Positioning the Athletic Trainer as Indiana’s Preferred Healthcare Provider

Committees

Standing Committees of the Association

Communications: Pete Dewar

The Communications Committee serves as the public relations authority for the IATA and coordinates all media relations to enhance the profession. Additionally, the Communications Committee is responsible for producing 6 issues annually of the IATA E-news and maintaining the website. They are tasked with keeping the membership up-to-date on needed information.

Development: Adam Thompson

The Development Committee oversees the financial planning and investments for the IATA, and in conjunction with the elected officers, oversees the annual budget. Additionally, the Development Committee is responsible for seeking out corporate sponsors for annual support of the IATA.

Education: Stacie Feltz and Sara Meserth

The education committee coordinates the planning of both the summer and fall symposiums held annually. Upcoming meeting registration will be possible. Any scholarships or research grants are available through this committee. Any questions regarding CEUs for either state licensure or the Board of Certification should be directed to the Education Chair.

Quiz Bowl: Zachary Winkelmann


Governmental Affairs: James Miller

The Governmental Affairs Committee obtains information on all legislation affecting athletic training in Indiana. This committee is also tasked with monitoring the current athletic training practice act.

LATPAC (Licensed Athletic Trainers Political Action Committee): Clark Simpson
The purposes of the LAT-PAC (Licensed Athletic Trainers-Political Action Committee) are many fold: increase the awareness of the profession of athletic training to legislators within the State of Indiana; educate IATA members about the governmental affairs that effect them; utilize the political process to the advantage of the IATA; further the interest of the IATA by endorsing candidates and contribute funds to endorsed candidates; encourage athletic trainers to be active participants in the governmental process and lastly; organize fund raising events to support future LAT-PAC legislative efforts.

Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA): Eric Hall

This committee will assist licensed athletic trainers in Indiana in the development of strategies to obtain revenue for their services; will assist in the education of coding and documentation needed for Revenue for athletic training services; and will assist in the dissemination of this information to licensed athletic trainers.

Practice Setting Representatives:

  1. Secondary Schools: Mike Coombs 
  2. Industrial: Open
  3. Clinic / Outreach: Lydia Morgan and Mike Bayci 
  4. Healthcare Administration / Management: Eric Hall and Mike Bayci 
  5. College / University: Alyssa McPherson 
  6. Arts / Dance: Alyssa McPherson 

MembershipSara Myers

The IATA Membership Committee works to resolve concerns any member has dealing with athletic training/sports medicine issues in Indiana.

DiversityBrandy Crum 

We advocate sensitivity and understanding towards ethnic and cultural diversity throughout the profession and association. Please forward any ideas regarding diversity within the IATA to us.

Memorial ResolutionsAlice Wilcoxen

On behalf of the IATA and its members, this sub-committee recognizes the death of an IATA member or immediate family member of an IATA member.

All StarsJared Gogel 

Coordinates the nomination and recognition of those LAT's who cover High School All-Star events.

District Representatives



Student RepresentativesKyleigh Brumley and Robert Pawlak 

The Student Representatives are devoted to representing the opinion of the athletic training students of Indiana to the IATA Executive Council. The student representatives work with a panel of other students from around the state to maintain an interactive, educational experience at the fall IATA meeting.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) CommitteeNate Foster

The Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association CISM team provides free stress management interventions to licensed and student athletic trainers and their families. The team provides CISM intervention following the protocols of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, before, during, and after critical incidents.

Central Region: Renae Bomar  
Northeast Region: Nate Foster 
South Central Region: Dave Grossman 
South Central: Katie Grove 
Central: Mike Hunker  
Central: Sara Meserth  
North Central: David Noble 


Special Committees of the Executive Council

Budget

The committee establishes Membership Dues, reviews and analyzes all budget requests, makes any necessary budget revisions and manages fund guidelines.

History and Archives: Marion Vruggink

Preserve and archive the association's history. Serves as a resource to provide information to the membership and the general public.

Honors & AwardsMark Leto

The awards committee is responsible for obtaining nominations for the IATA and Athletic Director of the Year Award. Nomination forms are available for the Team Physician of the Year Award, but it must be sent to the ISMA for review. The IATA, AD, and ISMA awards are presented at the IATA Awards Banquet at the Fall Symposium in October. Nominations are accepted all year long. Deadlines and criteria for all awards are on the IATA website.


National Athletic Training MonthCarl Palma

Coordinates the activities and functions for the month of March within the theme designated by the NATA to promote the profession of athletic training.

Research and ScholarshipLarry Leverenz and Craig Voll

Responsible for selection of research grant recipient(s) and the Graduate and Undergraduate scholarship recipient(s).

Young Professionals: Connor Burton

Oversees and coordinates all Association efforts related to young professionals. 


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