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Odyssey House elects board chairman

June 19, 2012
by Gary Enos
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 Odyssey House, a therapeutic community-based addiction treatment program in New York City, has announced the election of CVS Caremark vice president of marketing Richard O’Connor as chairman of its Board of Trustees.

O’Connor has served on the Odyssey House board since 2002 and has been its vice chairman since 2010. He emphasizes his role as one of championing the addiction, mental health and general health facility’s holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation.

“Over the 10 years I have been closely involved with Odyssey House I have seen the agency grow into a multifaceted social services organization that offers a continuum of care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society,” O’Connor said in a statement.

Peter Provet, PhD, Odyssey House’s president and CEO, said of O’Connor, “He brings an extensive background in health care, wellness, and the treatment of intellectual and learning disabilities to our recovery-based organization, both as a skilled communicator and a strategic business thinker.”