ACPA Member Spreads Awareness on Inside Edition


On Thursday, January 16, ACPA Member Patricia Chibbaro, RN, MS, CPNP and Dina Zuckerberg, Chibbaro’s longtime patient and winner of the 2020 ACPA Family Services Leadership Award, sat down for an interview with Inside Edition to spread awareness of cleft and craniofacial differences.

“When a child is born with a cleft lip and palate, they need to have treatment by an entire team. It could involve multiple surgeries throughout their lifetime. Some of the patients also need speech therapy,” Chibbaro said.

Both Chibbaro and Zuckerberg discussed the importance of spreading awareness and educating the public about cleft and craniofacial differences. In light of recent comments made on The Wendy Williams Show, the ACPA Family Services Leadership Award Winner shared her thoughts on how to move forward.

“It was hurtful, but I want us to use this as a teachable moment and to educate,” Zuckerberg said.

View a clip of the interview on Inside Edition’s website.