NEWS & MORE
NWATA Representative Opening Application Deadline is May 1st
There is an opening for NWATA representative for the Professional Development Committee.
If you are interested, please send your letter of interest and resume to Cari Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Your Own Risk
NATA has developed a public awareness campaign, At Your Own Risk, aimed specifically at educating parents, student athletes, school administrators, legislators and employers on the athletic trainers' role as an expert in prevention and safety. Learn more about how you can support this initiative at your local, state and district levels.
District 10 NATA Award Winners
On behalf of the NWATA, we would like to extend huge congratulations to our NATA award winners for this year.
2017 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer
Valerie Moody PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
2017 Athletic Trainer Service Award
Pamela Arriola, MPE, LAT, ATC
Dani M. Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC
Larry Howe, MS, ATC, LAT
These amazing Athletic Trainers will be honored in Houston!! See you in June at the Awards Ceremony.
US House Passes Legislation to Protect Athletes and the Medical Professionals Who Provide Their Care
Message from Cari
Hello to the NWATA family!
I have the results of your D10 Officer elections:
Congratulations to Tony Fitzpatrick- he was elected by our membership to be the District 10 Director/President! Tony is excited to begin the "elect" process and will begin shadowing now until June 2017, when he will take over during "new business" of D10 Membership meeting at NATA symposium in Houston.
It was one of the closest elections we've had- and we are happy with the number of members who voted. Thank you for those who took a moment to vote!
We also want to thank Kasee Hildenbrand for her service and dedication to this organization and profession! She continues to be a driving force and contributes in so many ways!
Congratulations as well to Craig Bennett for being elected as our new Treasurer. He will take over for Jenn Stueckle in June. Jenn has been an amazing Treasurer and she (and her poetry) will be missed! :)
We are excited for the future! Please continue to reach out to your Board of Directors if you have questions, comments, concerns, etc. We appreciate and rely on the input from our members!
Again- congrats to Tony and Craig!
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Videos With the aid of Rusty Baker and Greg Mitchell, we were able to interview 10 NWATA Hall of Fame members at the District meeting in March. Those interviewed were Dale Blair, Gary Craner, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ken Kladnik, Zeke Schuldt, Gary Smith, Mark Smaha, Russ Richardson, Jim Richards and Jim Whitesel. Each Hall of Fame member responded to four questions; how they got involved in athletic training, career highlights, contributions to the Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association and their insights that they would like to share with the next generation of athletic trainers. All of the interviews are available on the following you tube link. I highly recommend that you take the time to view this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsfrw4xUNSs&feature=youtu.be
NPI Number - Get One Today!
NATA strongly encourages all Athletic Trainers to register for their National Provider Identifier number (NPI)
“An NPI number is a professional requirement that adds credibility to the individual and the profession," said Amy Callender, NATA Government Affairs Director. "NATA encourages all members to obtain their NPI number, which will stay with them for the rest of their career, no matter their job setting or employer."
Please apply for a Type 1 NPI number today
Thank You to Our NWATA Sponsors
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