Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Katherine (Kathy) Kountze is Chief Information Officer (CIO) for DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization with a mission to improve the oral health of all. Headquartered in Boston with locations across the country, DentaQuest provides outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide.
DentaQuest now manages dental and vision benefits for 30+ million Americans in 30 states and direct patient care through a network of more than 80 oral health centers in six states. And its membership and national provider footprint continue to grow.
Kathy works to refine and execute DentaQuest’s technology roadmap in support of the customer and digital experience. As part of the Office of the COO, she works closely with leaders within Operations and Marketing and Communications to improve internal and external processes.
Before joining DentaQuest, Kathy served as Senior Vice President and CIO at Eversource Energy, a business and residential energy provider based in eastern Massachusetts. There, she provided IT vision and leadership, ensuring timely, innovative and cost-effective utilization of technology while contributing to the company’s post-merger transformation.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Actuarial Math & Science from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of New Haven, and a Certificate for Finance Accounting from Harvard Business Online.