Ralph Fuccillo, MA
Senior Advisor
DentaQuest Foundation

Ralph Fuccillo serves as the Senior Advisor to DentaQuest CEO Steve Pollock. He is a seasoned leader in philanthropy and previously served as President of DentaQuest Foundation, the nation’s largest grantmaking organization that solely focuses on oral health. During his 10-year tenure as president, he played a critical role in building the Oral Health 2020 Strategy and broadening DentaQuest’s reach to a national scale.

Mr. Fuccillo has had a distinguished career in health and human services, education, and organizational development. As an advocate for disease prevention and health promotion, his current activities are focused on DentaQuest’s mission “to improve the oral health of all.” He is committed to reducing the burden of oral diseases and poor oral health through DentaQuest’s national reach and resources, including dental benefits and coverage models, philanthropic investments, and advances in dental care delivery.

Mr. Fuccillo serves as Vice Chair of Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs, a founding board member of the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance, a board member of the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation, a trustee of Mount Ida College, and a board member of the Texas Health Institute. He served as co-chair of the New England Regional Health Equity Council from 2011-2016. He was inducted into the Santa Fe Group in 2012. This unique group includes internationally renowned scholars and leaders from business and other professions who are bound by a common interest to improve oral health and serve as catalysts of positive change.

Mr. Fuccillo is an advocate for health equity, community engagement, and the work of community health centers. He holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.