Darien resident Sallyan Zenko Pelletier has been appointed to the board of directors of Liberation Programs Inc., which provides services to help individuals and families overcome addiction.

Pelletier, a marketing executive with more than 20 years of driving marketing, events, branding and communication activities, most recently served as managing director, global head of marketing execution and Americas region head of marketing for UBS.

"I love Liberation Programs because it is so focused on helping people who really want to change their lives for the better and move away from addiction," Pelletier said. "At the highest level, the greatest accomplishment across both my career and personal life is the reward of helping others. I can't wait to start working with the board to identify where we can make even more of a difference in people's lives."

While at UBS, she played a leadership role mentoring women and speaking at internal diversity programs and leadership conferences. She also served on executive, steering and operating committees.

Also joining Liberation Programs' board is former Darien resident, Femi Olowosoyo, president of Starlight Construction Inc., as well as a number of other businesses, including Grace Garden & Landscaping Inc., Absolute Power Wash Inc., and Femi Studios.

Olowosoyo recently started Starlight Initiative, a not-for-profit that will collect donations of food nearing the end of shelf life to channel to local food banks and soup kitchens nationwide.

He is also working on construction of a 375-bed children's hospital in Nigeria that will be the second children's hospital in the entire continent of Africa.