The Delta Dental Institute welcomes Vivian Vasallo as Executive Director

Vasallo joins the Institute with more than 15 years of experience leading initiatives at corporate and not-for-profit organizations



Nov 5, 2019 | Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Delta Dental Institute is proud to announce Vivian Vasallo as Executive Director, leading the Institute's efforts to elevate oral health in the nation’s broader health care conversation.

"I am excited to welcome Vivian to the Delta Dental Institute as Executive Director," said Steven R. Olson, president and CEO of Delta Dental Plans Association. "With her experience and dedication to improving lives, she will make a significant impact on the Institute's mission to shine a new spotlight on oral health."

Vasallo brings deep experience leading not-for-profit initiatives and driving social change through strategic planning and partnerships. She has an impressive track record of impact and innovation across the business and not-for-profit sectors, notably on issues related to health care, aging, and financial services.

"I am delighted to be joining the Delta Dental Institute to help advance the oral health of all Americans," Vasallo said. "Oral health is health, and it needs to be a more prominent part of the national health care dialogue. I look forward to leading and working with the Institute team to elevate this critical issue."

Before joining the Delta Dental Institute, Vasallo was Director of Partnerships and Innovation at Fannie Mae, focusing on issues related to health and housing. Previously, she served in executive management roles at the Milken Institute and AARP Foundation. Vasallo is a member of the Board of Directors of Heluna Health, an organization that transforms population health throughout the country.

Vasallo holds a BA from American University and an MA from the University of Miami, in addition to a certificate in Executive Leadership from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. She is also nearing completion of an MS in Health and Aging at Georgetown University.