A Better Chance in Darien

What Makes A Better Chance Work?


We rely on the efforts of many dedicated people. Here is a list of them:


Darien High School www.darienps.org/dhs


Host Families 2017-18


Joanne and Bill Corney

Karen and Brad Elders

Jennifer and Graham Hill

Minina and Bob Johnston

Kristin and Ed Kosnik

Brandi and Anthony Maniscalco

Justine and Rob Stewart



Carolyn Brook and Pat Cage


Resident Directors:

Beth and Peter Horan


Board Members

A board of 20+ Darien residents manage the operation of the program (see list on right). This includes student selection, student support, house and ground maintenance, fundraising, transportation, educational and cultural enrichment, alumni relations and host family selection and support.



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1980 - 2017



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Current Board Members 2017-18


  • Carolyn Brook, Co-President
  • Pat Cage, Co-President
  • Robin Ackerman
  • Carol Cheswick
  • Yvette Eenkema van Dijk
  • Sandy Filmer
  • Evelyn Infurna
  • Francis Janosco
  • Karen Jespersen
  • Bob Johnston
  • Jennifer Ladd
  • Larry LeHan
  • Shyamla Menon
  • Jackie Scott
  • Kimberly Servas
  • Nancy Stein
  • Susan Wilson
  • Penny Wilson
  • Jane Yezzi
  • Amy Zabetakis

Resident Directors

  • Beth Horan
  • Peter Horan

Friends of the Board

  • Marcia Meinerth
  • Sharad Samy

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