Spreading Awareness One Person at a Time

Alyssa KirkmanWater Cooler Chat

National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness month is an opportunity to reinforce the messages that you share with patients and families every day.  It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about facial differences and inspire empathy, compassion and kindness. I began my … Read More

Community Building in our Nation’s Capital

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

I recently returned from attending the American Association of Orthodontists Meeting in Washington, DC. ACPA has traditionally attended two meetings a year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s Plastic Surgery: The Meeting and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial … Read More

Exploring a Culture of Helping

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

I am writing from ACPA’s 75th Anniversary Meeting at the Westin Convention Center. Twenty-five years ago, we hosted the meeting here. Linda and Ricky are two of the Westin staff who I met. They have worked here 26 years and … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Two-thousand-eighteen started strong for ACPA – we are continuing our programs and services with an eye toward celebrating our 75th Anniversary throughout the year. With the ongoing strength of Wonder at the box office, we secured an interview on Morning … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

When I arrived at ACPA, the Board expressed a desire to increase public awareness of ACPA. With that in mind, I worked to engage with the local community and encouraged the National Office Team to do the same. It is … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

When I started working at ACPA, I quickly became active in the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. Chambers typically provide member benefits and local networking opportunities. The Chapel Hill Chamber is a vibrant and active chamber. Last month I attended … Read More

Wendy’s Water Cooler Chat

Hillary JonesACPA News, Water Cooler Chat

Today, we are hosting an area non-profit affiliated with a major university who is evaluating becoming an independent entity. Sound familiar? On September 22, I celebrated my third anniversary as executive director for ACPA. It feels gratifying to look back … Read More