Board of Directors

Ultimate responsibility for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research & Education Foundation (NATA Foundation) rests with the Board of Directors, as recognized by both state and federal statute. The Board is the primary force pressing the NATA Foundation to the realization of its opportunities for service and the fulfillment of its obligations to all its constituencies.

The Chief Officer of the Board of Directors is the President.  The Board Executive Committee consists of the Board President and 4 elected Vice Presidents:  the Vice President of District Relations; the Vice President of External Affairs; the Vice President of Finance; and the Vice President of Governance.  The Executive Committee members may serve two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms.

The Board has 10 District Chairs, representing the 10 districts of the National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA).  The District Chairs should be individuals who are, or have been, active in their respective NATA districts, are known to and supported by the district and state leadership and the general membership of that district. District representatives to the Board of Directors may serve two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

There can be up to 5 At Large Director positions on the board.  This position is generally intended for those individuals who can bring special skills, relationships and/or a broad outreach in the athletic training profession. At-large representatives should be those with a history of service, experience and influence within various aspects of NATA, the athletic training profession and athletic health care.  At Large members of  the Board of Directors may serve two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

 

 

Executive Committee
District Directors
At-Large Directors
Past Presidents


Brian Conway, ATC
President, 2021 (2)

 


Kenneth “Ken” Cameron PhD, MPH, ATC
Vice President, Governance, 2020 (1)

 


Valerie “Val” Moody
, PhD, ATC, LAT,
WEMT-B, CSCS
Vice President, External Affairs, 2019 (1)

 


Richard “Rich” Ray, EdD, ATC
Vice President, Finance 2021 (2)

 


Cynthia “Cindy” Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT
Vice President, District Relations, 2021 (2)

 

 

 


Edward Lacerte,
DPT, ATC
District 1 Chair, 2020 (1)


J. Timothy Sensor,
ATC
District 2 Chair, 2022 (2)



Jill A. Manners, 
SCD, LAT, ATC, PT, COMT
District 3 Chair, 2019 (2) 



Robert S. “Bob” Gray,
MS ATC
District 4 Chair, 2020 (2) 



David Carr,
PhD, ATC
District 5 Chair, 2020 (2) 



Thomas S. Woods,
MEd, MS, ATC
District 6 Chair, 2022 (2) 



Bart Peterson,
MSSM ATC
District 7 Chair, 2020 (2) 



Kavin Tsang, 
PhD, ATC
District 8 Chair, 2020 (2) 



Mike Van Bruggen,
MS, LAT, ATC, AEMT

District 9 Chair, 2021 (1)

 


Bill Drake,
MEd, ATC, LAT

District 10 Chair, 2021 (1)


Tom Abdenour,
DHSc, ATC, CES, PES
At Large Director, 2022 (2) 



Dawn Emerson,
PhD, ATC
At Large Director, 2021 (1)

 


Mike Ferrara, PhD, ATC
At Large Director, 2020 (2) 



Eric McDonald
, MEd, ATC, LAT

At Large Director, 2020 (1)

 


Phillip Vardiman
PhD, ATC
At Large Director, 2020 (2) 

 


Robert T. “R.T.” Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS
(2013-2017)


Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC
(2008-2013)



Michael Sitler, PhD, ATC
(2004-2008)


Christopher Ingersoll, PhD, ATC
(2000-2004)


Marjorie Albohm, MS, ATC
(1996-2000)


Ronnie P. Barnes, ATC
(1994-1996)


John W. Powell, PhD, ATC
(1991-1994)

 

*For each current board member, the year immediately after their listed position is the end of their current term.  The number in parentheses indicates the current term number being served.