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Ann McCarthy Joins Norwalk's Human Services Council

Ann McCarthy, a Fairfield resident, has been named the Director of Development and Communications for Human Services Council in Norwalk.
Ann McCarthy, a Fairfield resident, has been named the Director of Development and Communications for Human Services Council in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk-based Human Services Council announced the hiring of Ann McCarthy as director of development and communications

McCarthy, a Fairfield resident, has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and strategic planning, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and has also worked in marketing and public relations for companies such as Hachette Book Group, John Wiley & Sons and Oxford University Press.

Her broad-based background will be a huge asset to help drive the Human Services Council’s fundraising events as well as spearhead strategic marketing goals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ann to our team,'' Executive Director Anthony DiLauro said. "Her wealth of experience in communications and marketing will help the Human Services Council effectively convey the community’s needs, our progress on providing critical services and ways in which people in the area can help the Human Services Council carry out its mission.”

McCarthy previously served as the managing director of the Southfield Center for Development, a Darien-based multidisciplinary practice dedicated to maximizing the potential of children with learning, emotional, and behavioral needs. She was responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing/community outreach and strategic planning.

Her previous speaking engagements included the Conference of the Council of Special Education Attorneys & Advocates (COPAA), the Association of School Nurses in Connecticut, SPED*NET Wilton, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, and the School Health Conference of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In 2009, Ann completed The Foundation Center’s Grantseeker Training Institute program and in her role as consultant to The Pilot House (a non-profit organization in Fairfield), she secured funding from multiple sources, including a grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.

The Human Services Council creates and fosters programs that educate, safeguard and empower the people of our communities. HSC’s vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. For more information about the Human Services Council’s programs go to or call 203-849-1111.

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