Angie O’Leary has served on the Wayside Recovery Center Board of Directors since 2013.
RBC Wealth Management recently featured head of U.S. Wealth Planning Angie O’Leary, who has served on the Wayside Recovery Center Board of Directors since 2013. Angie shared her experiences applying her business background to help women thrive in recovery.
“The work that we do to help recovering women be successful in their communities again has been incredible,” O’Leary said, noting that women supported by Wayside Recovery are prepared to re-enter society with GEDs, financial stability, jobs and housing.
O’Leary is an advocate for volunteerism and community involvement, and in her personal life has seen first-hand the devastating effects of addiction and the co-occurrence of mental health issues on families. Her involvement with Wayside Recovery Center has given her a different dimension for applying her business background to an organization that aligns with her values of helping women thrive during difficult times.
Ruth Richardson, CEO of the Wayside Recovery Center, credits the growth of the organization to the work of the board in which O’Leary is involved.
“One of the most valuable things that Angie brings to our board is her work as chair of what we call our Finance and Risk Management committee,” Richardson said. “Her knowledge, experience and expertise have been so instrumental from a financial perspective in terms of helping to support and bring us to new levels.”
Teresa Evans, chief advancement officer of the Wayside Recovery Center, said O’Leary is able to strategically pivot and ensure what the organization is adding is sustainable over time so that the services it provides continue to be impactful.
“She’s asking these really hard but important questions so that the answers are embedded in our plans moving forward,” Evans said.