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Leonard Angelli earned his Undergraduate degree in Physical Education Athletic Training from the State University of New York at Brockport. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s degree, Len received his Masters of Education in Sports Medicine from Canisius College.  Currently Len serves as the head athletic trainer at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, NH.  Prior to his work at Cardigan, Len worked as an assistant Athletic Trainer at Dartmouth College. Len also serves as the Co-Chair of the exhibits committee for the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. In this role, he works closely with the Student Program along with the overall conference exhibit Hall. For more than 33 years, Len has been an active instructor for the American Red Cross.  In his tenure with the Red Cross, Len has taught a variety of classes ranging from CPR and First Aid to Lifeguarding and Water Safety.  Len holds an Instructor trainers certification, which allows him to share his passion of training with others who share the same goals.

David Borchardt is the Associate Director of Athletic Training Services at Temple University.  He received his Master’s of Education in Exercise Science from Wichita State University after receiving his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Iowa.  He has been a certified athletic trainer since 2002.  David oversees the athletic training services for all 18 Olympic sports at Temple University.  His interest in concussion management aims at improving clinical assessments and recognition of clinical concussions, as well post-injury treatment and prevention of long-term dysfunction through activity modification.

Sara Brown, a graduate of Miami University and the University of Arizona has been the director of the athletic training program at Boston University since 1991.  In addition to her duties as a clinical associate professor at BU, she completed a four-year term as the chair of the NATA’s Executive Committee for Education in 2013. She is now chair of the new Standards Committee for the CAATE. Previously, Sara has held positions on the BOC Board of Directors including BOC President and BOC Vice President. She is a co-author with Chad Starkey of Examination of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries, a textbook on orthopedic assessment, and has been teaching at the college level for 30 years.

Brian Cammarota spent 12 years working in professional baseball including 5 as the rehabilitation and minor league athletic training coordinator where he oversaw both the minor league medical program as well as MLB and minor league rehabs in FL.  In this position, Brian gained significant experience and expertise in the evaluation, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries.  He continued by working as a clinical athletic trainer specializing in shoulder, throwing, and movement dysfunction injuries and currently work as a physical therapist at Penn Therapy and Fitness, Good Shepard Penn Partners in Radnor, PA.  Brian has extensive experience in assessing and correcting movement patterns and breathing dysfunction and utilizes that regularly in the clinical setting.   He is currently working towards his certification from the Postural Restoration Institute.  Brian writes for Sports Doc and presents regularly on the throwing shoulder, movement dysfunction and other sports medicine topics. 

Georgette Fries Castner is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation and white collar and government investigations. She also represents colleges and other schools, as well as school personnel, in catastrophic sports injury matters. One such recent representation of a NCAA Division I college involved a deceased student-athlete who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). That case was recently dismissed by the plaintiff with prejudice. Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Georgette served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Lisa of the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Georgette received a J.D. with honors from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. While in law school, she served as Research Editor for the Rutgers Law Journal. Georgette earned a B.S., cum laude, from The College of New Jersey.

Chad Clements is the Faculty Director of Clinical Education for the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Education for the programs in athletic training at Boston University since 2007.  He has practiced athletic training since 1998, serving as an assistant athletic trainer at Seton Hall University and as a head athletic trainer at both Stevens Institute of Technology and Lasell College.  He has also served as a preceptor for the athletic training education programs at Seton Hall, Lasell College, and BU.  Chad has presented on clinical education topics at national and regional professional conferences.  He is currently a candidate for his PhD in Movement Studies at Seton Hall University.  Chad lives in Grafton, Massachusetts with his wife and their three children.

Richard Cohen is a 1985 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College.  His postgraduate work includes his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and board eligible in Chiropractic Rehabilitation.  He is also credentialed as a McKenzie practitioner, certified Kinesio Tape specialist, and the only chiropractor in the world certified as a Vojta therapist by the International Vojta Society in Siegen, Germany.  Dr. Cohen teaches Vojta concepts and ideas around the country.  He is team chiropractor for King’s College athletics in Wilkes-Barre, Pa, teaches advanced therapies in their Athletic Training Education program, and is team chiropractor for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.

