The Membership Committee includes an equitable representation of the several disciplines within the Association. The Committee monitors both membership composition of ACPA and terminated memberships. The Committee conducts focused membership retention, engagement and recruitment activities in consultation with the Board of Directors and National Office team.

The Committee evaluates and develops methods to increase awareness of the association through coordination with the association’s marketing and communications team and builds member interest among domestic and international members of ACPA.

2023 Committee Members:

  • Kristen M. Lowe, DDS, MS – Aurora, CO (Chair)
  • Gregory C. Allen, MD – Aurora, CO
  • Suzanne N. Barnes – Louisville, KY
  • Jung-Wei “Anna” Chen, DDS, MS, PhD – Loma Linda, CA
  • Mary Church, BSN, RN – Columbus, OH
  • Jennifer R. Fassoth, RN, MSN – Long Beach, CA
  • Ilana M. Ickow, RN, MSN – Baltimore, MD
  • Katelyn Kotlarek, PhD, CCC-SLP – Laramie, WY
  • Daniel Levy-Bercowski, DDS, MS, MSD – Augusta, GA
  • Caitlin B.L. Magraw, MD – Portland OR
  • Kazlin H. Mason, PhD, Charlottesville, VA
  • Nicholas Mechas, DMD – Memphis, TN
  • Aleshia J. Pringle, ARNP – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Daniel E. Sampson, DDS, MD – New Brighton, MN
  • Thomas D. Samson, MD – Hershey, PA
  • Zahrah Taufique, MD – Brooklyn, NY
  • Melisande J. Ploutz, CPNP, CLC – Rochester, NY (Board Liaison)