2023 Key Objectives:

  1. Work with ACPA’s advocacy partner to develop an advocacy plan.
  2. Develop strategies for incorporating advocacy into Cleft Awareness Month.
  3. Monitor and provide support on any current or future legislation impacting those with cleft/craniofacial conditions.
    • Reach out to allied organizations to collaborate on advocacy efforts.
  4. Generate discussion within the advocacy group on ACPA’s Online Community.
  5. Work with ACPA’s advocacy partner for an Advocacy Central table during the Annual Meeting.

2024 Committee Members

  • Christopher M. Discolo, MD – Aurora, CO (Chair)
  • Ana M. Mercado, DMD, PhD – Columbus, OH (Co-Chair)
  • Jose R. Arballo – Riverside, CA
  • Hannah Bergman – Springfield, MO
  • Greg Bowden – Baltimore, MD
  • Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Michael S. Golinko, MD, FAAP, FACS – Nashville, TN
  • Michaela Kozaczka, LICSW – Northborough, MA
  • Kaitrin K. Kramer, DDS, MS, PhD – Columbus, OH
  • Daniel P. Lamb, Jr., MD – San Bernardino, CA
  • Dawn A. Leavitt, RN, BSN – Seattle, WA
  • Victoria Ratcliffe, DDS – Dallas, TX
  • Brianne B. Roby, MD – St. Paul, MN
  • Mark E. Runge, DDS, MS – Chicago, IL
  • Suzanne Santomieri – Winston-Salem, NC (Ex-Officio Board Member)
  • Graham Schenck – St. Paul, MN
  • Ronald P. Strauss, DMD, PhD – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Douglas Swol – Reston, VA
  • Peter J. Taub, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP – New York, NY
  • Melissa Tumblin – Broomfield, CO
  • Sarah B. Vetter – Chicago, IL