Larry Cooper is the current District 2 representative to the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Secondary School Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC).  He has been a Teacher and Certified Athletic Trainer for 34 years with the majority of that time at Penn Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania. Larry previously served as the Chair of the NATA SSATC. In addition, he has held numerous positions within the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society (PATS) including being a member of the Board of Directors, Secondary School Committee Chair, Parliamentarian and others. Larry is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Leagues (WPIAL) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He has presented at the national, district, regional and state levels throughout his career. In addition, he has been interviewed for hundreds of magazines, newspapers, radio shows and other media outlets. He continues to serve the membership by working on position statements, work groups, consensus statements and other official NATA statements.

Craig Denegar is the Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. He teaches and has research interests in the areas of clinical epidemiology, therapeutic modalities and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Craig is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine.  He is the lead author of the text Therapeutic Modalities for Musculoskeletal Injuries, co-author of Research Methods: A Framework for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice and has written and presented numerous papers related to musculoskeletal rehabilitation and athletic health care.  

Kathy Dieringer is the co-owner of three outpatient rehabilitation clinics (D&D Sports Med) in the north Texas area, employing over 45 staff members including physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and strength & conditioning coaches. She has worked in the collegiate, secondary schools, and clinical settings during her 30+ years of experience as a certified and licensed athletic trainer, and is currently handling administrative duties for her businesses along with patient care. In addition to serving on various state, district and NATA committees, Kathy served as President of NATA District 6, Chair of the NATA Clinical and Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers’ Committee, and as the NATA District 6 Director, and the Secretary/Treasurer of the NATA.

Kathy has spoken extensively on business concepts, how business pertains to athletic trainers, how ATs can show value and how to create opportunities in the healthcare market, including through advocacy. She co-presented "Business of Athletic Training" at the NATA Clinical Symposia and at NATA district meetings numerous times, and continues to work diligently to improve the status of ATs in the healthcare community. As a clinician, Kathy's expertise includes industrial rehabilitation and golf fitness/return to play.

Thomas Dodge currently serves as an associate professor and coordinator of the post professional athletic training program at Springfield College.  He also serves as a staff athletic trainer providing athletic training services to the Men’s lacrosse team at Springfield College.  His teaching expertise includes therapeutic interventions and evaluation of the upper extremity and spine.  Dr. Dodge has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on a range of topics including assessment and management of injuries and also clinical and didactic education in athletic training.

Michael Dolan is professor of Kinesiology and the director of the sports medicine research laboratory at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.  Mike received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and his graduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is an Associate Editor of The International Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy and an editorial Board member of the Journal of Athletic Training, the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care.  He has received research funding from numerous agencies including the National Football League Charaties, The Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association, and New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association.  Mike has over 100 professional presentations, peer-reviewed publications and abstract related to the management of ankle sprains.  He has been awarded the EATA’s research to reality award and is a two time winner of the Journal of Athletic Training Outstanding Original Research Manuscript Award. 

Drew Duckett graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Physical Education with concentration in Athletic Training and earned a master’s of science degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University. He is currently an Athletic Trainer and adjunct professor at Boston University. He has the primary responsibility of coordinating the care for the Terriers Men’s Lacrosse Program. Duckett is in his 6th year at BU and 3rd after returning from a one year stint in a similar position at North Carolina Central University. In addition to facilitating care for varsity, club and ROTC athletes Drew regularly sees general student population in Student Health Services. Duckett has an area of clinical interest and specialty in primary care and emergency medicine. Duckett worked as a pre-season and training camp intern for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. He also worked with the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series-Boston Stop.  Duckett has volunteered with the Boston Athletic Association serving as an Athletic Trainer at the Boston Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Finish at the 50, and numerous other events.

