The Family Services Committee oversees creation and implementation of family services program strategies for the organization. In conjunction with the Board, the committee will establish annual goals related to family services and monitor results. The committee shall be comprised of no less than seven members.

Patients, families and members of the public may be members of this committee; this group in total may not constitute a majority of the total committee membership. A representative from this group will be appointed as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

2021 Key Objectives:

  1. Provide strategic direction for Family Services initiatives as needed, potentially including:
    1. Collaborative relationships with other cleft and craniofacial organizations
    2. Patient and family data maintenance and expansion
    3. Patient and family access to publications and website resources (in collaboration with Learning Resources Committee)
    4. Providing Associate Membership benefits that would appeal to patients and families (in collaboration with Membership Committee)
    5. Support services to patients and families, including email and phone
    6. ACPA Cleft Courage Bear program
    7. Policies for named college scholarships (in collaboration with Development Committee)
    8. Social media outreach such as the ACPA Social Media Ambassador program
    9. Exploring patient/family aspect of ACPA Annual Meeting
  2. Annually review college scholarship applications and select recipients
  3. Annually review Family Services Leadership Award nominations and select recipient

2021 Committee Members:

  • Matthew D. Ford, MS, Pittsburgh, PA (Chair)
  • Bonnie R. Boerema, MSN, CPNP, Atlanta, GA
  • Ashley Bourg, New Orleans, LA
  • Raquel Garcia, MS, CCC-SLP, Hollywood, FL
  • Leanne Magee, PhD, Philadelphia, PA
  • Samuel M. Maurice, MD, Des Moines, IA
  • Tom McClellan, Greenville, NC
  • Amy Mendillo, MM, MPP, Providence, RI (Ex-Officio Board Member)
  • Kristine W. Miu, MSN, Oakland, CA
  • Fran Muse, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Elizabeth K. Prada, DMD, MPH, Lancaster, PA
  • Laura L. Takeuchi, MPA, Phoenix, AZ
  • David Wilson, MD, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Kristina Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Houston, TX
  • David Zopf, MD, MS, Ann Arbor, MI