Patrick Finnerty is a Senior Advisor for DentaQuest and assists the enterprise in achieving its mission of improving the oral health of all. Prior to his association with DentaQuest, Patrick worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia for 32 years, including eight years as Virginia’s Medicaid Director. Improving access to oral health services was a hallmark of Patrick’s tenure as Medicaid Director. His prior work within Virginia government included serving as the Executive Director of a legislative health policy commission within the Virginia General Assembly. Patrick serves on several non-profit boards that promote access to care for uninsured and low-income persons, including the Virginia Oral Health Coalition. He currently is the President of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation Board of Directors. He volunteers at Mission of Mercy (MOM) Projects which provide free dental care to those in underserved areas of Virginia. Patrick earned both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.