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New BOC Board Member Named for Upcoming Term

The BOC is pleased to announce the election of a new Athletic Trainer Director to the Board of Directors.

Kimberly Detwiler, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, will take office January 2017, following a year of mentorship and learning as an AT Director-elect. Detwiler, who serves as Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Texas at Austin, said she is honored to have been elected to the board and is excited to be part of the BOC.

"I’m really looking forward to bringing my passion of being able to contribute to the future of the athletic training profession, so I’m ready to roll my sleeves up and work," Detwiler said.

Detwiler plans to bring energy, dedication, hard work and a vision for new ways to meet the board’s challenges.

"The BOC is excited to have Kim join the Board. I know she will not be shy in sharing her perspectives on the many issues facing the BOC," said BOC Executive Director Denise Fandel.

As an Athletic Trainer, Detwiler said her work has taught her how to identify challenges and obstacles – and then figure out the best way to address them.

"As Athletic Trainers, we’re just so uniquely skilled, with evaluation skills and prevention and so on, that if someone comes to us with a problem, we’re not only able to figure out what’s wrong but how to fix it."

Prior to her current position at the University of Texas at Austin, Detwiler served as Assistant Professor, Athletic Trainer, at University of Laverne in Laverne, California, and as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Oregon in Eugene. She received an associate of science degree in Sports Medicine from Modesto Junior College, a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology – Emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in Athletic Training from University of Oregon.

Detwiler’s leadership experience includes her work as a mentor, member and chair of various NATA committees since 2008.

The AT Director-elect received the majority vote of the BOC Certified Athletic Trainers who participated in an online election. The election ran from September to October, after 3 candidates were selected by the BOC Nominating Committee. Board terms are 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.