Ralph Fuccillo, BS, MA

Senior Advisor, Office of the CEO


RalphMr. Ralph Fuccillo serves as the Senior Advisor, Office of the CEO at DentaQuest.  He previously served as President of DentaQuest Foundation of DentaQuest Ventures, Inc. He has a passion for inspiring people to create conditions for healthier living.  He guided the evolution of the DentaQuest Foundation from a small Massachusetts-focused grant maker into a philanthropic organization focused solely on oral health, and the DentaQuest Institute into the leading national voice in oral disease prevention and quality care.

He is a founding board member of the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance and vice chair of the Road Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel) board.  Ralph also serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation and Neighborhood Health Plan.  In 2012, he 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.

He has worked with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Divinity School, and the CDC Prevention Research Center Program, and served as a Director of Neighborhood Health Plan, Inc.  He holds a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and an MA degree from Fordham University.

Fuccillo received the 2016 Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, an honor bestowed for his work as a servant leader in public health and his lifelong commitment to health equity.  The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work positively affects health for those in need.

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