DentaQuest Announces Senior Leadership Appointments Across the Organization

DentaQuest Announces Senior Leadership Appointments Across the Organization

December 21, 2016

BOSTON - DentaQuest recently announced several senior leadership appointments and updates across the organization in an ongoing effort to advance person-centered health.

Ralph Fuccillo, M.A., has been appointed as senior advisor, office of the CEO, transitioning from his role as president of DentaQuest Foundation after over a decade of leadership, during which he built the nation’s largest philanthropic organization focused solely on improving the oral health of all. As senior advisor, Fuccillo will leverage his experience across the organization to advance health equity.

“I am thrilled to take on this new role, working closely with Steve to promote equity-focused solutions across the organization and continue to grow our business in a way that supports optimal health for all,” Fuccillo said. “With the promotion of other long-standing leaders, we are in good hands when it comes to the future of DentaQuest Foundation and the enterprise.”

Brian Souza, who currently serves as the DentaQuest Foundation’s vice president of strategy and operations, will now serve as DentaQuest’s chief impact officer. In this new role, Souza will lead a new Impact Division of DentaQuest that includes the DentaQuest Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute. Souza will also lead the Impact Integration Group, with the goal of spreading into practice those innovations that improve quality, patient experience and provider satisfaction, and also lower costs. 

Michael Monopoli, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.S., a national leader in public health dentistry and philanthropy, who has served most recently as vice president for programs at DentaQuest Foundation, will serve as executive director of DentaQuest Foundation, where he will lead a dedicated team that supports the work of the Oral Health 2020 network.

“Each of these outstanding leaders has a long-standing, proven track record for innovation, hard work and commitment to our mission to improve the oral health of all,” said Steve Pollock, president and CEO of DentaQuest. “I am honored to have Ralph by my side as we work to leverage his outstanding expertise across the organization. With Mike taking the helm of DentaQuest Foundation and Brian moving into the newly-established role of chief impact officer, we are committed to and will continue making strides toward the Oral Health 2020 goals, while increasing the impact of our work across the country.”

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The DentaQuest Foundation is the leading U.S. philanthropy focused solely on oral health. The Foundation is supporting the development of the Oral Health 2020 network, a group of partners committed to working collectively at the national, state and community levels to eradicate dental disease in children and improve lifelong oral health. The DentaQuest Foundation is the philanthropic arm of DentaQuest. To learn more, visit Follow the DentaQuest Foundation on Twitter, @OralHealth2020, and visit our Facebook page


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