Board & Officers
Board Members for 2015
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. Rob Compton, DDS (President)DentaQuest Institute and DentaQuest Oral Health Center
Dr. Robert Compton leads the DentaQuest Institute in its work with oral health professionals across the United States on quality, prevention and disease management in dental care delivery. Dr. Compton is a nationally recognized leader on issues of dental quality, dental reimbursement, dental analytics and oral health. Most recently, Dr. Compton served as vice president of business intelligence for DentaQuest, one of the nation's leading oral health companies. Dr. Compton also serves as President of the DentaQuest Oral Health Center, a model dental office committed to prevention-focused care, which is co-located with the DentaQuest Institute in Westborough, Massachusetts. Fifteen years ago, Dr. Compton established the DentaQuest Oral Health Center to be a model for prevention-focused dental care and minimally-invasive treatment. The Oral Health Center has been recognized by the American Dental Association as an Adult Preventive Care Practice of the Year.
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.
Ralph Fuccillo (Chair)DentaQuest, LLC and DentaQuest Foundation
Ralph Fuccillo plays a critical role in achieving DentaQuest’s mission of improving the oral health of all. As Chief Mission Officer for DentaQuest and President of the DentaQuest Foundation, Ralph Fuccillo plays a critical role in achieving DentaQuest’s mission of improving the oral health of all. At the heart of his work is a desire to tap into the roots of chronic health problems and empower professions and communities to work in partnership with one another to solve them. Having worked in public health, prevention and philanthropy on numerous public health challenges for over 30 years, Ralph brings a passion for inspiring people to create conditions for healthier living to the work of the DentaQuest Foundation and DentaQuest Institute. Since joining DentaQuest in 2006, he has guided the evolution of the DentaQuest Foundation from a small Massachusetts-focused grantmaker into the leading national philanthropic organization focused solely on oral health and the DentaQuest Institute into leading national voice in oral disease prevention and quality care.
Outside of DentaQuest, Fuccillo extends his facilitative leadership to the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance where he is a founding board member board and to the Road Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel) board, where he is vice chair. Ralph also serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation and Neighborhood Health Plan. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Health Council and the AIDS Action Committee Board of Directors and former board chair of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. In 2012, Ralph was inducted into the Santa Fe Group, a think tank of internationally renowned scholars and leaders from business and the professions who are bound by a common interest to improve oral health and serve as catalysts of positive change. Before joining DentaQuest, Ralph was Executive Director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Associate Director of Health Resources in Action (formerly The Medical Foundation) where he was engaged in the development of a regional prevention center system for communities across Massachusetts. He has also worked with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Divinity School, and the CDC Prevention Research Center Program.
Ralph holds a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an MA degree from Fordham University.
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 2015
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.