Adam Levy Announced as New Executive Director

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. / August 4, 2020 – The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Levy as the organization’s new Executive Director. Levy succeeds Wendy-Jo Toyama, MBA, CAE, who left ACPA in April 2020.

“Thank you to the search committee, co-chaired by Scott A. Dailey, PhD, CCC-SLP, for leading ACPA in this process,” said Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, ACPA President. “ACPA’s passionate members and staff have continuously worked to create a world where people with cleft and craniofacial conditions thrive.  We are excited to have Adam bring his vision and passion to lead ACPA into the future.”

Levy, a Chicago native, most recently served as the Interim Executive Director of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), a medical association based in Chicago. He has spent his career working for nonprofit organizations and associations, including the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Jobs for Youth Chicago and SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company. Levy is a graduate of Indiana University and of Northwestern University’s Strategic Leadership Program.

“I am a firm believer in leading an organization with empathy, transparency, collaboration and inclusivity,” Levy said.  “I have a passion for nonprofit leadership in serving volunteer-led organizations, and I look forward to becoming part of the ACPA team. I have a deep appreciation for ACPA’s commitment to improving outcomes for patients and look forward to serving alongside the dedicated members and staff.”

Levy will join the ACPA team on September 14, 2020. For more information about ACPA, visit

About the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association of interested individuals and health care professionals who treat and/or perform research on oral cleft and craniofacial conditions. Since 1943, ACPA has worked to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care. ACPA also provides information to affected individuals and families and seeks to educate the public about facial differences through its ACPA Family Services program. For more information, please visit