As part of ACPA’s new strategic plan, the newly formed Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee plans to promote diversity and respect, identify and dismantle barriers to involvement, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment so that all ACPA members, employees, and families can thrive. More details on the committee’s goals and objectives are coming soon.

2022 Committee Members:

  • Geisel Collazo-Garcia, MD, Chicago, IL
  • Claudia Crilly Bellucci, MS, Chicago, IL
  • Catherine J. Crowley, PhD, JD, CCC-SLP, New York, NY
  • Omri Emodi, DMD, MD, Haifa, Israel
  • Emad Ghabrial, BchD, MchD, HDD, PGD, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Lord J. Gowans, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Khurram A. Khan, BDS, DMD, Cincinnati, OH
  • Nicole M. Kurnik, MD, Phoenix, AZ
  • Gayatri Moghe, MDS, MSc, PDCR, Hyderabad, India
  • Ellen E. Ortega-Moore, MA, CCC-SLP, Houston, TX
  • Yassmin Parsaei, DMD, MDS, New York, NY
  • Darin Patmon, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Phayvanh Pecha, Charleston, SC
  • Melisande J. Ploutz, CPNP, CLC, Rochester, NY
  • Fatima Qamar, MD, MPH, Houston, TX
  • Scott Tye, MS, Atlanta, GA
  • Raquel M. Ulma, MD, DDS, Cincinnati, OH
  • Dillan Villavisanis, BA, Philadelphia, PA
  • LaQuia A. Vinson, DDS, MPH, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jennifer C. West, PhD, Rochester, NY
  • Natalie R. Wombacher, MS, Tempe, AZ
  • Kelly Nett Cordero, PhD, CCC-SLP, Phoenix, AZ (Board Liaison)