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Staff

Staff

Please note that our email address format is firstname.lastname@dentaquestfoundation.org unless otherwise noted.

Alison Corcoran

Executive Vice President
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A change agent with a proven track record, Alison brings a powerful combination of forward thinking digital acumen and traditional marketing expertise to DentaQuest’s brand and business-to-consumer strategies. Under Alison’s leadership, DentaQuest is elevating the customer experience through digital transformation and data-driven decision-making. Prior to joining DentaQuest, Alison served in a number of senior marketing positions for national and international organizations including Staples.com and 1300 retail stores, Sears Canada, and BJ Wholesale Club. Alison also founded Corcoran & Associates, a marketing and strategy firm providing consultancy services to companies including Zipcar and The Princeton Review. She received her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and her BA from Williams College. Born in Tokyo, Alison has lived all over the world, including in Japan, Myanmar, South Korea, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Today she is firmly settled in Milton, MA with her husband, four children and two dogs.

Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS

Executive Director, DentaQuest Foundation

As Executive Director, Dr. Monopoli leads strategy development and grant making activities for the DentaQuest Foundation.

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Dr. Michael Monopoli is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He received Master of Public Health and Master of Science degrees from the Harvard University School of Public Health in 1988. Dr. Monopoli also completed a fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Veterans Administration in 1990. From 1995-2001, Dr. Monopoli served as the dental director of the Office of Oral Health for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He is presently the Executive Director of the DentaQuest Foundation in Boston, MA. At the Foundation, Dr. Monopoli leads strategy development and grant making activities for the Foundation. Along with Foundation staff, Dr. Monopoli provides support to the growing Oral Health 2020 network. He also works across the DentaQuest enterprise and with external entities, including federal and state government agencies, academia, other health organizations, and community groups to establish, promote and provide support to partnerships and collaborations that can impact positive oral health policy nationally.

Dr. Monopoli is a past President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD).

 

Marcia K. Brand, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor, National Oral Health Programs

Marcia K. Brand, Ph.D. is a Senior Advisor to the Dentaquest Foundation and the Executive Director of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. 

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Marcia K. Brand, Ph.D. is a Senior Advisor to the Dentaquest Foundation and the Executive Director of the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. She has held a number of leadership positions in the Federal government and academics and currently serves as a consultant and advisor on matters related to access to oral and rural health care.  From 2009 until 2015, Dr. Brand was the Deputy Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an Agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that works to fill in the gaps for people who live outside the economic and medical mainstream.  The Agency uses its $10 billion annual budget to expand access to quality health care in partnership with health care providers and health professions training programs.   She held other leadership positions within HRSA, including associate administrator for the Bureau of Health professions and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.  Brand worked in the US Senate as a legislative assistant, and held academic appointments in the dental hygiene departments at Thomas Jefferson University and Old Dominion University.  She earned a doctoral degree in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania, and both master's and bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene from Old Dominion University.

Patrick Finnerty

Senior Advisor for State Oral Health Programs

Patrick Finnerty serves as the Foundation’s leadership resource to state coalitions and health organizations who are working to incorporate oral health into state policy and programs.

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Patrick Finnerty serves as the Foundation’s leadership resource to state coalitions and health organizations who are working to incorporate oral health into state policy and programs. Mr. Finnerty has a long history with states and public health programs and a unique appreciation of the challenges they face. He is the former Medicaid Director for Virginia, managed the Virginia state employee health benefits program, and directed a legislative health policy commission. He holds Master of Public Administration and B.S. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Pat is also a veteran volunteer at Mission of Mercy (MOM) projects throughout Virginia, which provide free dental care to thousands of uninsured adults.

Stacey Auger

Policy Consultant

Stacey worked at Massachusetts’ leading health care advocacy organization where she lead two statewide legislative advocacy coalitions - the Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce and the Children's Health Access Coalition.  

