President Nikki German

Nikki German

President

Alyssa Albrecht

Vice President

Steven Westereng Executive Director

Steven Westereng

Executive Director

Cassie Heald

Secretary Treasurer

Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine

Scott Woken – North Dakota State University – scott.woken@ndsu.edu

Young Professional Committee

Rebecca Erickson – Sanford Health – rebecca.j.erickson@sanfordhealth.org

NDATSLC

Advisor – OPEN

Student Rep – OPEN

Public Relations

Brandy Currie – University of Mary – bncurrie@umary.edu

Research Grants

Mark Romanick – University of North Dakota – mark.romanick@med.edu

Nominating Chair

Shannon David – North Dakota State University – shannon.david@ndsu.edu

Governmental Affairs

Jeff Bjerke – Altru Health System – jbjerke@altru.org

Honors & Awards

Megan K. Bergan – Sanford Health – megan.k.willard@gmail.com

Secondary School Athletic Trainers

Robyn Gust – Trinity Hospital – robyn.gust@trinityhealth.org

AT’s Care

Alyssa Albrecht – alyssa.albrecht@k12.nd.us

LBGTQ+ Advisory

Cassie Heald – healdcassie@hotmail.com

Council on Practice Advancement

David Allard – david.allard85@gmail.com

ethnic diversity advisory

OPEN

NATA Research and Education Foundation

Rachel Johnson-Krug –rakrug@umary.edu

Committee Descriptions

 

Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine: The NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICMS), formerly known as the College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee (CUATC), will address issues affecting the student-athlete and athletic trainers at the collegiate level. The ICSM will identify relevant, timely issues in the field of athletic training and collaborate with various organizing bodies of collegiate and intercollegiate athletics to improve student-athlete safety, well-being and healthcare by influencing policy and providing resources. 

Governmental Affairs: The Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) is comprised of members with interest or expertise in state legislative or regulatory affairs and includes liaisons from the BOC and the COPA. The group oversees the association’s governmental relations and regulatory efforts and advocates for regulation favorable to athletic training. 

Honors, Awards, and Scholarship: The Honors and Awards Committee (H&A) develops, supervises, and administers the awards process for state assocation awards. The awards program is in place to annually recognize professional excellence of NDATA members and associates. 

Young Professionals: The mission of the Young Professionals’ Committee (YPC) is to identify and address the interests, needs, and concerns of young athletic training professionals and to facilitate communication to and from members of the group. 

ATs Care: The ATs Care Committee (ATsC) is comprised of one member from each district with up to an additional 3 at-large members from a variety of practice settings and preferably those with experience in group or individual crisis intervention. The purpose of the ATsC is to provide educational resources and organizational methods relative to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) at the district and state level, designed to help assist athletic trainers following a critical incident such as a fatality or catastrophic injury of an athlete.

Council on Practice Advancement: This settings-based council is comprised of members who represent a variety of settings within our ten committees housed in the Council of Practice Advancement. These ten committees include: Armed Forces, Rehabilitation Clinic, Health Care Administration, Occupational, Performing Arts, Physician Practice, Private and Emerging Practice, Public Safety, Community Outreach and Analytics and Outcomes. The mission of COPA is to represent the professional practice settings of athletic training by increasing awareness, demonstrating value and assisting in efforts to expand and advance the profession.

 

 

 

Nominating Committee: The purpose of the committee is to assemble and disseminate a list of qualified and willing candidates for Executive Board positions. 

Student Leadership Committee: The mission of the Student Leadership Committee (SLC), is to represent and advocate for students, create and promote professional development opportunities, and encourage student engagement in the athletic training community. 

Research Grants: This committee shall be responsible for determining criteria for grant application, soliciting grant applications, selecting grand recipients, and informing grand recipients of their selection. (MAATA, District 5)

Secondary School Athletic Trainers: The Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee (SSATC) is dedicated to recognizing the unique concerns and responsibilities associated with the secondary school athletic training practice setting, and to developing and providing materials and information that may enhance the effectiveness and marketability of athletic trainers working in this setting. 

Public Relations: The purpose of the Public Relations Committee (PR) is to provide input and direction to NATA’s Public Relations program. 

LBGTQ+ Advisory: The mission of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee (LGBTQAC) is to advocate for an environment of inclusion, respect, equity and appreciation of differences in both athletic trainers and their diverse patient populations. The committee will identify, explore, address and provide educational resources regarding emerging topics and concerns relevant to diverse sexualities, gender identities and gender expressions within the profession and health care topics affecting patients in the LGBTQ+ community.

Ethnic Diversity Advisory: The mission of the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors of the NATA. Its aim is to identify and address issues relevant to the ethnically diverse populations to better serve the needs of our patients, as well as members of the profession. EDAC advocates sensitivity toward cultural diversity, development of cultural competence within the profession and promotion of athletic trainers as leaders in issues related to cultural competence and professional diversity within the health care professions.

NATA Research and Education Foundation: The philanthropic arm of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The Foundation champions research, supports education, and enhances knowledge to optimize the clinical experience and outcomes within the diverse patient populations served by the athletic training profession.