Mr. Abelman is an Executive Vice President for DentaQuest and has been with the company since September, 2013. Prior to joining DentaQuest, he served in various roles, including Sr. Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at Tufts Health Plan, President of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Senior Counsel at Fidelity Investments and junior partner at Nutter, McLennen & Fish. From 1991 through 1996, Dave served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston, focusing on the prosecution of health care fraud and other white collar crimes.
Dave serves on the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section and recently concluded his term as co-chair of that Section. He is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association for which he has participated on various program committees, including the Annual In-House Counsel program. He has been a frequent speaker at BBA, AHLA and other industry programs.
Dave is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Chicago Law School.
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, JD
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 2018
Alison Corcoran, (President)
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.
Greg Winn, MBA (Treasurer)
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)
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.
The DentaQuest Institute is committed to improving oral health care for all. We are a national, non-profit organization providing clinical care and practice management solutions that help providers improve oral health.
We work with clinical partners across the country to develop and implement more effective approaches to prevent and manage oral disease.