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 or if you are interested in joining a committee.

ATs Care

ATs Care

ATs Care 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
Annual Fundraising

Annual Fundraising

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

Megan Hutchins
Archives

Archives

Responsible for preserving the history of the IATA.

Committee Chairperson

Dave Jerbi
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

Mark Colston
Communications

Communications

Responsible for developing and sharing information pertinent to Illinois Athletic Trainers with all members of the IATA.

Committee Chairperson

Andrea Kovalsky
Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers

Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers

The CECAT is comprised of AT students and ATs who are in their first five years of professional practice. The goal of the CECAT is to promote both athletic training students and early career athletic trainers in various ways.

Committee Chairperson

Abrahim Alramhi
Council on Leadership and Career Advancement

Council on Leadership and Career Advancement

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

Vacant
Education Committee

Education Committee

Coordinate development, delivery, and evaluation of continuing education events for the IATA.

Committee Chairperson

Nicholas E. Grahovec
Elections

Elections

Conducts ethical elections to fill positions on the Board of Directors as needed.

Committee Chairperson

Greg Garofalo
Finance

Finance

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

Committee Chairperson

Kristin Trinite
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

Bill Durand
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

Greg Gaa
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

Cortney Ales
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

Andy Renner
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

Mark Florence & Aaron Kremmel
State Meeting & Symposium

State Meeting & Symposium

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

Committee Chairperson

Andy Renner
Veteran Athletic Trainers

Veteran Athletic Trainers

A committee for veteran members to contribute their voices and experiences, to help guide the future of the IATA.

Committee Chairperson

Tony Garofalo

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