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Online voting for the next BOC Athletic Trainer Director opens September 8 and closes October 15, 2015, 11:59pm CT. The new AT Director will serve on the BOC Board of Directors.

BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for electing new board members. To vote, you must access your official ballot. Login information will be provided starting September 8 via an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

See below for information about each candidate, presented in alphabetical order. Click here to view the detailed Board of Directors job description.

The BOC uses an outside election company, Intelliscan, Inc., to host the election online. This ensures the complete confidentiality of the voting process and the accurate tallying of votes.

Randy L. Aldret, EdD, LAT, ATC
Randy L. Aldret, EdD, LAT, ATC

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Kimberly Detwiler, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Kimberly Detwiler, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

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Catherine “Cat” Stemmans Paterson, PhD, LAT, ATC
Catherine “Cat” Stemmans Paterson, PhD, LAT, ATC

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Randy L. Aldret, EdD, LAT, ATC

Current Position:

  • 2012-Present: Assistant Professor and Director, Athletic Training Program, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Career History:

  • 2011-2012: Intern Athletic Trainer and Adjunct Faculty, Radford University, Radford, VA
  • 2008-2011: Adjunct Faculty and Preceptor, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • 2004-2011: Head Athletic Trainer, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa, OK
  • 2004: Assistant Athletic Trainer, Tulsa Talons (AFL2), Tulsa, OK

Education:

  • 2014: EdD, School Administration with concentration in Higher Education Administration, Oklahoma State University
  • 2003: MS, Health Promotion and Wellness, University of Oklahoma
  • 1997: BS, Kinesiology with K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification, Louisiana State University

BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:

  • 2014-Present: Chair, Faculty Merit Evaluation Committee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 2013-2015: Chair, Higher Education section, Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • 2013-2014: Chair, School of Kinesiology, Faculty Search Committee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 2012-Present: Faculty Advisor, College and High School section, Louisiana Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • 2012-Present: Faculty Advisor, Sports Medicine Association, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • 2008-2011: Assistant Coordinator, Educational Program for the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • 2006-2008: Secretary, Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • 2003-2007: Test Examiner and Model, Board of Certification Exam

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?

My primary desire for joining the Board of Directors is to find my outlet for giving back to my profession. While I have a long line of professional service to my university, department and with two different state associations, I crave the opportunity to make a difference on a much larger scale. By serving on the Board of Certification, I can influence policy that affects all of our members, but still be a conduit of information and reassurance to our membership at the local level. Additionally, modeling professional behavior is important for my students to see me perform. If I do not engage in this behavior, how can I demand it of them?


Throughout my career, I have been on the faculty of large and small schools, and schools that have excelled on the BOC exam and those that struggle. I have been an athletic trainer for high schools, colleges and professional teams. These varied experiences have shown what athletic trainers need to be successful in each setting. All of this information will be of great value to the BOC. Personally, I would like better understanding of the working mechanism of our credentialing agency. Most people speak about “the test” when they refer to the BOC, but few understand the state and national regulatory functions of the BOC. This is the side that intrigues me the most, and I can learn more about this function from being involved in the process. By learning more and involving myself in the process, I can educate and advocate for those like me in the profession.


My final reason for applying is to influence future policy. I want to have an active role in what happens next instead of waiting for what others say. Too many of my colleagues are passive in their engagement with the profession, and have issues with policy changes once they occur. The cure for those issues is to become part of the solution. There is nothing more important in this profession than the credential; it is who we are. If we do not protect it and assure the quality of the people that hold the credential, then we lose who we are as an athletic trainer. I want to protect and maintain our credential so our profession can continue to flourish going forward.


Kimberly Detwiler, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Current Position:

  • 2011-Present: Assistant Athletic Trainer, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Career History:

  • 2007-2011: Assistant Professor, Athletic Trainer, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
  • 2005-2007: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Education:

  • 2007: MS, Athletic Training, University of Oregon
  • 2005: BS, Kinesiology – Emphasis in Athletic Training, San Diego State University
  • 2002: AS, Sports Medicine, Modesto Junior College

BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:

  • 2014-Present: Mentor to the NATA’s Student Leadership Committee
  • 2012-2015: Member of NATA’s Hall of Fame Committee
  • 2007-2012: Inaugural Chair of NATA’s Young Professionals’ Committee
  • 2009-2011: Member of NATA’s “Vision Quest” project team
  • 2008-2011: Member of NATA’s Strategic Implementation Team

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?

I am excited about the opportunity to run for the AT Director position for the Board of Certification because this position will give me an opportunity to get involved in and give back to the organization that has given so much to me. One of my strongest professional ambitions is to be involved in the elevation and advancement of the athletic training profession. During my ten short years as a certified athletic trainer, I have been fortunate to have several opportunities to serve as a leader in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. My most notable service experience to date was the opportunity to serve as the inaugural chair of the NATA’s Young Professionals’ Committee for four years from 2008-2012. It was this experience that cultivated my passion for leadership and taught me the joy of giving back to my profession. Additionally, I served the NATA as a member of the Hall of Fame committee (2012-2015) and currently serve as a mentor on the Student Leadership Committee. Because of my experience working in the young professionals’ group, I was also able to be involved in significant NATA projects such as Vision Quest and Involve & Evolve. All of these opportunities have helped me hone and develop my leadership style and skills, taught me the value of working with others toward a common goal, and improved my ability to have difficult conversations and resolve conflicts successfully. These experiences have prepared me well for this next step in serving the BOC.


