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: Eric Hall
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.
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.
Governmental Affairs: Lucas Dargo
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
Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA): Alyssa McPherson
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:
District Representatives: Sara Myers
Diversity: Position Open
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.
Student Representatives: Robert Pawlak and Emily Sagsteter
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.
ATs Care - Indiana is a Critical Incidence Stress Management (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.
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 & Awards: Mark 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 Month: Carl 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 Scholarship: 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.
GLATA State Representative: Jim Miller
Serves as the Indiana State representative to the GLATA Executive Committee.