ACPA and the Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) merged in 2017 to better achieve our common mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care. CPF’s former programs have been integrated into ACPA, and this had led to changes to ACPA’s committee and selection panel structure. The Board of Directors has established several new committees and has worked to modify the objectives of current committees to ensure that work is continuing seamlessly.
ACPA has established these new committees and selection panels:
- Family Services Committee. This committee will work to ensure patient and family needs are being met, will award college scholarships, select the Annual Leadership Award recipient and explore potential areas for program expansion.
- Learning Resources Committee. This committee will ensure that all ACPA patient and family publications and website educational resources are regularly updated and of the best quality.
- Research Grants Selection Panel. This panel will evaluate all grant applications and award grants each year.
- Development Committee. This committee will support ACPA’s expanded goals for development to support programs and activities that benefit both professionals and families.
The committee chairs from the Family Services Committee and the Development Committee will be serving as ex-officio members of the ACPA Board of Directors. ACPA’s incoming 2018 president is finalizing 2018 committee appointments, and notifications will be sent before the end of the year. Members interested in being considered for future committee service should complete the biannual engagement/participation e-surveys sent out each fall.
ACPA Committees and the volunteers who contribute time and energy to committee work are essential to ACPA’s success. Thanks to all who dedicate their time to working on ACPA programs and services. Contact Us for more information.