New Strategy Focuses on the Individuals ACPA Supports

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, President's Letter


Under the direction of ACPA’s 2018 President, Amelia F. Drake, the ACPA Board of Directors collaborated with the National Office Team to update the strategic plan.  This is the first time the organization has conducted strategic planning since the merger with the Cleft Palate Foundation. As we reflected on our 75 years as an association, it was important to consider our strengths and accomplishments –  and to reprioritize our direction and programming to ensure a successful future.  The result is a plan – and an updated mission and values – that focuses on the individuals we work with every day.

I am pleased to introduce ACPA’s new mission statement and values.

Mission: Creating a world where people with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.

Values: Partnering with patients, families and professionals, ACPA values excellence in: collaboration, community support, education, innovative research and interdisciplinary team care.

The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, has four main goals that will support ACPA’s mission. ACPA will:

  • enhance member engagement,
  • balance its revenues and expenses while growing its financial reserves to fulfill its mission,
  • have sufficient expertise and organizational resources to fulfill its mission, and
  • foster communications with families.

I encourage all of you to read ACPA’s Strategic Plan to see how ACPA leadership will work with members, volunteers and supporters to create a better future.  Please reach out to ACPA Executive Director Wendy-Jo Toyama if you have any questions.  Thank you for being a part of ACPA.