Charles Gatt is the Chairman, and Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He is currently involved with research through the Rutgers school of Biomedical Engineering as well as numerous clinical ACL studies.  He obtained his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School after earning his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College. He completed an internship and his residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Following his residency, he did a fellowship specializing in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Sandra Fowkes Godek is a Full Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine at West Chester University. She received a BS degree in athletic training from Penn State University, an MS degree from the University of Colorado and a PhD from Temple University, both in exercise physiology.  At West Chester University Dr. Fowkes Godek teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in athletic training and sports medicine, serves as the Director of Physician Services in Sports Medicine, and is the director of the HEAT Institute.   She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Athletic Training and is a reviewer for many other journals including. She has numerous first author publications and in 2004 received the Kenneth Knight Journal of Athletic Training award for Outstanding Original Research Manuscript. She was the 2013 Recipient of the TED QUEDENFELD AWARD that recognizes honorees for their outstanding contributions to the field of Sports Medicine in the Philadelphia area. Most recently, Dr. Fowkes Godek organized and presented at the 3rd International Consensus Conference on Exercise Associated Hyponatremia in Carlsbad CA, and participated in the subsequent consensus meeting and in co-authoring the 3rd International Consensus Statement on EAH which was co-published in July 2015 in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Leamor Kahanov has 25 years of experience practicing, teaching, managing athletic training educational programs and higher education administration.  She is certified athletic trainer with a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Indiana University, and was awarded a master's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona.  Professor Kahanov currently serves as the Dean of Health Sciences at Misericordia University.  She has obtained over 1.5 million on grant funding to support research and community based educational projects.  Dr. Kahanov has written over 80 publications and 100 presentations on the topics of athletic training policy, lifework balance/mentorship, and education.

Marjorie A. King is currently the Director of Athletic Training Graduate Education at Plymouth State University. Dr. King’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire and Simmons College have allowed for the combined practices of athletic training and physical therapy. Her master’s degree work in Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst sparked her interest in research, prompting studies in the area of lower extremity dysfunction and balance assessment.

More than 30 years of clinical experience in sports medicine and outpatient orthopedics in a variety of settings is the foundation for Dr. King’s current research focus on balance assessment, core stability and interest in the role of motor learning in rehabilitation. She has presented her work internationally, nationally and locally. Dr. King is currently the Research Committee Chair for the EATA and formally for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Musculature Institute.

Marjorie serves as the Clinical Applications Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training. She formally chaired the Women in Athletic Training Committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and served as a member of the NATA Research and Education Foundation Committee as well as the Strategic Health Initiative for Women, Sport and Physical Activity for the American College of Sports Medicine. Marjorie became a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as being inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame in 2012. In June of 2016, Marjorie was the second woman to be selected to receive the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.

To compliment her work in sports medicine, Marjorie has pursed and completed academic work through the Chopra Center and is currently holds a Perfect Health Instructor certification from the Chopra Center. Additionally, Spring 2017, she will be completing a Masters of Arts In Personal and Organizational Wellness with a concentration in Personal Approaches to Transformation and Healing.

William Krywicki’s long and storied career began in Philadelphia where he attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University.  Following medical school, he completed both his general and orthopedic surgical residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Dr. Krywicki did his fellowship at the prestigious Hughston Orthopedic Clinic in Columbus, GA working alongside Dr. Jack Hughston.  During his fellowship, he served as associate team physician for Auburn University. 

Dr. Krywicki is currently the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as Geisinger Wyoming Valley’s Director of Sports Medicine.  Dr. Krywicki has served as head team physician for numerous organizations and schools, including Wilkes University, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers, Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School, and his alma mater, James M. Coughlin High School.  In addition to these, Dr. Krywicki serves as a Physician Clinical Preceptor for Marywood University’s physician’s assistant program, as well as a Teaching Physician for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. His continued support of the Athletic Training profession has been a vital asset in Northeat Pennsylvania and will continue to benefit the athletic populations in our region for years to come.

Casey Kurzejewski is a physical therapist currently practicing in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Casey graduated with Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Lynchburg College. Prior to graduate school, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences in 2010 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.

His practice area includes the evaluation and treatment of patients with orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. He currently is studying and practicing to become a sports certified physical therapist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He began his career at the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance in Phoenix, Arizona. While at Fischer Institute, Casey was able to work with patients with a variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. He also was able to work with athletes at all competitive levels including Division I athletes and professional athletes from the NFL and MLB. His clinical focus included treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions, sports performance and training, while utilizing variety of manual therapy techniques including functional dry needling.

Dianne Langford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  She received her PhD from the University of Alabama in 1996 in cellular/molecular biology.  She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience.  Dr. Langford’s research focuses on understanding mechanisms responsible for the dysfunction of cells of the central nervous system (CNS) during neurodegeneration.  There are two main areas of investigation in her lab.  The first area of investigation focuses on traumatic brain injury in athletes and includes studies with various sports teams, and in vivo and in vitro modeling systems.  The second addresses how HIV infection of the CNS impacts cellular crosstalk between neurons and glia.  Together, these two areas of research aim to uncover novel pathways through which cells of the brain communicate during challenge and to identify approaches by which to prevent damage. 

