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Flower Again all started out of a call to compassion...

Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut

Jill Robey

founder & chair

Hi, I am Jill Robey, and I am the founder of Flower Again. Flowers have always brought me great joy. I love choosing them, arranging them and giving them away. I love the smile they produce in others.


Flower Again all started out of a call to compassion. Through my church, I have had the opportunity to create and repurpose flower arrangements for the benefit of those in our congregation who have experienced a death in the family, an illness, isolation due to aging, or other personal difficulties. I have witnessed first-hand the joy this activity brings to anyone who could benefit from more human connection and something beautiful to brighten their day.  It simply feels right to spread happiness.


I decided to expand this ministry throughout Fairfield County to make a greater impact, serving those of varying backgrounds, circumstances, and situations. I believe that the good desires of God take shape when we dare to follow our instincts and to care for others as we would our own families.


I also care deeply about our environment. By reusing flowers from weddings, funerals, florists, or corporate events, we are ensuring less floral material is added to our landfills. Flower Again is trying to do our part to keep our planet healthy and beautiful.


Flowers elicit smiles. Now, we can share in those smiles and be environmentally friendly at the same time. A win-win for humanity.

meet our board of directors

Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut Jill Robey

Jill has a degree in Early Childhood Education; she pivoted to work in financial services and spent over twenty years at Merrill Lynch.  Jill has served on many non-profit boards including as President of her children’s elementary and high school PTA’s.  She has also served as Chair of the Flower Ministry, Welcoming Ministry and Board of Deacons at the Congregational Church of New Canaan.  Jill has recruited and led hundreds of volunteers throughout all of her experiences. 

Favorite Flower: Hydrangea

Jill Robey

founder & chair
Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut Patricia Klapper

Patricia has an MBA in Strategy and Finance from The Wharton School; she has worked as CEO and CFO of her own company, as a General Management Consultant, and a Public Accounting Auditor. Outside of work, she has served as a PTA Executive Board Member within the New Canaan Schools at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Pat also was a Board Member of New Canaan CARES leading its strategic vision and mission. 

Favorite Flower: Lily

Patricia Klapper

treasurer & board member
Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut Lesley Cousley

Lesley has a degree in interior design and worked for 10 years within the corporate interior design field. When her children were young, Lesley refocused her time toward many volunteer positions within the New Canaan community such as the Newcomers Club, New Canaan CARES and New Canaan Preservation Alliance. Lesley currently serves as the chair of Women’s Fellowship at The Congregational Church of New Canaan. Through her current position at Jane Beiles Photography, Lesley continues to use her creative, technical and organizational talents.

Favorite Flower: Magnolia

Lesley Cousley

secretary & board member
Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut Lindsey Leboza

Lindsey has a degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Business Management from the College of Charleston. She has spent the last 10 years as a Corporate Event Planner; spending most of her time working for a third-party agency, but most recently transitioned to the restaurant POS company Toast, Inc. where she is Sr. Manager, Employee Events. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys sharing her creative talents with family and friends by helping assist with their personal event planning needs.

Favorite Flower: Peony

Lindsey Leboza

board member
Floral Recycling | Flower Again | Fairfield County, Connecticut Martha Palmer

Martha has used her master’s degree in journalism throughout her career as a healthcare communicator and fundraiser in three hospital settings. Outside of work, she is a Stephen Minister and Deacon with the Congregational Church of New Canaan. Martha is also a captain of a Cycle for Survival team raising money for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

Favorite Flower: Japanese Iris

Martha Palmer

board member

a special thank you...

We are grateful for these organizations that make our work possible.

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