PAATS LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Kevin Brown, MEd, ATC

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

Vice-President

Whitney Russell, MS, LAT, ATC, ACSM-EP

Ph.D. Student, Rehabilitation Science

University of Utah, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

Secretary

Kelley Wiese, MS, LAT, ATC

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

George Mason University

Treasurer

Meg Schneider, MS, LAT, ATC

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

COPARep

Amanda Donahue, MS, ATC

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

Past-President

Steve McCauley, MHS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

President & Owner of Athletic Healthcare, Inc. 

COMMITTEES

Coming Soon!

About Our Board
 

Past President

STEVE MCCAULEY, MHS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

 

Experience

Mr. McCauley has nearly 30 years of experience in the health and medical field. He began his career in 1989 at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center’s Therapy Services Center as Head Athletic Trainer. He later was promoted to the position of Clinical Manager where he had numerous responsibilities including the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the various Hospital clinics as well as implementing medical programs for several high schools and Strip production shows. In 2003, Mr. McCauley began working for Cirque du Soleil’s “Mystere” as the Athletic Trainer. At that time he created and is the president of Athletic Healthcare Incorporated a company dedicated to providing Athletic training services to non and under insured performing artists in Las Vegas. He joined Wynn Las Vegas in December 2004 until August 2020 as the Head of Health Services at Wynn Las Vegas. In this capacity, he was responsible for all operations related to the Health Service Department including providing assessment, treatment, prevention, and management of all work and performance-related injuries and illnesses incurred by the Wynn Show performers. He was responsible for the Health Services staff and for design, implementation of all policies and procedures related to provision of health care for the Wynn Show performer. He is currently a part time instructor at UNLV’s Athletic Training program.

 

 

Mr. McCauley is a former President of the Nevada Athletic Trainers Association and the first chairman of the Nevada State Board of Athletic Trainers. He was a co-author for the licensure legislation as well as legislation mandating Athletic Trainers involvement in concussion management for all athletes in Nevada. He is the current legislative chairperson for Nevada Athletic Trainers Association. Mr. McCauley worked and helped pass dry needling legislation for Athletic trainers in Nevada.    

 

Education

Mr. McCauley is a graduate from California State University – Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education. He received his Master of Health Science degree from St. Francis University. In addition to this, he has national certifications in Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning and Pilates instruction. He also holds a license in Athletic Training in the state of Nevada.  

 

 

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

WHITNEY RUSSELL,MS, LAT,  ATC, ACSM-EP

Whitney Russell is currently a Certified Athletic Trainer for the dance and cheer teams at the University of Utah. In addition to clinical coverage, she is pursuing a PhD in Rehabilitation Science with research interests in microinstability and femoroacetabular impingement in dancers, as well as teaching in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. 

 

Whitney is a native of North Carolina where she completed her BA in Dance and her BS in Exercise Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013. Dancing most of her life, she continued her passions teaching Pilates and Barre at the university while working as the first strength and conditioning intern at Charlotte Ballet (formerly North Carolina Dance Theatre). With ambitions to improve healthcare for dancers, she pursued her MS in Athletic Training at Weber State University. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

 

 

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 Wiese is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a concentration in Kinesiology at George Mason University while assisting in the Sports Medicine Assessment, Research and Testing (SMART) Laboratory along with teaching within the Athletic Training and Kinesiology programs. 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. Coming from a Performing Arts background in dance and musical theater, she is very passionate about Performing Arts Medicine so she was thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Indiana University Ballet Theater program while completing her master’s degree.

 

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.

 

Kelley also currently serves on the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Student Affairs and COPA committees, is involved in the VATA Leadership Academy and is Co-Chair for the JMU Athletic Training Alumni Association.

COPA Representative

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.