Arden O’Connor graduated from Harvard College and started a non-profit called Rediscovery Inc., dedicated to serving adolescents transitioning out of the foster care system (www.rediscoveryhouse.org). Substance use, behavioral issues and mental illness were rampant within the population served by Rediscovery Inc. and Arden developed innovative partnerships within the community to ensure that her clients received high quality treatment. Over the course of ten years, Rediscovery Inc. has served over 400 clients, employed 25 individuals and has grown to a $2 million dollar budget, through a combination of state and private funding.
Arden received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she focused in Healthcare and researched access to high quality behavioral health services on the East Coast. Over the past several years, Arden has worked at healthcare companies delivering services in patients’ homes.
In 2011, Arden founded O’Connor Professional Group to address the needs of families and individuals struggling with an array of behavioral health issues. As a family member of several people in recovery, Arden is passionate about helping families and individuals navigate the highly fragmented treatment system in a way that can help create positive outcomes and allow families to heal.
She remains heavily involved in community activities, as a member of Winsor School Corporation, and board member of the following: Harvard Business School Alumni Board of Boston, Victory Programs and Justice Resource Institute. She previously served as a Board member of the Harvard Club of Boston.