2023 Key Objectives:

  1. Guide editorial review and publication of family educational materials on key topics in cleft and craniofacial care. Identify areas where there may be more than one viewpoint that should be considered in the development of content.
  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 including: prioritizing and identifying patient and family educational needs, including recommendations on format (i.e. electronic, print, video, online, social media, etc.) and professional perspectives on treatment and care.
  4. Review patient and family educational resources to ensure that they are relevant and up to date.
  5. 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
  • Raylene M. Delorey – Halifax, NS
  • 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