2015-2016 NATA Foundation Executive Committee

 

Floyd
Robert T. “R.T.”  Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS
President, 2017 (2)*

NATA Research & Education Foundation Positions:
District XI Chair

President National Athletic Trainers’ Association Positions:
District XI Director

Dr. R.T. Floyd earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a M.A.T. degree in Physical Education from the University of West Alabama. He then completed an Ed.D in Human Performance Studies at the University of Alabama. He has now served as at the University of West Alabama for nearly 42 years and is the program director of the Athletic Training & Sports Medicine Center, as well as a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Athletic Training. In 2013, he was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame and was awarded the Volunteer Service Award in 2011.

*Information includes current term ending date. Number in parenthesis indicates current term being served.


 

Scott J. Johnson, MSEd, ATC, VAT-L
Vice President, District Relations, 2017 (2) *

NATA Research & Education Foundation Positions:
Vice President, District Relations District III Chair
Vice President, District Relations Committee

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Positions:
NATA Fellows Committee
NATA Pronouncements Committee

“You need to improvise, overcome and adapt.”- United States Marine Corps

Scott Johnson is the associate athletic trainer at Old Dominion University. Honored as the 2008 CUATC Assistant Athletic Trainer of the Year, Scott Johnson believes all athletic training settings benefit from the work of the NATA Foundation.

Johnson enjoys golf and barbequing, and he has been married for more than twenty years to his wife Elena and has two sons, Andrew and Michael. Johnson says NATA members might be surprised to know Johnson was originally a redhead but now has grey hair.

*Information includes current term ending date. Number in parenthesis indicates current term being served.


 

Cynthia “Cindy Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT
Vice President, External Relations, 2017 (2) *

NATA Research & Education Foundation Positions:
Vice President, External Relations
Chair, Scholarship Committee
District VI Representative/ Scholarship Committee
Abstract Evaluator
Grant Reviewer
Pronouncements Committee

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Positions:
NATA Fellows Committee

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller

As she grew in the athletic training profession, Dr. Cindy Trowbridge looked for ways to get involved and was led to the NATA Foundation. A doctoral scholarship winner and frequent participant in the Free Communications program of at the NATA Convention, it was natural for her to support an entity that encourages students with scholarships and grants as well as supports the research that is changing the face of health care for the active population.

Winning the 2011 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award, being a 2008 Beijing Paralympic Athletic Trainer and winning the 2008 Dan Libera Award are counted among Dr. Trowbridge’s professional accomplishments. In her leisure time she enjoys travel, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing and bird watching. Known for her quick wit, Dr. Trowbridge considers herself quite the jokester.

*Information includes current term ending date. Number in parenthesis indicates current term being served.


 

Robert D. Kersey, PhD, ATC
Vice President, Governance, 2018 (2) *

NATA Research & Education Foundation Positions:
District VIII Representative
Governance Committee

“Do nothing from selfishness nor empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one-another as more important than oneself.” Philippians 2:3

Dr. Robert Kersey is the Athletic Training Program director at California State University at Fullerton. His involvement with the NAT Foundation stems from a belief that every AT should advance the profession by using his/her time, talent or treasure.

Dr. Kersey chaired the 2012 Position Statement on Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids and was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame in June 2013. He enjoys cycling, resistance training, hiking and traveling. In 1995 he rode his bicycle from California to the NATA convention in Indianapolis and then on to Ocean City, Maryland.

*Information includes current term ending date. Number in parenthesis indicates current term being served.

 


 

Brian Conway, ATC
Vice President, Finance, 2018 (2) *

NATA Research & Education Foundation Positions:
At-large Director

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Positions:
Council on Employment
District VI Director
Federal Legislative Council
Finance Committee
NATA News Advisory Panel

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”- Michael Jordan

NATA Foundation board service is the way Brian Conway gives back to a profession that has been good to him. The at-large director believes a strong Foundation is critical to growing a strong profession. Conway was the NATA Board District VI Director for six years, the 2007 NATA Foundation Volunteer of the Year and a 2013 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award recipient. A longtime supporter of the NATA Foundation, he launched the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) silent auction benefiting the NATA Foundation fifteen years ago.

Conway enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife, Peggy and two sons, Collin, 17 and Blake, 15.

*Information includes current term ending date. Number in parenthesis indicates current term being served.