Virginia Oral Health Coalition, Inc.
4200 Innslake Drive, #103
Glen Allen VA 23060
Mission Statement

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition strives to ensure all Virginians have access to affordable, comprehensive health care that includes oral health.

Web and Social Media
Oral Health IS Health
Multi-Media Comments
VaOHC has an active online presence! Visit our resource-rich website at to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and find links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts (@VAOralHealth).
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sarah Bedard Holland
Board Chair Mrs. Stacy Campbell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Corvesta, Inc.
Contact Information
Address 4200 Innslake Drive, #103
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Telephone 804 269-8720
Fax 0 000-0000
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $761,984.00
Projected Expenses $585,307.00
Additional Documents
Virginia Oral Health Report Card2016View
VaOHC One Pager2013View
Va Oral Health Plan Brochure2012View
VaOHC received an extension for the Charitable Solicitations Permit through November 2017 and is currently awaiting approval for a renewal application (anticipated January 2018).

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition strives to ensure all Virginians have access to affordable, comprehensive health care that includes oral health.


Top Accomplishments
  1. February to July 2017: Partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to provide community forums and continuing education for caregivers, self-advocates, dental professionals, and clinicians regarding oral health care access for individuals with special health care needs and practical treatment techniques. The program educated more than 200 individuals and resulted in stories to educate the barriers that prevent this population from accessing dental care. The stories can be used to advance policies and payment options that increase access to care for this population. 
  2. January 2017 (ongoing): Created the Northern Virginia Oral Health Alliance to advance regional oral health quality improvement activities. VaOHC brought together a group of community partners from myriad disciplines to self-identify areas to increase access to oral health care. The alliance developed a mission and vision, and is working to increase availability of oral health data, education and resources for targeted populations.
  3. May 2017 (ongoing): Created the Northern Virginia Oral Health Alliance to advance regional oral health quality improvement activities. VaOHC brought together a group of community partners from myriad disciplines to self-identify areas to increase access to oral health care. The alliance developed a mission and vision, and is working to increase availability of oral health data, education and resources for targeted populations.
  4. October 2017 (ongoing): Created the South Hampton Roads Oral Health Alliance to advance regional oral health quality improvement activities. VaOHC brought together a group of community partners from myriad disciplines to self-identify areas to increase access to oral health care. The alliance developed a mission and vision, and is working to increase availability of oral health data, education and resources for targeted populations.
  5. November 2017: Held the 2017 Virginia Oral Health Summit to educate oral health advocates, state agency leaders, dental professionals, clinicians, and community partners about the social determinants of health that impact oral health. Summit speakers discussed regional life span data, trauma-informed care, local workforce improvement initiatives, and leadership. Author and journalist Mary Otto offered a keynote discussion about oral health inequities that exist in America.

