In his role as Director of Network Strategy, Matt oversees the Foundation's role as backbone support for a national generative social impact network of more than 1,000 members, organized to transform healthcare to a fully person-centered, health outcomes-driven system. Matt previously served as Manager of Grants and Programs, working to develop stronger connections with grantees and partners and implement Foundation program strategy. Prior to that, he was in the role of Grants and Programs Associate. Before joining the DentaQuest Foundation in 2011, Matt was the Manager of Client Services for Ellipsis Enterprises, a grant-funded academic publishing and meeting planning consultant, where he worked closely with foundations to plan and implement symposia and conferences. Matt also served as an editor on six multi-author, cross-disciplinary volumes spanning such topics as the future of physics, and the nature of infinity.
Matt is currently a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where his research interests are focused on how social change strategies result in public policy that promotes great social justice. Matt received a Master of Public Administration from the Institute of Public Service at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School. He also holds a dual degree in Philosophy and Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.