2022 EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION
The runoff voting will begin on October 5th and follow established election timeline HERE.
If you are a certified member of District 9 and have not received an emailed ballot,
please check your spam/junk/promotions mail first, then contact:
Jared Sandler M.Ed., LAT, ATC
SEATA Elections Chair
President, Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association
CANDIDATES FOR VICE PRESIDENT
Peggy Bratt, ATC, LAT, NREMT
I am the Sports Medicine Coordinator for Blount Memorial Total Rehab in Maryville, Tennessee, and the Head Athletic Trainer at Alcoa High School. I am a graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelors degree in Biology. I served as either head athletic trainer or assistant head athletic trainer for the TN all star football team from 2000-2005 and have been a staff athletic trainer for the United States Field Hockey Association from 2001-2003 at the USFHA Field Hockey Festival and the AAU Junior Olympics in 2002 where I coordinated basketball coverage.
I have served on the secondary schools committee, was the chair of the public relations committee, and was the Women in Athletic Training Committee representative from Tennessee. I have been a member of the TSSAA Wrestling Weight Management Executive Committee since 2003. I have served on the NATA State Association Advisory Committee since 2015. In 2007, I received the Sandy Sandlin High School Athletic Trainer of the Year award.
I have served as Secretary and Vice-President of TATS and am currently the President. During my tenure as a TATS officer, I have been involved in the SEATA Executive Board meetings as a substitute member. That has afforded me a great familiarity of the functions and processes of SEATA
I hope to have the opportunity to serve SEATA as Vice-President and hope to continue to move our profession forward by increasing involvement, leading new initiatives, building on past successes, and being an advocate for our profession.
In what little spare time I have, I enjoy travel, SCUBA diving, and raising three children.
Scott Bradley Swope, LAT, ATC
Brad is humbled by his nomination to serve SEATA as the Vice-President. He sees great responsibility to the members and to work with the Executive Board to take the Association to the next level. Areas that Brad wants to focus on are member numbers, the annual meeting, and the ATs Care Program. Membership within the organization is an important aspect and needs to improve. Many athletic trainers practicing within the district are not members. The question needing answered is why. Why are you not a member of your own professional organization and what needs to be rectified for you to join our ranks? He wants to maintain and improve the annual meeting with the assistance of the membership. The meeting is designed to meet the member’s needs and he wants to incorporate them each step of the way. ATs Care is an area that Brad sees as a critical need for the members. The growth of this unique program is much needed in the world of athletic trainers. Athletic trainers spend their careers serving others and this program is designed to serve and care for the athletic trainer who has encountered a critical incident.
Brad came to TN in January of 1993. He soon stepped into TATS leadership serving as the co-chairman of the Corporate Giving Committee. He performed those duties for several years and then took over as the chairman. During those years, he changed the name of the committee to Corporate Relations Committee, and TATS had the largest number of vendors present during some of those years. Brad is currently serving TATS as the ATs Care Committee Chairman which is in its early stages with certain growth on the horizon. Brad has attended many TATS Capitol Hill Days, TATS Nashville Sports Fest Events, TATS Nashville Public Radio Events, along with other functions.
During the early months of 2020, Brad was recruited by Florida A&M University to serve as their Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. He began his tenure there in April, but unfortunately it was short lived as Covid 19 set many things into a downward spiral. During his eight months in Florida, Brad was already discussing possibilities to serve ATAF with President Erik Nason. Brad left Florida in November returning to Tennessee and Tennessee State University.
Brad has served SEATA as a Committee on Practice Advancement member and with ATs Care. He has attended many SEATA meetings over the past 25 plus years. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association has had Brad serve on the Committee on Practice Advancement and work with some of the ATs Care initiatives. Brad served on the NATA COPA committee as a representative of athletic trainers working in the field of Public Safety. He was part of the early years of the Public Safety Athletic Trainers’ Society and was fortunate to serve them as a treasurer and Vice-President. Brad has been privileged to give many lectures over the years including TATS, SEATA, and NATA.
Brad has been honored by TATS with the Joe Worden Clinic/Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in 1997 and inducted into the TATS Hall of Fame in 2019. He received the NATA 25 Year Award in 2005 and NATA’s Service Award in 2016. During 2008, Brad was presented the Colonel’s Award by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.