Top Goals
  1. Ensure that Virginia's policies allow for affordable and accessible and oral health care and continue to follow oral health-related legislation at the federal and state level.
  2. Secure funding sources to support Coalition programs and operations through FY2018 and beyond.
  3. Implement the Coalition's grant-funded programs to expand the oral health network, reduce disparities, educate providers, convene partners, and ensure the health care delivery system supports patient-centered care that includes oral health.
  4. Continue to establish the Coalition as a central resource for advocacy, expertise, and education related oral health integration, network-building and provider engagement.
  5. Cultivate existing partnerships and seek new partners to actively support statewide efforts that can improve access to oral health services for Virginians.
Top 5 Needs
  1. Major donors to support annual operational costs and regional, community-based quality improvement programs (varies).
  2. Event sponsors for Virginia Oral Health Summit and interprofessional collaboration activities (in-kind to $10,000).
  3. Dedicated individual donors to support advocacy, education and programmatic efforts (varied).
  4. In-kind marketing support for graphic design of informational brochures, translation services, printing, and web design.
  5. Increased community partnerships (local Richmond and statewide) to further spread advocacy and educational efforts within communities.
The Virginia Oral Health Coalition is a direct outgrowth of an all-volunteer association called Virginians for Increased Access to Dental Care (VIADC). In 2009, VIADC brought together stakeholders from across Virginia to create a comprehensive Virginia Oral Health Plan that contained specific goals and objectives to increase access to oral health care for all Virginians.
VIADC members recognized the need for an independent nonprofit organization to continue and expand efforts to improve access to oral health services for all Virginians, and the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) was born. 
In late 2010, VaOHC received a generous grant from the DentaQuest Foundation to support the Coalition’s operations. This support enabled the Coalition to begin the process of filing as an independent nonprofit organization, hire staff and begin to work in earnest implementing the Virginia Oral Health Plan.
Since its inception, the VaOHC has facilitated myriad opportunities for interprofessional education, provided technical assistance and education on oral health integration, led an update of the Virginia Oral Health Plan, advocated for policies that promote person-centered care for all Virginians, and created robust provider resources, such as the Oral Health Integration Toolkit and the Virginia Oral Health Report Card. We continue to convene and provide backbone support to regional and statewide workgroups that work to advance oral health policies, education, care, and resources for target populations and service areas. Over the last seven years, there has been a significant paradigm shift in the way individuals consider and value oral health and its relationship to wellness, thanks to a confluence of advocacy, national research and partner engagement. 
CEO Statement

After an accident forced her to leave a job that provided dental insurance, Martha* had few financial resources and no benefits. When two of her teeth broke off, her Medicaid coverage would not pay for the repair. She wasn’t sure where to turn for help.

Stories like Martha’s are all too common. Unemployed, low-income, ill and disabled individuals, and children struggle not only with broken teeth and cavities, but gum disease and other dental-related conditions. Oral health is inextricably linked to overall health, and untreated dental diseases are associated with systemic and costly health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and premature birth. Though dental disease is mostly preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease among Virginia’s children. Early and consistent access to oral health services improves overall health outcomes and significantly reduces health care costs, yet oral health care access is unavailable or out of reach for hundreds of thousands of Virginia’s residents.

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) strives to ensure all Virginians have access to comprehensive health care that includes oral health. Ultimately, we seek to create an environment where all health care professionals are mindful of an individual’s oral health and how it affects their general health and well-being. Among its numerous activities and programs, VaOHC works to:
  • Increase oral health access for Virginia’s underserved populations through policy change;
  • Facilitate training for non-dental health care providers to ensure they can incorporate oral health care into their practices and refer their patients to a dental home where they can receive consistent and preventive oral health services;
  • Ensure dental providers are equipped to deliver health services, education and referrals; 
  • Integrate oral health curriculum into clinical education for current and future health care professionals;
  • Monitor federal policies and programs that affect access to oral health care in Virginia;
  • Convene stakeholders in targeted work groups to inform state and local policies on oral health quality improvement; and,
  • Provide access to oral health news, events and resources monthly email updates, a resource-rich website, events, and social media.

For too long, oral health has hovered outside the realm of what is considered crucial for an individual’s overall health. We endeavor to change that perception so that assessing an individual’s oral health is as common as checking their temperature or blood pressure. Your support for these efforts is critical to ensure that Virginians have access to the oral health care services they need to achieve optimal overall health.

*Name has been changed to protect patient confidentiality.

Board Chair Statement

My passion for access to oral health services began when I started working as CEO for the Child Health Investment Partnership of Roanoke (CHIP of Roanoke Valley), when I encountered a child who had a recurring strep infection that correlated to an infection in his mouth. This eye-opening experience inspired me to become an activist for oral health services for children and families.

Despite the achievements and gains we have made as a society in medical science and technology, oral health often remains an ancillary part of overall health care. Hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia are unable to make oral health care part of their routine health care, contributing to a vicious cycle of lack of access and poverty: a person is denied employment due to missing teeth, but cannot afford dental care, and thus the cycle continues.

