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Elected Officers


Rebecca (Becky) Clifton, MS, LAT, ATC, CKTP


Floyd Central High School

The President position is a two-year term and  serves as the leader and chief spokesperson for the IATA.

Becky is the head athletic trainer at Floyd Central High School, in Floyds Knobs, IN. She also teaches at and is a preceptor for Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.  She has served the IATA in various ways since the 1990's.  Becky graduated from Indiana State University and then Indiana University with degrees emphasizing Athletic Training.  She was certified in 1988, and has experience at the Division I level, high school, international, and with parasports.  She is accompanied by her faithful companion Ziva, the service dog. and, in her spare time she enjoys time with friends, walks with Ziva, cycling, reading and listening to music.

President Elect

Jenny Deranek, PhD, LAT, ATC


Indiana University South  Bend/Beacon Health System

 Jenny Deranek is currently an Assistant Dean of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend, serving a myriad of health professional programs.  She puts her skills as an athletic trainer to use on a daily basis including adaptability, critical thinking, compassion, and forward-thinking.  In addition to being an educator, she is a PRN athletic trainer with Beacon Health System and provides care at local high school, collegiate, and community events. Jenny has been serving the IATA in the role of Secretary since 2020 and is excited to step into the President-Elect role.  Outside of these roles, Jenny enjoys cheering on her kids and husband, exercising, and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts. 


Kristin Cardin, MS, LAT, ATC


Community Health Network

Kristin passed her BOC exam through the internship route to become an Athletic Trainer in 1995 after finding her passion for this great profession in her undergrad at Colgate University. Her early career allowed her to work and travel in D1 collegiate athletics at Marist College (NY) and then Fairfield University (CT). As her personal family priorities took precedence, her later career choice in Indianapolis was a decade of PRN work in area middle and high schools and colleges, often chosen for large events like NFL combine training, NCAA Lax playoffs, Big 10 tournaments.  Kristin returned to FT work at a Sports Medicine Physician office, before returning to a large HS and her current role in Junior High. Professional choices have always allowed focus on her first priority of family, her two college-aged sons, whatever life stage they were.  An empty-nester, Kristin has found time to give more back to this profession that has given her so much through the almost 3 decades, through volunteering in the IATA for ATs Care and now as Secretary. Outside of work hours, Kristin spends her time traveling, to visit her sons, never missing a football game home or away, as her oldest plays his final football season at University of Indianapolis, and the younger at Ole Miss, family(mostly on the east coast), and friends all over from alma mater Colgate at homecomings and reunions anywhere.  


Tiffany Franklin, EdD, LAT, ATC


Franklin College

Dr. Franklin has been a licensed and certified athletic trainer since 2007. She currently serves as the program director and assistant professor for the Master of Science in Athletic Training program at her alma mater, Franklin College. Dr. Franklin has worked in academia for the past 9 years. Prior to teaching, most of her clinical experience involved working in college and high school settings, but she also spent time working in IndyCar and in the physician office setting. Dr. Franklin is passionate about advocating for mental health. She is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and enjoys teaching the curriculum to various student groups. In her free time, you might catch her at a sports field cheering on her son or one of her bonus kids, cycling, or hanging out with her pets. 

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