Committees

The Committees Group

The Illinois Athletic Trainers Associations has a number of committees and non-voting advisory positions. Each committee chair and advisor is responsible for reporting information to the IATA Board and submitting regular reports on committee action. Feel free to contact these individuals for further information.

Communications

Communications

Responsible for developing and sharing information pertinent to Illinois Athletic Trainers with all members of the IATA. Comprised of the Secretary, Communications Director, PR Director, and President

Committee Chairperson

Jennifer Ludwig
State Meeting

State Meeting

Responsible for scheduling the state meeting, securing speakers, vendors, and registrations by members.

Committee Chairperson

Noelle Selkow
Committee on Practice Advancement

Committee on Practice Advancement

To develop, enhance & support avenues of revenue for the profession of Athletic Training in the State of Illinois.

Committee Chairperson

Holly Odean-Carpenter
Finance

Finance

Tracks income and expenses for the IATA, also responsible for the budget.

Committee Chairperson

Kristin Romani
Scholarships

Scholarships

Accepts and reviews applications for the various scholarships that are given out annually, and presents scholarships at the IATA State Meeting in November.

Committee Chairperson

Jordan Anderson
Golf

Golf

Organizes the annual IATA golf outing to promote camaraderie among all Illinois athletic trainers. This includes securing hole sponsors and raffle prizes, as well as scheduling and registrations.

Committee Chairperson

Kristen Brendel
Public Relations

Public Relations

Responsible for promoting athletic training and the IATA within the communities we serve, and working with the communications director to disseminate information promptly.

Committee Chairperson

Mike Gilboe
Governmental Affairs

Governmental Affairs

Responsible for maintaining positive relationships with Illinois lawmakers and stakeholders in Illinois government. Also a source of information for anything regarding the Illinois Practice Act, licensure, NPI numbers, and other legislation.

Committee Chairperson

Kristen Streeter
Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Accepts applications and nominations for all honors and awards that are given annually at the IATA State Meeting in November.

Committee Chairperson

Jordan Anderson
Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

Promotes athletic training in the secondary school setting, strives to improve the working environment of the secondary school athletic trainer, and maintains relationships with other stakeholders in the secondary school setting (IHSA, parents, coaches, etc.)

Committee Chairperson

Phil Dryer
Student Congress

Student Congress

Responsible for educational programs and meeting the needs of athletic training students in Illinois. The purpose of the congress is to ultimately elevate the standard of education in Illinois.

Committee Chairperson

Taylor Arman
Young Professionals

Young Professionals

Responsible for promoting success and retention of young professionals (certified for 10 years or less), through educational programming, social events, and volunteer mobilization.

Committee Chairperson

Greg Nordlund
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

CISM representatives have taken extra training in managing athletic trainers’ responses to traumatic or stressful events. Help is available to any athletic trainer who has experienced an event and seeks guidance.

Committee Chairperson

Tanya Marquez

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