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition exists to eliminate this lack of access in the state of Virginia. While stopgap and provisional treatment can be available on a limited basis, the Coalition works to achieve change at the policy level, and to push for the integration of oral health care services into all aspects of health care - ultimately so that provisional measures are no longer necessary.

As is common for advocacy organizations working behind the scenes to affect change, funding is a challenge. However, because of our ever-increasing network of partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including those in the medical, dental, private, government and community health sectors, the Coalition has the unique ability to sift through competing priorities and agendas and steer the conversation toward the underlying causes of access issues and oral health as a stand-alone issue. With the goals of addressing the lack of access to oral health services, and to better equip the medical community to integrate oral health into their work as another avenue to access, the Coalition plays a crucial role in changing the mentality that oral health is a separate part of a person’s overall health.

Beyond financial sustainability, it is important to find the right people with the right skills and passion to help us grow as an organization and stay true to our mission. Rather than continuously tailoring the mission to secure funding for the plethora of other needs that exist, we strive to stay focused on bringing parity between oral health and general health in both conventional and often non-traditional ways, with both conventional and non-traditional partners. Please take a moment to visit our website to learn more.

I hope you will join us today as a fellow champion in the pursuit to eliminate oral health access as a barrier to Virginians leading healthy, productive lives.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Stacy Campbell
Company Affiliation Corvesta, Inc.
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Katharine Bond Dominion Resources Inc.
Dr. Patricia Bonwell RDH, BSDH, MSG, PhDVCU School of Dentisty & Lucy Corr Village
Dr. Tegwyn Brickhouse DDS, PhDVCU School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Mr. Scott Burnette Community Memorial Hospital
Ms. Stacy Campbell MBACorvesta, Inc.
Ms. Denise Claiborne RDH,BSDH,MSOld Dominion University
Mr. Patrick Finnerty PWF Consulting
Ms. Robin Haldiman CHIP of Roanoke Valley
Dr. Frank Iuorno Jr., DDS, MS, PCWest End Orthodontics
Dr. Robert Klink MD, MMM, FACOGTPMG Middle Peninsula Women's Care
Dr. Tyler Perkinson DDSVirginia Family Dentistry
Dr. A. Carole Pratt DDSSociety for Public Health Education
Dr. Helen Ragazzi MD, FAAPVirginia Premier
Ms. Patricia Rodgers Northern Virginia Health Foundation
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 9
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 30
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Risk Management Provisions
Renter's Insurance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
Katharine Bond Dominion Resources
Trish Bonwell Lucy Corr Dental Clinic
Dr. Tegwyn Brickhouse DDS, PhDVCU School of Dentistry
Howard Chapman Jr.Tri-Area Community Health
Denise Claiborne RDH, BSDH, MSOld Dominion University
Dr. Terry Dickinson DDSVirginia Dental Association
Julie Duregger Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula
Patrick Finnerty DentaQuest Foundation
Robin Haldiman CHIP of Roanoke
Cheryl Harris Sutton DentaQuest
Sarah Holland Virginia Oral Health Coalition
Dr. Robert Klink MDTidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group
Maghboeba Mosavel VCU and Petersburg Wellness Consortium
Deborah Oswalt Virginia Health Care Foundation
Dr. Tyler Perkinson DDSVirginia Family Dentistry
Nicole Pugar Williams Mullen
Dr. Helen Ragazzi MD, FAAPVirginia Premier
Tricia Rodgers Northern Virginia Health Foundation
Margaret Tomann Healthy Appalachia Institute/UVA - Wise
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Sarah Bedard Holland

Sarah Bedard Holland is the executive director of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC). VaOHC was formed to transform the way Virginia thinks and manages oral health care by implementing 19 initiatives which seek to change policies, create programs and shift the paradigm so that everyone in Virginia understands the importance of, and has access to, oral health services.

Prior to her work with VaOHC, Holland was with the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the largest funder of dental safety net providers in Virginia. During her time with the VHCF, Holland expanded access to oral health care for underserved and uninsured Virginians by strengthening the operations of existing dental safety net providers and stimulating the creation of new providers throughout the Commonwealth. Among many successes, she negotiated costs savings for the dental safety net valued at over half a million dollars. 

