President’s Letter

Hillary JonesACPA News, President's Letter

If you are like me, you belong to a number of associations. The reasons I belong and the benefits vary, feeling a much stronger affinity for one than the other. Why do we choose to belong to an association? Access … Read More

President’s Letter

Hillary JonesACPA News, President's Letter

I am proud and excited to be writing this month’s letter as the President of the newly merged ACPA. As of June 30, 2017, the Cleft Palate Foundation merged with ACPA and has become ACPA Family Services. ACPA is proud … Read More

President’s Letter

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, President's Letter

ACPA members represent more than 30 disciplines and bring different perspectives, experiences and clinical expertise when treating patients. The benefits of having diverse teamsare well documented and researched. We have all experienced moments when being open to a differing perspective led … Read More

President’s Letter

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, President's Letter

In March we announced a new partnership with SAGE Publishing to publish our official journal, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (CPCJ), starting in 2018. I am very confident and enthusiastic for this new partnership as it will help CPCJ grow and … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

At ACPA’s 74th Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, I shared on our motto – “Committed to Team Care.” Cleft teams represent some of the earliest coordinated teams for patient care with the earliest teams formed during the 1930s. Multi-specialty coordinated … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

As I write this, we are preparing for our annual trip to Colombia to provide care for some of the country’s many underprivileged who are affected by facial differences: some children and some adult. This is the 30th anniversary of … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

I recently was privileged to attend a symposium, along with our Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama, about association management offered by the American Society of Association Executives. It was a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from leaders representing 17 other … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

2016 was a year of dramatic progress for the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association – our Association. As I step into the role of ACPA President, I would like to thank Dr. Richard Kirschner for both his exceptional professionalism and leadership. … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

“Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved … Read More

President’s Letter

ACPAACPA News, President's Letter

Team Lessons from the Chicago Cubs “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” Yogi Berra For several years, I presented an Eye Opener at the Annual Meeting entitled The Five Fundamental Laws … Read More