Craniofacial Connection’s board is made up of volunteers who are eager to help in the craniofaical community. They all strive to bring events to children affected to help them feel more accepted and loved. The board does not want any child to feel isolated due to what they are dealing with.
Diana is a parent of a craniofacial child and a career long Parent Liaison at a major children’s hospital. She has initiated and supported activities for the craniofacial community for over 35 years. In this time the importance of connection, family to family, has become increasingly apparent.
Diana’s vision of the Craniofacial Connection organization is to continue this work by establishing new outlets and supporting already existing programs. Through this, the burden of isolation can be lifted for those directly affected and make a positive difference in their family.
Patricia Beals, DMD
Patricia has been involved in the craniofacial community on many levels over the past 25 years. She was the past president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Medical Director of the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, and serves on the Board of Directors of both the Craniofacial Association of Arizona and Americleft. Patricia’s husband, Stephen P. Beals, is a craniofacial plastic surgeon. Patricia is a craniofacial orthodontic provider. Together they have five adult children and nine grandchildren. Patricia’s professional life has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with facial differences.
Martha Brown, RN
Martha is a retired Registered Nurse living in Ellicottville, NY and Bozeman, MT with her husband, Jim. They have two sons, two daughter-in-laws and four grandchildren who live in Bozeman, MT and Jackson, WY. Her career as a surgical and pediatric nurse has given her an appreciation of the craniofacial families’ concerns and needs. Martha has been a supporter of these families ever since her first family retreat in Tempe, AZ. Martha is proud to help continue supporting families by being a part of Craniofacial Connection.
Bianca is a Composer/Lyricist originally from Sydney, Australia now living in Nashville, TN. In 2013 she became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Technical Emmy Award when one of her songs received a nomination for “Outstanding Original Composition”. She was born with a Craniofacial difference called Blepharophimosis and has had four plastic reconstructive surgeries and two neurosurgical procedures. As an adult patient, she’s very passionate about the issues that face the Craniofacial community which is why she is so delighted to be on the Board of Craniofacial Connection.
We are a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers, includes medical providers, parent and individuals affected by facial differences.
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Diana Sweeney @ (215) 519-8245
Craniofacial Connection does not intend to offer advice or treat medical, financial, psychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions.
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