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Diane Oakes, MPH

Diane Oakes MPH

Diane Lowry Oakes is the Chief Mission Officer for Delta Dental of Washington. Previously, she was the CEO and President of Arcora Foundation. She has been instrumental in the development of the Foundation’s oral health initiatives, which include a nationally recognized program that has increased dental care access for lower income children, significant expansion of Community Health Center dental clinics and successful advocacy to restore dental coverage for low-income adults. Before coming to the Arcora Foundation, Diane was a prevention specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also has held several roles in organizations that advocate for healthy communities.

Diane holds Master degrees in Public Health and Social Work from the University of Washington. When Diane isn’t diving deep into oral health, she is running around with her two rambunctious boys.