2024 Key Objectives:

  1. Guide editorial review and publication of family educational materials on key topics in cleft and craniofacial care. Review patient and family educational resources to ensure that they are relevant and up to date.
  2. Monitor content concerns and provide professional expertise to assist in responding to concerns. Make recommendations on changes to future content as a result of expressed concerns.
  3. Provide strategic direction on family resources by prioritizing and identifying patient and family educational needs, through professional perspectives on treatment and care. Identify new areas and topics where there may be more than one viewpoint that should be considered in the development of content.
  4. The committee will provide support and feedback to ACPA family and patient inquiries.  

2024 Committee Members:

  • Pat Ricalde, DDS, MD – Tampa, FL (Chair)
  • Mandi Adams – Allen, TX
  • Jill Arganbright, MD – Kansas City, MO
  • Shana L. Boyle, PhD – Jacksonville, FL
  • Ingrid Ganske, MD – Boston, MA
  • Clare E. Gargaro, PA-C, MHSA – Nashville, TN
  • Carolynne V. Garrison Howard, PhD – Phoenix, AZ
  • Tasha E. Hall, DMD, MSD – Indianapolis, IN
  • Matthew Hiersche, MD – Fresno, CA
  • Scott Hickey, MD – Columbus, OH
  • Lizbeth Holguin, DDS – El Paso, TX
  • Stephen Len – Philadelphia, PA (Ex-Officio Board Member)
  • Amy Mendillo, MM, MPP – Providence, RI
  • Soumya Padala, BDS, MDS – Chicago, IL
  • Sylvie M. Render, MS, CCC-SLP – Chicago, IL
  • Janice R. Rockwood, RN, BSN – Buffalo, NY
  • Miccah M. Seaman -Norfolk, VA
  • Cassi Smola, MD – Birmingham, AL
  • Julia Stidham, LSW, MSW – Kettering, OH
  • Shannon Turman-Hogan – Brecksville, OH
  • Suzanne C. Woodard, MS – Lancaster, PA
  • Laura A. Workman, MD – Roseville, CA