Introducing the 2018 Officers of the Association

Alyssa KirkmanACPA Leadership, ACPA News

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to introduce the 2018 Board of Directors.


  • President
    Amelia F. Drake, MD, Chapel Hill, NC
  • President-Elect
    Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Past President
    Robert J. Havlik, MD, Milwaukee, WI
  • Vice President
    Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, Phoenix, AZ
  • Vice President-Elect
    Lynn M. Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Communications Officer
    Carrie L. Heike, MD, MS, Seattle, WA
  • Treasurer
    John A. Girotto, MD, MMA, FAAP, FACS, Grand Rapids, MI

Board Members

  • Scott A. Dailey, PhD, Iowa City, IA
  • Kristina Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP Houston, TX
  • Patricia Chibbaro, MS, RN, CPNP, New York, NY
  • Oksana Jackson, MD, Wynnewood, PA
  • Snehlata Oberoi, BDS, MDS, DDS, San Francisco, CA
  • John van Aalst, MD, Cincinnati, OH


  • Michael T. Friel, MD, FAAP, New Orleans, LA
    Chair, ACPA Development Committee
  • Yvonne “Bonnie” Gutierrez, MD, Los Angeles, CA
    Chair, ACPA Family Services Committee
  • Jack C. Yu, MD, DMD, MS Ed, Augusta, GA
    Editor, The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
  • Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE Chapel Hill, NC
    Executive Director, ACPA

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