EARLY PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE CONTACTS
Nikki Harrris, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Chair & District IX Representative

Rachel Miller, LAT, ATC
Member (AL)

 

​Kelecy Ferguson, MHA, LAT, ATC

Member (FL)

 

Mary Catherine Sikes, MEd, ATC, LAT

Member (GA)

 

Joseph "Joey" Sarver, MS, LAT, ATC

Member (KY)

 

Elizabeth "Paige" Wheeler, MEd, LAT, ATC

Member (LA)

LaJoy Paige, MS, LAT, ATC

Member (MS)

Kaydy Wellendorf, LAT, ATC

Member (TN)

 

Board Liaison:  President Peggy Bratt (TN)

 

 

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COMMITTEE INFORMATION

1. NATA Committee

a) Composition. This district-based committee is comprised of certified members. Eligible candidates have been NATA members at least one year and are 32 years of age or younger by July 1 of the year in which he/she takes office.

b) Purpose. To address issues of athletic trainers who are in the first 12 years after initial certification/licensure.

c) Duties

i) Develop strategies to increase recruitment, retention, volunteer involvement and convention attendance among young athletic training professionals.

ii) Provide programs, activities and educational opportunities to address the needs of young professionals.

iii) Promote professional socialization of young professionals.

2. SEATA Sub-Committee (Tier 2)

a) Composition (8 members). This State based sub-committee shall be composed of one committee member from each state in SEATA and a duly appointed Chair to represent District IX at NATA.

b) Chair: The sub-committee chair shall be appointed by the SEATA President, in consultation with the District Director, State President(s), and/or committee members; and approved by the Executive Board. The Chair shall also serve as the District IX representative on the corresponding NATA committee.

i) The term of this sub-committee Chair shall be in compliance and accordance to the NATA Committee’s Policy and Procedures (See NATA P&P Manual).

ii) At the conclusion of his/her tenure as District IX Representative on the NATA Committee, the member may petition his/her respective State President to be a replacement of the current State member on this sub-committee; as each State is only permitted one committee member.

c) Purpose. Provide input and direction for young professional Athletic Trainers regarding involvement and advancement of our profession.

d) Duties.

i) To promote involvement of young professionals in the NATA, SEATA, and in the community.

ii) To create networking opportunities for young professionals in athletic training.

iii) To identify areas of concern among young professionals of the NATA and SEATA.

e) Polices: Members of this organization support group shall adhere to and follow the general SEATA Committee Policies as stated in Section II.C of this P&P Manual.