On October 4, 2012, Phoenix Houses of New England welcomed its newest board member, William E. O’Gara. Mr. O’Gara is a highly respected labor and employment law practitioner who also possesses a Master’s Degree in industrial relations. He is a principal with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and leads the firm’s litigation and employment Teams. Mr. O’Gara routinely represents employers in matters ranging from sexual harassment to retirement issues, is a frequent lecturer on human resources management topics, and is a contributor and editor of human resource and personnel policy handbooks and guides for small and large private and public sector entities.
Mr. O’Gara received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and is a member of numerous boards and committees throughout New England.
Phoenix Houses of New England’s comprehensive substance abuse programs bring residential and outpatient treatment, education, and prevention to more than 3,500 individuals each year. Phoenix House Academies and outpatient programs serve troubled teens. Adult services include detoxification, residential and outpatient treatment, and transitional and sober living environments—all dedicated to sustainable recovery.
Phoenix Houses of New England is proud to have Mr. O’Gara serve as a member of the Board of Directors.