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Indiana athletic trainers' association

2022 ec Candidates


Rebecca (Becky) Clifton, MS, LAT, ATC, CKTP
Floyd Central High School


Becky Clifton earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. Becky has been the head athletic trainer at Floyd Central Senior High School (previously Floyd Central Junior/Senior High School) since 1991. In conjunction with Becky’s involvement in high school athletic training, she has been a research consultant for Active Ankle and El Rey Industries. Becky has served as the athletic trainer for the Indiana All-Star Football (2000), Softball (2001) and Baseball (2004) events. She was awarded the Indiana High School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in 2003. Nationally, Becky has served athletes in many different capacities including the Pan Am Games (1987) and Paralympic games (1996). Most recently Becky was a NATA SSATC & District 4 Finalist in 2016 & 2017. Becky was inducted into the IATA Hall of Fame in 2017.


I am running for the position of President-Elect because I believe in the plans that Adam has for the future of the IATA and our profession within the State of Indiana. I feel that it will take likeminded people to accomplish these goals. And, I feel that I am that person due to my history in the profession, the state and the IATA. I think that the IATA and Athletic Training in Indiana are more than ready to move forward as a healthcare profession.


Tiffany Franklin, EdD, LAT, ATC
Director, Master of Science in Athletic Training Program; Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Franklin College


Tiffany Franklin has worked as an athletic trainer at both college and high school levels. Additionally, she has experience in the industrial setting, physician office setting and as a coordinator of sports medicine services for a large hospital system in Indianapolis. Prior to arriving at Franklin College, she served as the Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor for four and a half years at Spalding University in their Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. At Spalding, Tiffany had the opportunity to mentor and teach a racially diverse student population and participated in the university’s Talking Race group, which provided a platform for faculty and staff to come together to discuss racial issues in the community and on campus. 

Tiffany enjoys teaching about the evaluation and management of concussion injuries, including return to play guidelines. Healthcare administration and leadership strategies have become a primary focus for her in recent years, specifically to improve diversity in the healthcare profession and to advocate for the health needs of all patients.


I am interested in the treasurer role for IATA to learn more about how the finances of the state association are managed, delegated, and used for the profession. Additionally, last year I relocated back to Indiana after working in Kentucky for almost 5 years teaching in an MSAT program. Indiana has always been home to me and I completed my degree in athletic training in Indiana and attended IATA conferences for many years. I think it would be fun to serve the state association in a volunteer role and should provide an opportunity to reconnect with other athletic trainer colleagues in the state.


Jenny Deranek, PhD, LAT, ATC
Indiana University South Bend/Beacon Health System


Jenny Deranek, PhD, LAT, ATC has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. She holds a Master of Kinesiology degree from the University of Virginia and has a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training degree from Albion College. Dr. Deranek continues to practice as a clinical athletic trainer and was the Program Director of Girls on the Run Michiana from 2013-2018. Dr. D enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for healthcare and especially enjoys encouraging students through personal/professional development. Dr. D is married to Mike and the proud mom of Andy, Nate, and Lily and wants nothing more than for them to lead lives full of caring and thinking of others.


I have been honored to serve in the position as secretary for this last cycle and feel as if I have been able to positively contribute to the leadership of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association. I am a detailed-orientated individual, which is why this position fits me well. I am committed to remaining engaged and representative of my experience in the clinical setting as well as the educational setting. As a resident of Northern Indiana, I believe I also continue to contribute by ensuring that the membership of the entire state is considered, not just just central locations. I believe in giving back to the profession that built me and am humbled to continue to be considered in this role.

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