Board & Officers
Board Members for 2017
Brian SouzaChief Impact Officer, DentaQuest, LLC
When it comes to developing and implementing creative solutions to improve the health of our nation and reduce existing disparities, Brian Souza sets a high bar. Having worked with health care nonprofits for over two decades, Brian understands the importance of collaborating across disciplines, organizations, and communities. Brian brings his passion for health care, business acumen, and nonprofit expertise to oral disease and health disparities in his role as Chief Impact Officer at DentaQuest. Brian oversees a 70-person team that includes the DentaQuest Foundation, the DentaQuest Institute, DentaQuest Oral Health Center, and the Impact Integration Group.
Together with Mike Monopoli (Executive Director of the DentaQuest Foundation), Brian leads DentaQuest’s philanthropic strategy, investing $17 million annually at the national, state, and community levels to improve oral health. With Tequila Terry, (Executive Director of the DentaQuest Institute) and Dr. Brian Novy, (Director of Practice Improvement of the DentaQuest Institute) he leads DentaQuest’s clinical and quality improvement solutions, working to improve the delivery of person-centered oral health care through prevention and disease management. Lastly, working with the Impact Integration Group, Brian leads efforts to leverage internal and external innovation into DentaQuest’s benefits and care business products and services.
Prior to DentaQuest, Brian has served in a number of leadership roles in the health and social service sectors, including at the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Community Care Alliance, and Kit Clark Senior Services. Brian also serves on the board of Our Space, Our Place, an after-school program for blind youth, and the Farm-Direct Coop, a large community supported agriculture program in the Greater Boston area.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree focused on non-profit management, both from Boston University.
Dr. Craig Amundson, DDSHealth Partners
Dr. Amundson has been with HealthPartners since 1977 serving as Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice-President and Dental Director. Currently, Dr. Amundson serves as a general dentist, providing a broad range of dental care options to patients. HealthPartners, a large consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization provides care, coverage, research and education to improve the health of members, patients and the community. Prior to joining HealthPartners he served as dental officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in Hawaii and Washington. Dr. Amundson attended Worthington State Junior College and the University of Minnesota where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduating with honors. He later served his residency in Washington State. Today, he is the Vice Chair of the NADP Professional Relations Council Clinical Workgroup and serves as NADP’s representative to the Dental Quality Alliance where he participates on the Executive Committee and the Research and Development Committee. Dr. Amundson’s outstanding work on behalf of the dental benefits industry was recognized with NADP Star Awards in 2005 and 2011.
Dr. Jessica Lee, PhD, DDS, MPHUniversity of North Carolina
Dr. Jessica Y. Lee received her MPH and DDS degrees from Columbia University and her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and PhD in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was also a NIH National Research Service Award recipient and Post-doc fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. She is currently on faculty in both the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Health Policy Analysis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is board certified Pediatric Dentist and an active member of the medical staff at UNC Hospitals and practices in the Dental Faculty Practice in the School of Dentistry. She also serves as the Director of Research for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice and research and maintains several research grants. Her major research interests include health literacy, outcome assessment, costs effectiveness investigations, access to oral health care and health disparities in young children.
Dr. Roderick K. King, MDFlorida Public Health Institute
Dr. Roderick K. King is Executive Director of the Florida Public Health Institute and holds faculty positions at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital Disparities Solutions Center. Most recently Dr King served as the Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and currently serves on the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health. Dr. King is also President and CEO of Next Generation Consulting Group (www.ngcg.org). Dr. King served as the New England Regional Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. He earned a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College with honors in research and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Health Foundation of South Florida, and Amplifyme. Dr. King served on the DentaQuest Foundation board from 2003- 2013 and currently serves on the DSM board.
James CollinsDentaQuest, LLC
Mr. Collins is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for DentaQuest. Mr. Collins has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a senior leader at Sun Life Financial and John Hancock Financial Services, Jim led comprehensive finance teams and drove the strategic planning process. Jim is an actuary by training and currently oversees all finance functions, strategic planning and business intelligence for DentaQuest. His unique ability to communicate complex financial and strategic concepts to a variety of audiences, from employee groups to boards of directors is key to his effectiveness.
Jim earned a BA at Dartmouth College, completed executive business programs at Harvard and MIT and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Steve Pollock, JDDentaQuest, LLC
Steve Pollock has been with DentaQuest since 1999. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of DentaQuest on April 1, 2015. Previous to this role, he was named Chief Operating Officer in 2011, with oversight responsibility for all business segments. Before this, Steve served in several roles, including President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Market Development, and General Counsel. Steve has led DentaQuest's growth in the evolving health care marketplace through his commitment to good people practices, innovative technology, and efficient processes.
Prior to joining DentaQuest, Steve worked as the physician group contractor for Medical Mutual of Ohio, the largest insurer in Ohio, representing more than 1.5 million members. From 1995 to 1997, he was an associate at Medimetrix Group in Cleveland, Ohio. Steve served on the board of directors for Oral Health America, a national organization dedicated to improving oral health from October 2009 – December 2012. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a certified public accountant in Ohio.
Steve holds a BS from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Officers for 2017
Greg Winn, MBA (Treasurer)DentaQuest, LLC
Gregory Winn is the Treasurer of the DentaQuest Institute. He is also the Vice President – Treasury for DentaQuest and the Treasurer of the DentaQuest Foundation. His duties include overseeing the financial management of the Institute and the Foundation as well as responsibility for the investment portfolios at the Foundation and Dental Service of Massachusetts. Prior to joining DentaQuest, Gregory was most recently Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at the American Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of AIG in Wilmington, DE. He has also served as the Treasurer of John Hancock Financial Services, OneBeacon Insurance Group, and Scottish RE, Ltd.
Gregory has a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (concentration in Finance) and an AB in Economics from Duke University.
Jim Hawkins, JD (Clerk)DentaQuest, LLC
Jim Hawkins joined the DentaQuest legal team in 2011 and became General Counsel in 2013. As Vice President and General Counsel, Jim is responsible for legal services for the entire DentaQuest enterprise including the DentaQuest Foundation and DentaQuest Institute.
Prior to joining DentaQuest, Jim was in private practice with the Boston law firms of Choate, Hall & Stewart and Posternak, Blankstein & Lund for more than twenty years. His practice focused on corporate and regulatory matters in the health care and non-profit sectors.
Jim is a member of the Health Law and Exempt Organization Committees of the Boston Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Jim holds a BSBA from Northeastern University and a JD from Boston College Law School.