Thomas Ahern Joins Calo as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

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Ahern, an adoptee himself, comes to Calo with over two decades of experience in the mental health field, including outpatient, residential, wilderness and acute care.

Thomas A. Ahern MA, joined Calo in a newly created position as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Ahern will have oversight of strategic relations and national outreach for all Calo programs (New Vision Wilderness, Calo Teens, and Calo Preteens).

Ahern is joining Calo’s executive team and reporting to Calo CEO, Alex Stavros. “I am thrilled that Thomas will be joining our team,” said Stavros. “We like to focus our hires on those that fit, not only professionally but also personally. Thomas not only lives our Core Values but also represents, to his core, what Calo is all about.”

Ahern comes to Calo with over two decades of experience in the mental health field, including outpatient, residential, wilderness and acute. “Thomas is respected and trusted amongst referents and has shown himself to be a passionate and creative thought leader. Thomas also has a proven track record of advocating for adoptees and their families,” said Stavros.

“I am profoundly honored to join Calo, and very much look forward to working with the Calo and New Vision Wilderness teams to further enrich our families and referring professional’s experience,” said Ahern. “With the use of true “relationship based” treatment models, the Calo programs have redefined the treatment of developmental trauma that is complicated by adoption. As an adoptee, I have always admired Calo’s innovative and impactful programs, and hope to contribute to the continued success.”

Ahern joined Calo from his private, behavioral health consulting firm where he assisted behavioral health companies with strategic growth. Ahern is a former School Psychologist with over 25 years of experience dedicated to advocating, growing and enhancing programs for youth. He has served in both clinical and leadership roles throughout his career and has been a featured lecturer on topics ranging from adoption to the modern American family. Mr. Ahern volunteers for the Connecticut Adoption Council and serves on the board of classes4classes, a nonprofit formed after the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school (

Mr. Ahern will begin his new role as of April, 27 2014. He may be contacted at: tahern(at)ca-lo(dot)com.

About Calo
Calo is a behavioral health provider specialized in healing the effects of complex, developmental trauma amongst preteens, teens and young adults. Calo is comprised of Calo Teens (, Calo Preteens ( – both residential programs serving adoptees with a history of trauma, and their families– and New Vision Wilderness ( – “NVW”). NVW is an outdoor behavioral health program with two locations in the North Woods of Wisconsin and the Mountain Desert of Oregon. NVW offers one of the most clinically intensive wilderness models in the country and is the only wilderness program completely specialized in Trauma Informed Care.

The leading edge, trauma-informed clinical modalities across programs include, but are not limited to: Brainspotting, Heartmath Techniques, Mindfulness, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, EMDR, Neurofeedback, Brain Mapping / qEEG, Trauma Senstive Yoga, Transferable Attachment Canine Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Art, Music, Play and Sand Therapy and various Sensory / Occupational Therapies.

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