The Advocacy Committee oversees the creation and implementation of advocacy program strategies for the organization. The committee is responsible for advocating for causes that impact individuals with cleft/craniofacial differences to both the public and policymakers within the organization’s 501(c)(3) status. The committee is also in charge of identifying strategies for increasing awareness for cleft/craniofacial conditions and team care.
2022 Key Objectives:
- Work with the National Office to hire an advocacy partner agency/consultant to assist ACPA with implementing its advocacy goals.
- Compile a list of awareness days/weeks/months relevant to ACPA’s mission and vision for future communications.
- Gather information from the membership and public about advocacy areas of interest.
- Conduct a survey targeted at patients/families.
- Generate discussion within an advocacy group on ACPA’s Online Community.
- Discover and provide support on legislation impacting those with cleft/craniofacial conditions.
- Communicate updates to the membership and public on legislation supported by ACPA.
- Reach out to allied organizations to collaborate on advocacy efforts.
2022 Committee Members:
- Christopher M. Discolo, MD, Indianapolis, IN (Chair)
- Hannah Bergman, Columbus, OH
- Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, Kansas City, MO
- Michael S. Golinko, MD, FAAP, FACS, Nashville, TN
- Steven L. Goudy, MD, Decatur, GA
- Elena M. Hopkins, RN, MS, PNP, Palo Alto, CA
- Michaela Kozaczka, LICSW, Northborough, MA
- Kaitrin K. Kramer, DDS, MS, PhD, Columbus, OH
- Daniel P. Lamb, Jr., MD, San Bernardino, CA
- Ana M. Mercado, DMD, PhD, Columbus, OH
- Rishi Modi, San Diego, CA
- John Munday, Columbus, OH
- Victoria Ratcliffe, Dallas, TX
- Sarah M. Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, Chicago, IL
- Mark E. Runge, DDS, MS, Chicago, IL
- Suzanne Santomieri, Winston-Salem, NC
- Peter J. Taub, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, New York, NY
- Melissa Tumblin, Broomfield, CO
- James J. Cray, PhD, Columbus, OH (Board Liaison)