Kathleen M. Laquale is a licensed dietitian, a licensed and nationally certified athletic trainer and has been a professor at Bridgewater State University (BSU) since 1997 where she currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate nutrition courses. She also serves as the coordinator for the nutrition minor.  Dr. Laquale received her doctorate in food science and nutrition at the University of RI, her master’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in athletic training from Indiana State University and her undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a minor in biology from the University of Rhode Island. She is well-published as an author of peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and as a contributing author on two NATA Position Papers (Evaluation of Dietary Supplements for Performance Nutrition and Weight Loss Guidelines for Athletes). Recently, she completed a chapter on Medical Considerations and Risk Management: PEDs and Recreational Drug Use in Athletes for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 

Todd Lazenby is currently a Clinical Associate Professor for the Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca College with the football and baseball teams being his primary sport responsibilities. Before arriving at Ithaca College, he worked for 10 years in the NFL, 7 as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and 3 as the Head Athletic Trainer with the San Francisco Forty Niners.  Prior to that he worked for 5 years in a PT clinic with the additional responsibility of covering high school sports.  He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University in 1989 and 1991 respectively.  Over the years he has developed a passion for learning various manual therapy techniques and has recently focused his efforts to better understand the myofascial system of the body.

Kayla Matrunick is the Director of Performance Nutrition for the University of Louisville Athletics Department. Matrunick joined the University in 2015, and serves as the first director of nutrition in the school's history, overseeing 21 teams, more than 600 athletes and 3 full time Registered Dietitians.

Matrunick ran cross country and track and field at Penn State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences. She continued her education at The University of Tennessee where she completed her master's degree in Sports Psychology. While at Tennessee she served as the volunteer distance coach/ recruiting coordinator for the track and field and cross country programs. After her time at Tennessee she completed her dietetic internship at the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Matrunick is a Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), holds a certification as a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and is a member of Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) didactics practice group, and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM). She also holds a USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coaching Certification.

Jennifer Medina McKeon is an assistant professor within the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College in NY.  She teaches Kinesiology and Clinical Pathoanatomy.  Her academic and research interests include functional anatomy and pathoanatomy, biomechanics, sports injury epidemiology and time-to-event analysis, evidence-based practice, and  clinical analysis of risk factors associated with lower extremity injury. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and has presented her research at the local, national, and international levels.

Patrick McKeon is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program at Ithaca College.  Dr. McKeon received his B.S degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College (1997), his M.S. degree in Sports Health Care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences (2001), and his PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia (2007).  His research interests include the exploration of sensorimotor alterations associated with lower extremity injury and rehabilitation.  His primary goal in research is to develop evidence that is easily translated into clinical practice to enhance the quality of care athletic trainers can provide.  One of the many advantages of his current position as Clinical Education Coordinator is that he is able to work directly with clinicians and athletic training students to develop clinical research questions and implement evidence-informed clinical decisions. 

Dr. McKeon was the recipient of the NATA Foundation Freddie Fu New Investigator Award (2012) and the David Perrin Dissertation Award (2009).  He is an associate editor for the Journal of Athletic Training.  He and his wife Dr. Jennifer McKeon are currently the Co-Editors in Chief of the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training.  Together, they strive to help clinicians and researchers work together to enhance the reputation of athletic trainers as health care providers.

David Middlemas is a Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of the Master of Science in Athletic Training at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. He received his doctorate in Educational Statistics and Measurement from Rutgers University.  Dr. Middlemas has been an Athletic Training Educator for over 25 years.  Dr. Middlemas serves as chair of the Peer Support/Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team for the Athletic Trainers Society of NJ and is chair of the ATs Care committee of the NATA.  He is trained in individual and group CISM and psychological first aid by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and the Boston Center for Trauma Psychology.  Dr. Middlemas has been involved with peer support of Athletic Trainers after critical incidents for over 20 years.
Dr. Middlemas has served on the Annual Report Committee for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), been a CAATE site visitor for program accreditation and has served as the advisor for the student committee of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey.  Dr. Middlemas has been awarded the Dan Libera Award for Outstanding service to the Board of Certification and the Distinguished Service Award by the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey.

