Patrick W. Finnerty


finnerty-photoPatrick W. Finnerty

 Board of Directors, Virginia Dental Association Foundation

Following a 32 year career in Virginia state government, Patrick Finnerty formed his own consulting firm, PWF Consulting, which provides consulting services to several health care organizations. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and symposia regarding Medicaid and other health care topics. In addition to his consulting business, Patrick currently serves on several non-profit boards that promote access to care for uninsured and low-income persons. He is the immediate Past President of the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) Board of Directors.

During his government career, Patrick was appointed by two Governors to serve as Virginia’s Medicaid Director from 2002 to 2010. At the time of his retirement from state government, the Virginia Medicaid and CHIP programs served over 820,000 persons and had a total budget of $6.7 billion. Improving access to oral health services for Medicaid/CHIP children was a hallmark of Patrick’s tenure as Medicaid Director.

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C. C.

Culpeper, Virginia

C.C., a veteran, needed dentures to help with glycemic control for management of his diabetes. Once our DDS volunteer dentist had completed full upper and lower dentures for C.C., he could not only eat a healthier diet but was thrilled that his beloved grandchildren were no longer frightened of his appearance and now happy to be near him!


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