2023 Key Objectives:

  1. Leadership pipeline in ACPA: Dismantling barriers
  2. Membership makeup of ACPA: Increasing diversity and increasing the chance for success as an ACPA member
  3. Increased international inclusion.
  4. Ensure ACPA materials are representative of diverse patients/providers and are accessible in terms of language/communication.

2024 Committee Members:

  • Geisel Collazo-Garcia, MD – Chicago, IL (Chair)
  • Natalie R. Wombacher, MS – Tempe, AZ (Co-Chair)
  • Amy L. Conrad, PhD – Iowa City, IA
  • Emma J. Cordes, MD – Indianapolis, IN
  • Caitlin A. Cummings, MA, CCC-SLP – Columbus, OH
  • Omri Emodi, DMD, MD – Haifa, Israel
  • Lord J. Gowans – Kumasi, Ghana
  • Jessica Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Khurram A. Khan, BDS, DMD – Cincinnati, OH
  • Nicole M. Kurnik, MD – Phoenix, AZ
  • David C. Lobb – Greenville, SC
  • Ellen E. Ortega-Moore, MA, CCC-SLP – Houston, TX
  • Darin Patmon – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Yijin Ren, DDS, MsC, PhD, MBA – Groningen, Netherlands
  • Phayvanh Pecha – Charleston, SC
  • Raquel M. Ulma, MD, DDS – Ann Arbor, MI
  • LaQuia A. Vinson, DDS, MPH – Indianapolis, IN
  • Jue Wang – Cincinnati, OH
  • Jennifer C. West, PhD – Rochester, NY
  • Kelly Nett Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP – Phoenix, AZ (Board Liaison)