The current NATA Foundation was incorporated in 1991 and established with grants from the NATA and Johnson & Johnson. The NATA is the parent organization of the NATA Foundation.
Without research, the profession will not continue to advance. The NATA Foundation’s work benefits every athletic trainer and every company associated with the profession, as well as the physically active community at-large. The NATA Foundation leadership is dedicated to continuing this good work and elevating the status of the profession.
The official name is the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation. Acceptable abbreviations are NATA Research and Education Foundation and NATA Foundation. The NATA Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
NATA Foundation Board
The board consists of 20 positions that include a president, four vice presidents, 10 district chairs, at large members and liaisons to the NATA (ad hoc). The board holds conference calls every month except in June, when it meets in person for one day prior to the NATA Convention. The NATA and the NATA Foundation have a president-to-president liaison relationship. The NATA Foundation has D&O insurance to cover all of its directors and officers.
NATA Foundation Staff
Staff consists of the NATA Foundation Director, Shelley Tims (ext. 105), and staff liaisons to each of our Board appointed committees. NATA Foundation staff members are employed by the NATA Foundation, but follow NATA personnel policies.
NATA Research & Education Foundation – Supporting and Advancing the Athletic Training Profession through Research and Education
Address: 1620 Valwood Parkway, Suite 115, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 637-6282 or (800) 879-62825
Fax: (214) 637-2206
Hours: Monday through Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm*
*Some staff are present each day from 6:15am – 6:00pm due to flex-time schedules