Mark Miller has spent 16 years of clinical practice to expand his rehabilitation knowledge and expertise in movement dysfunction.  Mark has spent the last 12 years rehabilitating post-operative shoulders, elbow and shoulder injuries in athletes with an emphasis on the overhead athlete, as well as correcting deficits in the kinetic chain that may lead to injuries.  He has presented at numerous symposiums and conferences on movement dysfunction as well as shoulder and elbow injuries and evaluation of throwing mechanics, including NATA and PATS. Along with Mark’s clinical practice he is a partner with Symetrix Sports Performance where he performs preventative movement assessment, movement dysfunction correction, and assessment and correction of throwing mechanics.  Mark is currently treating patients as an athletic trainer and physical therapist assistant specializing in shoulder injuries and movement dysfunction at St/ Luke’s Health System. 

Timothy Neal is a NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer and an assistant professor and athletic training program clinical education coordinator at Concordia University Ann Arbor. Tim is the chair of the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics, and authored the revised NATA Code of Ethics last year. Tim chaired the 2013 NATA Consensus Statement, “Recommendations in Developing a Plan to Recognize and Refer Student-Athletes with Psychological Concerns at the Collegiate Level”, and Chaired a similar Consensus Statement for secondary school student-athletes in 2015.  Tim served as the NATA representative on the 2013 NCAA Student-Athlete Mental Health Task Force. Tim was also a member of the NCAA Concussion Management in Sport panel. Tim is the NATA Liaison to Mental Health America. Tim is a member of the NATA ATs Care Committee and NATA Professional Responsibility Committee. Tim earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his Master’s degree from Syracuse University.

Cayce Onks started his career in Sports Medicine as a certified athletic trainer following graduation from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Exercise Science and Master’s Degree in Athletic Training form Ohio University. Dr. Onks graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He completed an osteopathic internship through PCOM and the Crozier-Keystone Health Systems in Philadelphia and a Family Medicine residency program at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He then competed his Sports Medicine Fellowship training at Penn State University in State College. Dr. Onks serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club, Lebanaon Valley College, and Lebanon High School. He has a comprehensive family medicine practice. In addition his sports medicine practice includes evaluation and management of orthopedic injuries, exercise prescription, sports related concussion, medical management of athletic related illness, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Steven Pachman is a partner in Montgomery McCracken's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's management committee. He concentrates his practice on the defense of catastrophic sports injury cases, and regularly represents individuals and school systems in catastrophic injury matters arising out of alleged premature return-to-play decisions and other negligence theories in the sports' context. His past and ongoing representations include a number of high-profile, nationally-publicized cases against NCAA member colleges and universities, high schools, other academic institutions, and various school personnel, including athletic trainers, coaches, and nurse practitioners. These cases involve catastrophically-injured football players who allegedly sustained prior concussions and Second Impact Syndrome as well as players diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) following a post-mortem autopsy of the brain. Pachman also regularly advises school officials and attorneys, risk managers, coaches, athletic trainers, athletic departments, physicians, and other health care professionals on institutional liability issues concerning sport-related concussions, Second Impact Syndrome, and other sport-related injuries.

Shawn Phillips is an Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State Hershey.  He maintains a Family Medicine clinical practice in Mount Joy, PA where he also participates in the clinical education of third and fourth year medical students.  He maintains a Sports Medicine practice at the Bone and Joint Institute where he teaches medical students and residents in addition to the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow. He is a core faculty member with the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship where he is the lead faculty member for the Sports Ultrasound Curriculum.  Prior to medical school he worked for 7 years as a Physical Therapist. He serves as Team Physician for Penn State University Harrisburg Campus and Elizabethtown High School.  He has research interest in sports ultrasound, resident education, concussion and biomechanics.  He lives in Lancaster with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Luke and Mary.

Cameron Powden currently serves as an assistant professor in the Doctorate of Athletic Training program at Indiana State University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and graduate work at Old Dominion University. His primary research interests include chronic ankle instability, manual therapy, rehabilitation, postural control, and practice-based research. Additionally, he is the editor for the NATA News Clinical Bottom Line Column and an editor for the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

Marc Riley is co-founder of Elite Therapy with locations in NY and PA. Marc earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training/Exercise Science at Ithaca College. He graduated with distinction with his Masters in Physical Therapy from Gannon University. He achieved board certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy from Daemen College. He completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University.

