September 25, 2023 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke in front of an audience in the rotunda at the U.S. National Archives on September 21st, and honored several Americans who had performed a service for the good of the people of Ukraine. Included in this short list was Dr. Jackson, a plastic surgeon and professor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The award was handed to Dr. Jackson by President Zelenskyy himself in front of an esteemed audience of international leadership at the highest level.

Over the past year, Dr. Jackson has traveled multiple times to Ukraine, offering her knowledge and leadership while working side by side with local providers serving patients with cleft and craniofacial conditions, as well as pediatric patients injured in the ongoing conflict. She is a true champion of Team Care.

On behalf of the ACPA Board of Directors, with a shared sense of pride to know and work with her, we send our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Jackson on this immense honor.

With gratitude,

John F. Caccamese, Jr., DMD, MD, FACS
President of the Board
American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association

Adam M. Levy, CAE
Executive Director
American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association