Her background includes directing public policy and communications efforts for the American Cancer Society where she successfully lobbied for patient rights and tobacco control, and for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center where she shaped and executed the communications strategy for the Phoenix Campus of University of Arizona’s School of Medicine.

Holland served as an adjunct professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and was a member of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive Healthcare Committee and the 2013 Class of LEAD Virginia. She is currently a member of the Dental Advisory Committee, which oversees the Virginia Medicaid dental program. In 2017, Holland participated in Richmond Memorial Health Foundation's Equity and Health Fellowship with 18 other fellows in the Greater Richmond area. 

Holland holds a Master’s of Science in Communication Management from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Retention Rate 67
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

The Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) received funding from the DentaQuest Foundation to implement the program “Oral Health 2020–Virginia” (OH2020) to strengthen and empower the Commonwealth’s oral health network to support comprehensive health care that includes oral health and advocacy.  In 2016, VaOHC facilitated the development of the Virginia Oral Health Report Card with an active statewide work group. Virginia earned a C+ for oral health on the Report Card, which measures Virginia's progress on nine key oral health indicators with the highest return on investment. Recognizing each region has its own unique challenges and strengths, VaOHC is convening regional oral health alliances to galvanize local providers to advance initiatives that improve access to oral health care in their communities. Regional alliances were formed in Northern Virginia, Greater Richmond/Petersburg, and South Hampton Roads in 2017, and the work is ongoing. 

Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Budget $250,000.00
Short Term Success Short-term program success will be monitored by the growth and strength of the oral health network and by the ability of network members to implement integration activities in their organizations. The growth of a network is not determined simply by the number of members but by the strength of relationships among members and investment in a shared vision. To that end, the Coalition will gather qualitative data from stakeholders through in-person meetings, webinars and traditional surveys throughout the grant period to determine strength of connectivity among network members and alignment around OH2020 drivers. Additionally the Coalition will seek feedback from stakeholders to identify gaps in the stakeholder network in order to inform outreach and engagement efforts.
Long Term Success

Long-term success means that communities are facilitating comprehensive health care, supported by comprehensive dental benefits for all adults enrolled in Virginia Medicaid. OH2020 supports this vision by expanding the number of oral health advocates, engaged providers and regional leaders, and by ensuring that emerging patient centered care and financing models in Virginia include oral health. An expanded oral health network will also have the ability to bring expertise, connections, ideas and energy that will enable programs and policies that integrate oral health into ever-changing health care systems and ultimately ensure all Virginians have access to oral health services, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Ultimately, the collective strength of the network, coupled with integrated medical-oral health care models, will reduce health disparities and lay a foundation for policy change that will provide all adults enrolled in Medicaid with comprehensive dental benefits.

