About the Founder

Rick O’Connor is the founder of CACOMA, LLC, a nonprofit organization established in 2023 to spotlight the unique wonders of Cape Cod and educate people on the environmental issues critical to this fragile ecosystem. Rick’s passion for the Cape has been passed down for generations in his family, and he is channeling this into action with the launch of CACOMA, offering services, retail apparel and donations to high-impact Cape organizations. Net revenue will be donated to Cape Cod organizations that work to empower people with intellectual disabilities and protect the environment.

In founding CACOMA, Rick leverages decades of strategic marketing experience, including Chief Marketing Officer of Point32Health (merger of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan). Before the merger, Rick was CMO at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, he was CMO of the Caremark division at CVS Health, where he co-led the rebranding of CVS/Caremark to CVS Health. In addition to environmental issues, Rick’s interests include serving those with intellectual disabilities and addiction recovery needs, and solving health care disparity challenges, especially in urban environments. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of Odyssey House (www.odysseyhouseinc.org), a New York City-based, nationally-known therapeutic community organization specializing in drug and alcohol addiction recovery and housing for the unhoused and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Rick is a member of the Board of Directors of Cape Abilities, an organization that helps people with disabilities live meaningful lives, with dignity, in their own towns across Cape Cod. He is also a board member of The Association to Preserve Cape Cod. The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is the region’s leading nonprofit environmental organization, working for the adoption of laws, policies and programs that protect and enhance Cape Cod’s natural resources and quality of life.

Rick holds a BA from Tufts University and MBA from The Olin Graduate School at Babson College.