2022 Election Cycle
Position Eligibility Requirements & Responsibilities

 

President

 

Eligibility

To become President of ATAF, an individual must be a member of NATA, must be in good standing with the BOC, a Licensed Athletic Trainer by the Florida Department of Health in good standing, and have an NPI number.

 

Selection

The President shall be elected via ballot on the ATAF website by a popular majority vote of those active and retired members and will officially take office as President on January first (1st) following one year as President Elect.

 

Term

A single four (4) year term [one (1) year as President Elect followed by three (3) active years as President]. The newly elected President will assume an “President Elect” status beginning 1/1/2023.

 

Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Chair of the Executive Board and be responsible for the conduct of any and all meetings.

  • Serves as the official spokesperson for the Executive Board on behalf of ATAF.

  • Serves as liaison to the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) Board of Athletic Training

  • Call additional meetings of the Executive Board deemed necessary and advisable. This can also be done with a conference call.

  • Implement the mandates and policies of ATAF as determined by the Executive Board.

  • Possess full power and complete responsibility to transact all business for and on behalf of ATAF.

  • Appoint all ATAF committees, with the approval of the Executive Board.

  • Oversees the ATAF Governmental Affairs Committee

  • In the event of a position vacancy, the President Elect will assume the duties and responsibilities of the President pro-tempore.

  • In the event the appointment falls in the first year of the term, this appointment will count as a term year if appointed individual is elected during the next election cycle.

  • Has voting power only in the event to break a tie or abstain to keep the tie.

 

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Vice-President

 

Eligibility

To become Vice President of ATAF, an individual must be a member of NATA, must be in good standing with the BOC, a Licensed Athletic Trainer by the Florida Department of Health in good standing, and have an NPI number

 

Selection

The Vice-President shall be elected by a popular majority vote of the active membership via ballot on the ATAF website and take office January first (1st) following the election.

 

Term

May not be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

 

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Board.

  • Serve as President pro-tempore in the absence of the President.

  • Assume the responsibilities of any officer who might be absent.

  • Confirm election results with the Nominations Chair, unless seeking re-election, where that a President appointed member of the Executive Board will assume responsibility.

  • In the event of a position vacancy, the president may appoint a replacement with the approval of ATAF Executive Board until the next election occurs.

  • In the event the appointment falls in the first year of the term, this appointment will count as a term year if appointed individual is elected during the next election cycle.

  • Maintains Board of Certification (BOC) provider status

  • Oversees the Annual ATAF Clinical Symposium

  • Has voting power.

 

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Secretary

Eligibility

To become Secretary of ATAF, an individual must be a member of NATA, be in good standing with the BOC, a Licensed Athletic Trainer by the Florida Department of Health in good standing, and have an NPI number.

 

Selection

The Secretary shall be elected by a popular majority vote of the active membership via ballot on the ATAF website newsletter and take office on January first (1st) following the election.

 

Term

May not be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.

 

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Board.

  • Serve as custodian of all records, books, papers, pictures and video tapes belonging to ATAF.

  • Record minutes of all Executive Board meetings and distribute necessary information to all ATAF members.

  • Oversees the ATAF Public Relations and Marketing Committee

  • Handles registration and technology for ATAF

  • Record minutes of all ATAF business meetings and distribute the same to all ATAF members via webpage newsletter.

  • Conduct the official correspondence of ATAF, with presidential approval including such matters as notifying members of meetings.

  • Maintain official records of ATAF membership.

  • In the event this individual cannot complete the term, the president may appoint a replacement with the approval of the ATAF Executive Board.

  • In the event the appointment falls in the first year of the term, this appointment will count as a term year if appointed individual is elected during the next election cycle.

  • Has voting power.

 

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Regional Representative

Eligibility

To become Regional Representative or sub regional member of ATAF an individual must be in good standing with the BOC, minimum one (1) year of certified athletic training experience, Licensed Athletic Trainer by the Florida Department of Health in good standing, possess an NPI number, and must either work or live, according to the respective candidates NATA membership address, in the region elected.
*Nominated Retired AT’s will need to live in the respective region. 

 

Selection

The Regional Representative shall be elected by a popular majority vote of the active membership via ballot on the ATAF website newsletter and take office on January first (1st) following the election.

 

Term

Elected individuals will serve for a term of two (2) successive years and for a maximum of two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms. Individuals that are completing their second consecutive term may be nominated for their respective region during the election process after one (1) year. In the event the appointment falls in the first year of the term, this appointment will count as a term year if appointed. In the event an individual cannot complete the term, the president may appoint a replacement with the approval of the ATAF Executive Board.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the regional membership at Executive Board meetings.

  • Serve to gather information from the regional membership and disseminate this information to the President and other members of the Executive Board.

  • Serve to distribute information from the Executive Board to regional membership.

  • Provide regional information for distribution through the quarterly webpage newsletter.

  • Assist the Honors & Awards Committee along with the Hall of Fame Committee in providing ATAF members for nomination consideration.

  • May appoint sub regional positions to aid in getting information throughout their entire region.

  • In the event this individual cannot complete the term, the president may appoint a replacement with the approval of the ATAF Executive Board.

  • In the event the appointment falls in the first year of the term, this appointment will count as a term year if appointed individual is elected during the next election cycle.

  • Has voting power.