Description The Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Quality Improvement (PIOHQI) program will ensure obstetricians and nurse midwives in Virginia have the necessary education and resources to incorporate oral health services into their patient visits, provide oral health education to their patients, and build interprofessional relationships with dental professionals to facilitate referrals. This program is conducted in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), with funding from HRSA. 
Population Served Adults
Budget $50,000.00
Short Term Success Short-term achievements include the provision of educational resources, in-person trainings, and consultancy services for new and existing maternal health providers, and qualitative feedback collected from the same providers on barriers and strengths in delivering integrated oral health services in obstetric care. Additionally, the Coalition's Early Dental Home workgroup will serve as a Project Advisory Board (PAB) to provide oversight, foster community relationships, and participate in national Learning Collaborative opportunities, to ensure the program goals are successful and collaboration locally, statewide and nationally. 
Long Term Success In the long-term, success will mean that maternal health professionals who participate in programmatic activities are providing comprehensive health care that includes oral health and that state-funded insurance programs continue to provide comprehensive dental benefits. 
Description Individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities experience higher rates of gum disease and face a shortage of providers equipped to deliver dental care to this population. This program aims to increase the number of dentists who are comfortable treating individuals with special health care needs. The program facilitates continuing education trainings for dentists across Virginia, presented by a dental hygienists and dentist with extensive experience in providing dental care to this population. The trainings effectively equip the participants with skills and knowledge to provide dental homes to more individuals with special health care needs, including cerebral palsy, autism, Downs Syndrome, developmental/ intellectual disabilities, and other physical or behavioral disabilities. Part of this program will also provide a forum for caregivers to provide feedback about the oral health barriers for their clients and/or family members with special health care needs. 
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Budget $18,600.00
Short Term Success Short-term success will be the number of dentists who participate in the trainings throughout the grant year.
Long Term Success Long-term success means more dental providers are able to provide dental homes to individuals with special health care needs. This will ensure these individuals are receiving routine and dental care, which will improve their overall health and quality of life. Success will also include lifting up the voice of the disabled community to legislators, coupled with more dental providers who are advocating for the special needs community, to support comprehensive dental benefits for all adults in Medicaid, which largely includes the disabled population. 
Description Through several grant-funded program, the Coalition provides technical assistance and education to safety net clinics who seek to integrate oral health services, education and referrals into practice. The Coalition also helps clinics to assess their current level of integration and provide targeted resources to assist the clinic in meeting its desired integration goals. Integrating oral health into primary care settings ensures patients receive more comprehensive health services, supports patient-centered care models, and facilitates interprofessional collaboration among providers. 
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Budget $82,000.00
Short Term Success

Short term success within this program means that the clinics who receive technical assistance and education have been able to implement one or more new or enhanced techniques to advance patient-centered care and provider more comprehensive health services. In some instances, enhancing the clinic’s services may only mean educating staff about oral health and its relationship to various conditions. In other instances, clinics may implement a robust integration program to target a specific patient population.

Long Term Success

Long term success will be safety net clinics who are integrating oral health services, education and referrals at a desired level and ability. Ultimately, this will ensure their patients are receiving comprehensive health care and the care environment is more patient-centered.

Description VaOHC has three targeted workgroups to advance oral health policy and programmatic activities – they include: Statewide Report Card Workgroup; Legislative Committee; and, Early Dental Home. In addition, VaOHC maintains a Clinical Advisory Board and a Legislative Committee to provide education and guidance. VaOHC has also formed three regional oral health alliances local partners who are working to improve oral health access, education, data collection, and resources for self-identified target populations. 
Budget $50,000.00
Short Term Success

Short term success results in a group of committed oral health advocates who can provide expertise and feedback on policy recommendations and programmatic activities, and serve as expert advisors for educational and advocacy opportunities.

Long Term Success

Long term success results in sustainable, stakeholder-led workgroups who are advancing oral health policy, education and training opportunities.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $761,984.00
Projected Expenses $585,307.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$39,760$7,813$17,635
Individual Contributions$55,025$40,084$194,519
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$14,958--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind--$60,000--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$287,580$391,040$255,554
Administration Expense$36,768$38,350$24,951
Fundraising Expense$13,825$14,927$26,666
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.591.121.54
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%88%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%4%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$339,561$480,821$428,325
Current Assets$334,439$476,008$424,322
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$714$2,604$3,050
Total Net Assets$338,847$478,217$425,275
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities468.40182.80139.12
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations PermitView
Organization Comments
In November 2012, the Coalition performed a financial review to ensure that VaOHC's accounting procedures were being performed correctly and effectively. The review showed that VaOHC's accounting practices fall within general guidelines for nonprofits, however the Form 990 was subsequently amended to show a more accurate distribution of expenses among administration and programs. The review was conducted by Morey, Jones and Pfieffer, PC. In 2013, and every year since, VaOHC conducted full financial audits with the same firm to ensure appropriate accounting practices were being followed.   
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Morey, Jones & Pfeiffer, PC.
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.