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
Responsible for scheduling the state meeting, securing speakers, vendors, and registrations by members.
Tracks income and expenses for the IATA, also responsible for the budget.
Accepts and reviews applications for the various scholarships that are given out annually, and presents scholarships at the IATA State Meeting in November.
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.
Responsible for promoting athletic training and the IATA within the communities we serve, and working with the communications director to disseminate information promptly.
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.
Honors and Awards
Accepts applications and nominations for all honors and awards that are given annually at the IATA State Meeting in November.
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.)
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.
Responsible for promoting success and retention of young professionals (certified for 10 years or less), through educational programming, social events, and volunteer mobilization.
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.