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Odyssey House Announces Election of Richard O’Connor to Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees

New York, NY – Odyssey House is pleased to announce the election of Richard O’Connor to vice chairman of Odyssey House Board of Trustees. Mr. O’Connor, vice president of product marketing at Aetna, has served on the Board of Trustees since 2002 and has held positions on the strategic planning and finance committees.

Mr. O’Connor said he sees his role at Odyssey House as an extension of what he does at Aetna. “Aetna is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families, and that’s what Odyssey House, with its holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation, does as well.”

Peter Provet, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Odyssey House, said, “Mr. O’Connor has been an invaluable member of our board for eight years. We are confident his leadership and vision will continue to support the mission of Odyssey House during his tenure as vice chairman.”


Odyssey House provides quality substance abuse treatment, mental health, medical, dental and housing services to vulnerable New Yorkers. Family-focused residential and outpatient treatment meets the needs of women with children, adolescents, young adults, the mentally ill, the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, and senior citizens. For further information on Odyssey House, please visit

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