Athletic Trainers are uniquely skilled, innovative, talented medical practitioners who fill a niche in healthcare that no one else can quite fill the way we do. It is my goal to be a part of the ongoing journey to elevate the athletic training profession to its rightful place as a respected and valued health care profession. The BOC is a huge part of this. I am excited about getting involved in projects like the BOC’s Facilities Principles document, finding dynamic ways to offer evidence-based practice CEUs, evaluation and modification of the certification examination, working with CAATE on transitioning to a Master’s degree, and helping with the new BOC pilot study to name a few.


If elected, you can expect that I will be an engaged contributor with lots of energy. I will ask questions, look at every side of an issue, and work as a team with the other AT Directors of the Board of Certification. I will be available to you, the certified athletic trainer, with questions or concerns you may have and I will take those to the Board for consideration. I will represent the young professional demographic and be sure to communicate closely with the leaders of this group to be sure their perspective and concerns are considered. I will do my best to ensure that the BOC maintains its standard of continually developing outstanding continuing education opportunities; including further developing and refining the process of offering evidence-based practice CEUs as necessary. I will actively participate in upholding the practice standards and code of professional responsibility for athletic trainers, keeping athletic trainers accountable for upholding the stellar standard of health care that the public expects of us and we should expect from ourselves.


I hope to be able to serve the BOC and represent you. Thank you for your consideration.


Catherine “Cat” Stemmans Paterson, PhD, LAT, ATC

Current Position:

  • 1998-Present: Professor, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

Career History:

  • 2009-Present: Faculty Fellow, Indiana State University’s Center for Community Engagement, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 2010-Present: Editor, Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1999-2009: Undergraduate Program Director, Indiana State University’s Athletic Training Department, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1999-2005: Instructor, Fuji Athletic and Business College, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995-1996: Athletic Trainer, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia

Education:

  • 1998: Ph.D., Human Performance; Specialty: Administration and Teaching, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • 1995: M.Ed., Health and Physical Education; Specialty: Exercise Science, The University of Louisiana – Monroe
  • 1994: B.S., Health and Physical Education, Specialty: General Science-Biology, The University of Louisiana – Lafayette

BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:

  • 1997-2006: BOC Model, Examiner and Room Captain
  • 2000-2003: BOC Home Study Course Reviewer
  • 1999-Present: Reviewer, Journal of Athletic Training
  • 1997-2008: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Site Visitor
  • 2010-2011: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association Education Coordinator
  • 2005-2010: Editorial Board Member, Athletic Trainer’s Education Journal
  • 2001-2007: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educational Multimedia Committee
  • 2000-2000: National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Free Communications Selection Committee

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?

The experiences I have gained from my 20+ year career in athletic training have prepared me to serve the profession as a board member of the Board of Certification (BOC). I want to use those experiences, reflect on our collective history, and develop future opportunities for athletic trainers that will serve both the public and our patients and clients.


I regularly teach Biomedical Ethics to future athletic trainers and other health care professionals. This course crosses both theoretical and practical aspects of health care, as we analyze the choices and best practices in often challenging circumstances. A theme of this course that resonates with the mission and vision of the BOC is patient and public protection.


The BOC has purposed to create standards of professional competence and credentialing that aim to protect the public and lead to excellent patient care1. I developed and initially taught the original athletic trainer preceptor course used in post-professional programs. One of the unique characteristics of this course is the ‘pay-it-forward’ model that perpetuates a reciprocal educational relationship between students and good preceptors. As a former program director, current faculty member and volunteer athletic trainer I have worked diligently to create experiences where students and colleagues can learn and grow. I will draw from these and other experiences in my role as a BOC board member.


It appears to me that the BOC is well-positioned, along with other groups that create the Athletic Training Strategic Alliance. I have professionally volunteered my time with each of these groups, the BOC, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and its Foundation. My experiences as a BOC examiner, CAATE Site Visitor, and member of several NATA and Foundation committees and work groups will help to guide my efforts as a BOC Board Member. I have a strong understanding of professional governance structures, like the state regulatory commissions, BOC, and their national and international partners. I will use that understanding as the BOC considers the future.


In addition to aforementioned professional service commitments, my formation in athletic training has been primarily influenced by a variety of mentors, colleagues and students at the universities that I have both attended and worked. I began my 17th year of service to Indiana State University this fall. ISU is a special place with a very strong tradition of athletic training education and research. I am proud to have learned and grown here.


I believe that shrinking from considering new opportunities is harmful to our profession’s future. My experience has taught me that with respect to our professions history we must seek solutions that galvanize future opportunities. This work requires balance, integrity and prudence. It is a worthy endeavor.


1Board of Certification, Inc. Vision and Mission