Virginia Health Catalyst

The Intersection of Overall Health and Oral Health

Glen Allen, VA   |
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Virginia Health Catalyst

EIN: 27-4082359


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

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Principal Officer

Ms. Sarah Bedard Holland

Main address

4200 Innslake Drive, #202

Glen Allen, VA 23060 USA

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Dental care

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Regional Alliances

Virginia earned a C+ for oral health on the Virginia Oral Health 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, Virginia Health Catalyst convened regional oral health alliances to galvanize local providers, advance initiatives that improve access to oral health care in communities, and ultimately improve our Virginia’s grade. Regional alliances are located in Northern Virginia, Greater Richmond/Petersburg, and Hampton Roads; Catalyst also works with regional partners to advance hyperlocal oral health integration programs. Catalyst continues to support the regional alliances, empower new alliances, and develop partnerships with other organizations across the state.

Population(s) Served

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(s) Served

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.

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Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Population(s) Served

Pregnant people, Non-adult children, Caregivers

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Other - describing something else

Direction of Success


Number of convenings hosted by the organization

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Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Pregnant people, People with disabilities, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Virginia Health Catalyst’s roots are in oral health advocacy, having been founded in 2010 as the Virginia Oral Health Coalition. From the outset, the organization worked to affect system change that better integrated oral health into overall health. In 2019, it was relaunched as Virginia Health Catalyst to better reflect its broadening focus, while continuing to ensure that all Virginians have equitable access to comprehensive health care that includes oral health.

The following two years proved to be extremely eventful for Catalyst. Long fought policy battles advocating for Medicaid expansion (2019) and adult dental benefits (2021) ended successfully and reflected positively on Catalyst’s reputation and its ability to affect meaningful change to improve health for Virginians. Oral health water fluoridation initiatives led Catalyst to a new body of work outside the health care system focused on equitable access to safe, trusted, affordable, fluoridated water for all Virginians. The COVID-19 pandemic brought further attention to the importance of Catalyst’s work on equity, access, and public health, as well as an influx of COVID relief funding and challenges to the way business was conducted in a remote environment.

Catalyst leadership was keenly aware of the opportunities and challenges created by all of these factors, and recognized a need to evaluate the organization’s readiness and strategies to meet the moment and plan for the future. The Board of Directors conducted an analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) and then engaged TvM Impact Consulting, LLC, to facilitate strategic planning in February of 2022.

The consultant worked closely with the CEO and a subcommittee of the Board through a series of in-person work sessions, developing a strategic action statement, evaluating priorities, and building a strategic framework to guide the organization’s continued success over the next three years. Staff was also convened for feedback and input midway through the process to better inform implementation. On June 16, 2022, the Board of Directors fully endorsed this three year Strategic Plan.


Catalyst ensures that all Virginians have equitable access to comprehensive healthcare that includes oral health.


Imagine a Virginia where everyone can access quality health care, including oral health. Everyone thrives.

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Strategic Action Statement

When the Board subcommittee convened for strategic planning, they were presented with a draft Strategic Action Statement to guide the process of building a strategic plan to further support Catalyst’s mission to ensure that all Virginians have equitable access to comprehensive healthcare that includes oral health.

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 124.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Virginia Health Catalyst

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Virginia Health Catalyst’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $45,106 $96,272 $230,948 $107,880 $109,150
As % of expenses 7.8% 14.9% 30.3% 10.7% 7.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $42,503 $91,824 $230,046 $106,978 $108,004
As % of expenses 7.3% 14.1% 30.1% 10.6% 7.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $562,759 $705,468 $1,017,279 $1,094,568 $1,710,912
Total revenue, % change over prior year -32.0% 25.4% 44.2% 7.6% 56.3%
Program services revenue 3.5% 3.8% 1.3% 0.8% 0.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 6.9% 0.0% 55.7%
All other grants and contributions 96.5% 96.2% 91.8% 99.2% 42.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $575,865 $646,024 $763,237 $1,004,388 $1,507,856
Total expenses, % change over prior year -3.7% 12.2% 18.1% 31.6% 50.1%
Personnel 58.2% 57.7% 59.4% 66.3% 63.1%
Professional fees 16.1% 9.9% 14.2% 10.4% 14.9%
Occupancy 4.3% 4.4% 6.1% 5.0% 4.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 21.4% 28.0% 20.3% 18.3% 17.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $578,468 $650,472 $764,139 $1,005,290 $1,509,002
One month of savings $47,989 $53,835 $63,603 $83,699 $125,655
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,399
Total full costs (estimated) $626,457 $704,307 $827,742 $1,088,989 $1,637,056

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 12.8 12.3 14.0 11.3 8.5
Months of cash and investments 12.8 12.3 14.0 11.3 8.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.9 12.3 14.1 12.0 8.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $615,757 $659,775 $891,813 $941,876 $1,062,929
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $55,483 $70,440 $80,473 $123,493 $215,060
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $7,263 $2,705 $2,705 $2,705 $5,104
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 39.8% 2.8% 36.1% 69.5% 59.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.3% 2.0% 0.9% 0.9% 12.6%
Unrestricted net assets $575,261 $667,085 $897,131 $1,004,109 $1,112,113
Temporarily restricted net assets $95,159 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $95,159 $58,331 $81,425 $63,725 $157,631
Total net assets $670,420 $725,416 $978,556 $1,067,834 $1,269,744

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Sarah Bedard Holland

Sarah Holland is the CEO of the Virginia Health Catalyst, a statewide nonprofit improving the overall and oral health of all Virginians. Since Virginia Health Catalyst's founding in 2010 Sarah has played a pivotal role in improving access to oral health care across the Commonwealth, including advocating for a comprehensive dental benefit for pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid, launching regional oral health alliance to address community-specific challenges, and ensuring local community water systems remain fluoridated. Prior to Virginia Health Catalyst, Sarah improved the health of Virginians through her work at the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF), the largest funder of dental safety net providers in Virginia. Among her many successes, she negotiated costs savings for the dental safety net valued at over half a million dollars. Her advocacy background stems from her work at the American Cancer Society where she successfully lobbied for patient rights and tobacco control.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Virginia Health Catalyst

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2023
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Board co-chair

Mr. Luciano Ramos


Term: 2023 - 2026

Board co-chair

Dr. Tegwyn Brickhouse

VCU School of Dentistry

Term: 2023 - 2024

Tegwyn Brickhouse

VCU School of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Stacy Campbell

Corvesta, Inc.

Denise Claiborne

Old Dominion University

Frank Iuorno

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Natalie Pennywell

Virginia Department of Health

Paula Masters

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Patrick Finnerty

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Aubrey Thomas


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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2023

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