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Stacey Auger joined the DentaQuest Foundation in 2013 as a Policy Consultant.  Previously she was the Associate Director of ACTION Health Services, a comprehensive and innovative Health Care for the Homeless Federally Qualified Health Center in north central Massachusetts.  Prior to that, Stacey worked at Massachusetts’ leading health care advocacy organization, Health Care For All, where she led two statewide legislative advocacy coalitions -- the Oral Health Advocacy Taskforce and the Children's Health Access Coalition.  Stacey also served as the Co-Manager of the Oral Health Initiative of North Central Massachusetts, a large multi-year, multi-pronged initiative aimed at improving the oral health in north central Massachusetts through both programming and public policy changes. Stacey started her career at the Child Care Resource Center, Inc. in Cambridge where she worked for five years coordinating its Health Access Project, Public Action for Child Care Today Campaign (PACCT), the Cambridge Zero to Three Project, and the Caring for Babies Forum. Stacey holds a BA in Sociology from Simmons College and a Master's in Public Health from Boston University.

Grandy Cody

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Grandy oversees operations and administration in support of a common vision and mission for the Impact Division of DentaQuest which includes the Foundation, Institute, and the Impact Integration Group. 

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As Managing Director, Grandy oversees operations and administration in support of a common vision and mission for the Impact Division of DentaQuest which includes the Foundation, Institute, and the Impact Integration Group. Previously, Grandy served as the Manager of Programs and Operations for the DentaQuest Foundation.  Prior to DentaQuest, Grandy worked for local United Way organizations in Massachusetts Bay and Greater Cincinnati for 8 years, providing programming and management support to help educate, attract and retain United Way’s top donors.  Prior to United Way, Grandy served as a United States Peace Corps business consultant in Oradea, Romania helping local NGO’s develop business plans and secure grant funding.  She has a MBA and BBA from the University of Cincinnati. 

 

 

Matthew Bond

Director of Network Strategy

Matthew joined the DentaQuest Foundation in 2011 as a Grants and Programs Associate.

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In his role as Director of Network Strategy, Matthw oversees the Foundation's role as backbone support for a national generative social impact network of more than 1,000 members, organized to transform healthcare to a fully person-centered, health outcomes-driven system. Matthew previously served as Grants and Programs Manager, working to develop stronger connections with grantees and partners and implement Foundation program strategy. Prior to that, he was in the role of Grants and Programs Associate. Before joining the DentaQuest Foundation in 2011, Matthew was the Manager of Client Services for Ellipsis Enterprises, a grant-funded academic publishing and meeting planning consultant, where he worked closely with foundations to plan and implement symposia and conferences. Matthew also served as an editor on six multi-author, cross-disciplinary volumes spanning such topics as the future of physics, and the nature of infinity.

 

Matthew is currently a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where his research interests are focused on how social change strategies results in public policy that promotes great social justice. Matthew received a Master of Public Administration from the Institute of Public Service at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. He also holds a dual degree in Philosophy and Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Trenae Simpson

Grants and Programs Manager

Trenae first joined the Foundation team in 2014 as a Grants and Programs Associate. 

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Trenae currently serves as Grants and Programs Manager for the DentaQuest Foundation. Trenae joined the team in 2014 as a Grants and Programs Associate. In this role, Trenae worked to develop stronger connections with grantees and partners to support the implementation of Foundation program strategy. Before joining the DentaQuest Foundation, Trenae was a Research Assistant at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, a membership organization that provides professional development opportunities and knowledge resources for corporate citizenship practitioners. She contributed to monthly blogs and the development of the Center’s knowledge tools. Trenae has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA in Leadership and Management from Boston College.

Kassandre Danger

Operations Coordinator

Kassandre joined DentaQuest in the spring of 2017. 

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Kassandre joined Dentaquest in 2017 as the Operations Coordinator, where she manages the finances for the DentaQuest Impact Organization. Prior to joining the team, Kassie worked at a Medicare compliance company in North Reading, Massachusetts. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.