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.

2023 Committee Members

  • Christopher M. Discolo, MD – Denver, CO (Chair)
  • Jose R. Arballo – Riverside, CA
  • Hannah Bergman – Springfield, MO
  • Greg Bowden – Baltimore, MD (Ex-Officio Board Member)
  • Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD – Kansas City, MO
  • Michael S. Golinko, MD, FAAP, FACS – Nashville, TN
  • Elena M. Hopkins, RN, MS, PNP – Palo Alto, CA
  • Michaela Kozaczka, LICSW – Northborough, MA
  • Kaitrin K. Kramer, DDS, MS, PhD – Columbus, OH
  • Daniel P. Lamb, Jr., MD – San Bernardino, CA
  • Ana M. Mercado, DMD, PhD – Columbus, OH
  • John Munday – Madison, WI
  • Victoria Ratcliffe, DDS – Dallas, TX
  • Sarah M. Richards, MS, CCC-SLP – Chicago, IL
  • Mark E. Runge, DDS, MS – Chicago, IL
  • Suzanne Santomieri – Winston-Salem, NC
  • Douglas Swol – Reston, VA
  • Peter J. Taub, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP – New York, NY
  • Melissa Tumblin – Broomfield, CO