ATAF Leadership Team

ATAF Executive Board (Officers)



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

Vice President

Patricia Tripp, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Pradeep R. Vanguri, PhD, LAT, ATC


Don Teahan, LAT, ATC

ATAF Executive Board (Area Representatives)

Panhandle Representative

Davy Young

Central Representative

Scott Armstrong, LAT, ATC

Southern Representative I

Dustin Gatens, MS, LAT, ATC

Southern Representative II


Northeastern Representative

Wayne Beck, LAT, ATC

West Coast Representative

Keven Eichorn MS,LAT, ATC, CSCS

ATAF Committees and Chairs

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

Secondary Schools Athletic Trainers Committee (SSATC):
Ken Keister, LAT, ATC

Honors & Awards Committee:
Amanda Tritsch, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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, ATC, CSCS

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

Political Action:
If interested in PAC, please contact

Nominations Committee:
Mike Holmes, LAT, ATC

Constitutions & By-Laws:
Nicholas Pappas, LAT, ATC

Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA):
Toby Harkins, MA, ATC

Century Club:
Don Teahan, MS, LAT, ATC

History & Archives:
VACANT - contact for more info

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

Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC):
Yi-Tzu Kuo, PhD, LAT, ATC

Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE):
Carl Cramer, EdD, LAT, ATC

University and College Athletic Training Student Committee:

Jennifer Restrepo, PhD, LAT, ATC

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

ATAF Mission

The Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida, Inc (ATAF) is an organization whose membership is dedicated to the comprehensive health care of our state’s athletes and other physically active individuals. The mission of the ATAF is to offer a diverse range of services to its members, while protecting the public’s interest by seeing that certified, licensed athletic trainer’s are available to provide proper medical care to our state’s athletes and the physically active.

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