Ralph Fuccillo is a Principal with Cambridge Concord Associates, a consultant practice dedicated to “enhancing health, education, and civil society by supporting strong organizations and collaborations.” Ralph continues to serve as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the CEO at DentaQuest, a national oral health organization with headquarters in Boston.
Ralph’s dedication to advancing health equity and elevating the voices of the underserved has been a cornerstone of his decades-long career in public health. In his leadership roles at the DentaQuest Foundation (President), and the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation (Executive Director), Ralph directed national and local efforts to advocate for disease prevention and health promotion. His collaborative approach has led to the development of innovative solutions that incorporate the perspectives of stakeholders to address the systems impacting HIV/AIDS, substance use, community and interpersonal violence, and oral disease. These collaborations have resulted in the re-shaping of health policy, care delivery, payment model reform, and community engagement.
Ralph began his public health career with The Medical Foundation, now Health Resources in Action (HRiA). Completing his time with HRiA as Associate Director for Community Health Programs, he previously served as Education Director, Director of the Boston-area Prevention Center, and Director of Prevention Support Services for Massachusetts.
He has been recognized for his commitment to prevention and community service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cambridge College, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program, Whittier Street Community Health Center, South End Community Health Center, and several other community organizations.
Ralph currently serves on the boards of Road Scholar (Elderhostel) and the Massachusetts Dental Society Foundation and is a founding board member of the U.S. National Oral Health Alliance. He is a member of the Santa Fe Group and on the editorial board of Preventing Chronic Disease, an e-journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His past board roles include the Texas Health Institute, Neighborhood Health Plan, past-president of the Massachusetts Health Council, and chair of the AIDS Action Committee Board of Directors. Additionally, Ralph served as co-chair of the U.S. Health and Human Services Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) from 2011-2016, and he remains a member.
He has served as a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Divinity School and a guest lecturer at several other area colleges and universities. Ralph holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts, Boston.