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PAATS LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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President

Kevin Brown, MEd, ATC

Director of Sports Medicine @ Kentucky
Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT);
Athletic Trainer @ Louisville Ballet

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Vice-President

David Wilkenfeld, EdD, LAT, ATC

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training, MSAT Program Director

Moravian University

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Secretary

Kelley Wiese, MS, LAT, ATC

Ph.D. Student, College of Education and Human Development, School of Kinesiology

George Mason University

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Treasurer

Meg Schneider, MS, LAT, ATC

Co-Head AT @ Chicago Bulls Entertainment Team;
Assistant AT @ Radio City Rockettes

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External Organization Liaison

Amanda Donahue, MS, ATC

Athletic Trainer @ Palladino School of Dance & School of the Arts at Dean College

COMMITTEES & COMMITTEE MEMBERS
 

Development & Social Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:
Eilish Anderson, MS, LAT, ATC

Carina Nasrallah, MS, ATC, CISSN

 

Colleen Fussell, MSAT, ATC, LAT, OPE-C

Madison Kump

 

Membership & Bylaws

Jacquelynn “Hope” Davis-Coen, MS, ATC

Emily Hornyak, DAT, LAT, ATC

Kristin Miller, ATC

Marie Pettitt

 

 

Education

Joshua Honrado DAT, ATC, CSCS, RYT

Karen Kubicina PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Kimberly P. Veirs, MPT, PhD, ATC

Gail Marion Ayotte MSEd, ATC, CKTP

Nancy A. Uriegas LAT, SCAT, ATC

Carolyn Crampton, MS, ATC

 

Social Media & Website

Krystle Celis, MS, ATC

Marissa Ramos, MS, LAT, ATC

Laura Santos, LAT, ATC

About Our Board

 

 

 

President

KEVIN BROWN, MEd, ATC

 

Kevin Brown is currently the Director of Sports Medicine for Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT) and the AT for the Louisville Ballet. In addition to his work with the Louisville Ballet, he also works with the Louisville Ballet School, Vision Dance Center, Bellarmine University Dance Team, Actors Theater of Louisville, and provides coverage on Louisville tour stops for Broadway Across America. Kevin is a native of Port Huron, MI.

 

Kevin completed his BS in Sports Medicine-Athletic Training at Eastern Michigan University in 2003, and his MS in Applied Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota in 2006. Kevin has previously worked as AT staff at the University of Louisville, the University of Minnesota, and Coastal Carolina University.

 

Kevin serves on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association COPA Performing Arts Workgroup and the Select Medical Dance Medicine Advisory Board. He is the 2017 winner of the Kentucky Athletic Trainers’ Society Award of Merit.

 

 

 

Vice President

DAVID WILKENDFELD, EdD, LAT, ATC

Dr. Wilkenfeld serves as the Program Director for the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program at Moravian University.  Prior to becoming an educator, he spent 7 years as an athletic trainer for performing artists in Winston-Salem, NC.  Dr. Wilkenfeld’s research interests center around hearing health and injury prevention among sports medicine professionals and performing artists. 

 

Dr. Wilkenfeld has numerous professional presentations in athletic training and performing arts medicine at state, district, national, and international conferences, and in collaboration with Moravian University’s Computer Science program developed a 3D model of the inner ear as a teaching tool for students and patients.  David’s academic interests include performing arts medicine, human anatomy, and evaluation and management of the shoulder, foot and ankle.

 

 

Treasurer

MEG SCHNEIDER, MS, LAT, ATC

 

Meg Schneider has years of experience in a variety of professional and amateur settings. She completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Northern Michigan University and her Masters in Exercise Physiology from Syracuse University. Meg also interned for a semester with the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC) in Marquette, MI.

 

Meg joined the Chicago Bulls Entertainment team as their co-head AT in 2013. Meg has also been an assistant AT with the Radio City Rockettes since 2004. While the performing arts are her focus and passion, Meg also has experience across a range of fields including high school and college athletics.

 

In addition to her hands-on experience with athletes and performing artists, Meg has consistently donated her time to medical conferences and NATA committees. Meg was previously the performing arts representative on the NATA’s Council on Practice Advancement Committee (COPA) and has most recently has served on the medical board for iAct assisting the Darfur refugee soccer teams.

 

 

 

 

Secretary

KELLEY WIESE, MS, LAT, ATC

​Kelley is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a concentration in Kinesiology at George Mason University. Kelley’s current research, under the advisement of Dr. Ambegaonkar, focuses on Dance and Performing Arts through the Sports Medicine Assessment, Research and Testing (SMART) Laboratory, aligning with her clinical focus and personal background in Dance and Theater. Concurrently, she teaches within the Athletic Training and Kinesiology programs at George Mason University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from James Madison University and her Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from Indiana University where she served as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Indiana University Ballet Theater. 

 

Following completion of her master’s degree, Kelley returned to Harrisonburg, VA and served as an Athletic Trainer for Sentara RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at James Madison University’s University Recreation Center where she was able to continue treating performing artists and the JMU student population.

External Organization Liaison

AMANDA DONAHUE, MS, LAT, ATC

 

Amanda is currently the Athletic Trainer for the Palladino School of Dance and School of the Arts at Dean College in Massachusetts. She has spent most of her life and career in the performing arts. Growing up, Donahue roller-skated competitively and was a ballet dancer.

 

Amanda credits an internship with the Radio City Rockettes to beginning her career in performing arts medicine as an AT.

 

Donahue began as the AT at Dean College in 2013, and has continued to grow the program. She is a regular clinical preceptor, and welcomes interested AT students through Dean’s doors.

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