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.

2021 Key Objectives:

    1. Enhance member engagement by increasing the value of membership.
      1. Promote personal and professional growth by establishing a mentorship program.
      2. Investigate the potential of developing an ACPA Fellowship Status (i.e. FACPA).
    2. Focus on member recruitment by:
      1. Promoting current benefits/membership levels and investigating new ones.
      2. Promoting Associate Membership level to patients/families (in collaboration with Family Services Committee)
      3. Exploring international outreach.
    3. Evaluate ACPA’s Special Interest Groups.
    4. Evaluate the diversity and inclusion of ACPA’s leadership and membership.

2021 Committee Members:

  • Tasha E. Hall, DMD, MSD, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mekonen E. Abebe, MD, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Jung-Wei “Anna” Chen, DDS, MS, PhD, Loma Linda, CA
  • Jenna L. Dressler, MSW, Indianapolis, IN
  • Natasha Furchtgott, DDS, MS, El Paso, TX
  • Steven L. Goudy, MD, Decatur, GA
  • Johnice H. Hargadon, RN, Hollywood, FL
  • Kristen M. Lowe, DDS, MS, Aurora, CO
  • Aaron C. Mason, MD, Englewood, CO
  • Kazlin H. Mason, PhD, Charlottesville, VA
  • Mark A. Miller, MD, DMD, San Antonio, TX
  • Kathryn Preston, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alison R. Scheer-Cohen, PhD, San Marcos, CA
  • Sibyl V. Scheve, RN, BSN, St. Louis, MO
  • Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH, FACS, Sacramento, CA
  • Tuan A. Truong, MD, Houston, TX
  • Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, Phoenix, AZ (Board Liaison)