 Senior Fund Committee at Brunswick School.  In September, Hyde co-chaired the Center for HOPE’s Annual Luncheon featuring actress Jenny Mollen and interior designer Amanda Lindroth.

Hyde earned a BA in Government from Harvard University, and had a successful career at Salomon Smith Barney.  She lives in Darien with her husband, Jake, and four children.

New Board Chair Kate Clark with Family Centers’ CEO Bob Arnold. Contributed photo

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 4,000 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit for additional information.