NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan's Outback, a nonprofit committed to serving middle and high school youth, welcomes two new directors to its staff.
New Canaan resident Christine Simmons will serve as community director, overseeing the administration of the center as well as the expansion and marketing of community programs.
Simmons served on the Outback Board of Directors from 2008-2010. During her tenure she chaired the annual gala twice and supported several other Board committees. She raised four children in New Canaan and is familiar with the school systems and youth services in the community.
Andrew Barer, an Easton resident, is the new Youth Program Director and will be developing new programs including youth leadership and community service activities.
Barer has been working with young people for over 25 years. He is a Certified Master Coach, Life Coach and Youth and Family Coach and is due to be awarded a Master's degree in Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology this spring 2014.