Dr. David O'Hara Retires After 33 Years at Westchester Institute for Human Development

April 16, 2021

Dr. David O'Hara celebrated his retirement from WIHD with a virtual celebration of family, friends, and colleagues from around the world last week. Dr. O'Hara has been with WIHD since 1987 and retired at the end of 2020. During his time at WIHD, he held many roles, most recently as the organization's Chief Operating Officer (COO). He also contributed to several national and global committees, conferences, research, and presentations.  Dr. O'Hara was instrumental in bringing Child Welfare Services under the WIHD umbrella, establishing ground breaking programs in assistive technology, and demonstrating the value of telehealth for people with disabilities.

"Dr. O'Hara's influence and impact is wide; spanning not just the United States but internationally," said Susan Fox, President and CEO of WIHD. "Throughout his career he made a huge impact on the lives of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and vulnerable children and his legacy will live on in the work of WIHD."