ATAF Mission

​The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida is committed to the advancement of our profession through education, community engagement, legislative efforts, and professional development, dedicating financial support and leadership, ultimately enhancing patient-centered care.

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ATAF Leadership Team

ATAF Executive Board (Officers)


Erik Nason, MBA, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Vice President

Patricia Tripp, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

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Pradeep R. Vanguri, PhD, LAT, ATC


Micki Cuppett EdD, ATC, LAT

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ATAF Executive Board (Area Representatives)

Panhandle Representative

Davy Young, MS, LAT, ATC

Central Representative

Lauren Surratt, MA, LAT, ATC, PES

Southern Representative I

Sam Eisen, MS, LAT, ATC

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Southern Representative II

Scott Freer, PhD, LAT, ATC, NASM-PES/CES

Northern Representative

Wayne Beck, MHA, MSH, LAT, ATC

West Coast Representative

Susan Wehring, EdD, LAT, ATC

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ATAF Committees and Chairs

Education Committee:
Kristen C. Schellhase, EdD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC):


Honors & Awards Committee:
Emily Hall, PhD, LAT, ATC


College & University Athletic Trainers Committee:
Jon Michelini, MS, LAT, ATC


Public Relations and Marketing Committee:
Christopher Brown, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Corporate Partners Committee:
Joe Kanefsky, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC):
Jerry Stevens, LAT, ATC


Political Action:
If interested in PAC, please contact


Nominations Committee:
Scott Freer, Ph.D., LAT, ATC

Constitution & By-Laws:


Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA):


Century Club:
Dan Teahan, MS, LAT, ATC


History & Archives:
Sue Stanley-Green, MS, LAT, ATC


Hall of Fame:
Scott Anderson, MA, LAT, ATC


Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC):
Cynthia Marra, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC


Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE):


University and College Athletic Training Student Committee:

Jennifer Restrepo, PhD, LAT, ATC


Young Professionals Committee:
Carlos Gual, MS, LAT, ATC