John WilguessExecutive Director
As Executive Director of the ODF, John works to support the outreach, educational efforts and programming of the staff, develop the resources for building programs and assure the Board of Trustees continues to better the ODF to provide better oral health for all Oklahomans.
John serves as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Dental Foundation. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, he has been married to Teresa since 1989 and lives in Oklahoma City with their two children: Victoria and Landon.
Prior to joining the ODF, John was the Executive Director of Safe Kids Oklahoma. He has been the owner of Alliance Resource Group, Inc., a consulting company specializing in not-for-profit fund development, board training, marketing and public relations. He has worked with non-profits and political campaigns throughout Oklahoma and across the nation since 1986.
His prior employment also includes Vice-President for Civic Affair at Oklahoma Christian University and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where he was in charge of fundraising.
John is a deacon in his church and has been the Missions Ministry Director since 2009 with mission outreach efforts in 15 nations and a worldwide budget of nearly $2.5 million.