About the NWATA

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment,
functional limitations, and disabilities.

NWATA.org was created by the Athletic Trainers in District 10 of the NATA to help disseminate information that is critical to the issues that affect the our membership and to help educate the public about a vital group of health professionals that is working in many different venues working with the active people of all ages.

Important Dates




March 22 – March 25, 2018
Portland, OR
(Red Lion Jantzen Beach)

March 28 – March 31, 2019
Spokane, WA (Red Lion)


June 26-29, 2017
Houston, TX

June 26-29, 2018
New Orleans, LA

June 24-29, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Keep In Touch

Keep communications up to date! Please remember if your contact information has changed to update it at www.nata.org, including your email address! We want to be able to keep you informed of NWATA news via eblast.

NWATA Newsletters

Read the current NWATA Student Newsletter, The Skim


NWATA District Contacts

Executive Officers

Cari Wood ATC
Athletic Trainer
Desert Orthopedics/Redmond High School
4441 Northwest Way
Redmond, OR 97756
(541) 504-3588


Jenn Stueckle MS, ATC/L
University of Washington 
Graves Building
PO Box 354070
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 221-6279 / (206)-715-9281 cell


Benjamin Henry
Work-Fit, LLC: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
11714 58th Ave NE
Marysville, WA 98271
(309) 830-1644


Past Director/ President
Russ Richardson Ed D, ATC/L
Athletic Trainer/Associate Professor
The University of Montana Western, BARC 220
710 S. Atlantic
Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-7391/ (406) 683-7329 (ATR) / (509) 993-7650 (C)



State Presidents



Christopher Dean ATC 
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK  99701
(907) 451-6561




Nikki Clark MPE, ATC, LAT
3401 Hansen Ave.
Boise, ID 83703






Valerie Moody PhD, ATC, LAT, WEMT-B, CSCS
Program Director Athletic Training
Associate Professor Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr.
McGill Hall 238C
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2703  




Sam Johnson, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
218 Langton Hall
(541) 737-6801


Craig Bennett, MA, ATC
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner #1044
Tacoma, WA  98416
(253) 879-3441



National Committees


NATA Foundation          

Scott Richter
University of Montana  

Visit the District 10 Foundation website


College & University (CUATC)    

Brian Norton
Eastern Wash University             


Student Leadership Committee

Nicholas Cromidas
Washington State University      


Young Professionals      

Andrew Hamstra
Washington State University      


Ethnic Diversity

Dani Moffit
Idaho State University   


Governmental Affairs   

Lynne Young   


Secondary Schools         

Shelly Jones
Aloha High School - Oregon       


Political Action Committee (NATAPAC)  

Dana Gunter                   


Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA)

Luke Bahnmaier
St. Luke's Sports Medicine          


Ethics Committee          

Charles Liggett                


Professional Education (PEC)     

Andy Gepford
Washington State University      


Professional Development (PDC)             

Ben Henry
Work-Fit, LLC    


ATs Care            

Lisa Kenney
Puget Sound University


Post Professional Educ (PPEC)   



Public Relations

Josh Holliday                   


NATA Hall of Fame         

Rick Griffin 
Seattle Mariners            



Tony Fitzpatrick
Timberline HS   



Britnie Jones                   




District 10 Committees

Student Mentor

Katy Pietz
Washington State University      


Hall of Fame / Awards  

Greg Mitchell         



Dale Blair
Wenatchee High School


Ethics / Nominating       

Erin Cramer                     


Quiz Bowl Director        

Stacy Molt                       


History / Archives

Ken Kladnik                     

Rusty Baker       

University of Idaho        


Student President          

Meggie Stafne
Washington State University      


Research Committee     

Cynthia Wright
Whitworth University