Marc is one of a small group of physical therapists that is both board certified and fellowship trained. Based on his philosophy of patient care, Marc is continuously learning new concepts of treating movement disorders – he has trained in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment through the McKenzie Institute, taken several courses in orthopedic and neuromuscular care through the Institute of Physical Art, practiced evaluative and treatment techniques through Functional Movement Systems, and is certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore. Marc is a member of the volunteer pool for the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Staff, has served as a mentor through both Regis University and the University of St. Augustine's orthopedic manual physical therapy programs. He has lectured regionally and nationally on a variety of topics related to manual therapy and sports/orthopedic care.

James Scifers serves as Founding Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences & Program Director for the Graduate Athletic Training Program at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. 

Prior to his appointment at Moravian, Scifers served as Program Director for the Western Carolina University, Salisbury University & Lock Haven University Athletic Training Programs. 

Dr. Scifers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University, his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University and his Doctor of Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. 

Sandra Shultz is Professor and Chair in the Department of Kinesiology. She received her B.S. in Physical Education / Athletic Training from CSU Fullerton (1984), M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Arizona (1985), and Ph.D. in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia (1999). Her primary line of research has characterized sex differences in knee laxity, and the consequences of greater magnitudes of knee laxity (both absolute and acute increases that occur during the female menstrual cycle and during exercise) on knee joint neuromechanics during sport related activity. She is currently exploring the genetic, hormone and anatomical factors (e.g. muscle mass) that precipitate high risk knee laxity profiles in an effort to develop effective intervention strategies to reduce or otherwise counteract the associated risk.  Her overarching goal is to determine the underlying factors that increase a female’s susceptibility for ACL injury, so that we can more effectively identify and address these factors in our ACL injury prevention strategies. She serves as Section Editor for the Journal of Athletic Training, grant review panelist for NIH, and editorial board member for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Sports Health, and Isokinetic and Exercise Science.   

Kenneth Swan is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He received his MD degree from Cornell University Medical School and did his orthopaedic residency at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Fellowship training in sports and shoulder surgery was obtained at the University of Colorado. Dr. Swan has been the team doctor for several New Jersey schools for the past decade, and is active in teaching orthopaedic surgical residents and medical students at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School. He is a partner at University Orthopaedic Associates. When not operating, Dr. Swan can be found watching his children’s soccer games or coaching their lacrosse teams.

Ryan Tierney is an associate professor and the director Sport Concussion Lab at Temple University.  He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Delaware and has been a certified athletic trainer since 1996. Dr. Tierney received his doctorate in kinesiology from Temple University in 2004. His current research focuses on concussion assessments and examining the mechanisms underlying individual responses to head impacts. 

Timothy Weston is currently entering his eighth year as the Head Athletic Trainer at Colby College in Waterville Maine. He is currently on the management team for the Health Services Department at Colby College and on the Board of Directors for the Maine Concussion Management Initiative. He also has previously served on the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Medical Aspects committee.

Weston did his undergraduate work at the University of Maine at Orono, working under NATA Hall of Famer Wes Jordan. He also received his master’s degree from University of Maine at Orono in Educational Leadership. Before his tenure at Colby, Weston was employed at a sports medicine clinic in Albany, New York, where he provided medical services for Albany-Colonie high school.  Previous to that appointment he worked for the New York Yankees league minor league system.

Weston served the Maine Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) as Treasurer, Vice President and President. He served as the NATA District One Secretary, Chairperson of the NATA District Secretaries/Treasurers committee and on the on the EATA Executive Board as a District One Officer. He also served NATAPAC Board of Directors representing District One. He has received NATA’s Service Award along with the Maine Athletic Trainers’ Association “Bill Cox” Service Award.  Weston was inducted into the Maine Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2016.

Currently Weston currently serves as the District One Director and Secretary/Treasurer for the NATA. He is the liaison to the NATA Honors and Awards committees and chair of the NATA Finance committee.

Brett Winston currently serves as an Instructor and Assistant Clinical Education Coordinator for the undergraduate athletic training program at Springfield College.  In addition to his responsibilities within the athletic training program, he also works as a staff athletic trainer for the Springfield College wrestling team.  His teaching interest includes injury prevention and therapeutic interventions.  Mr. Winston currently serves the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts as the Co-Chair of the Young Professionals Committee, and represents ATOM on the District 1 Young Professionals Committee.   Mr. Winston has presented at the regional and state level on a range of topics in athletic training healthcare. 

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