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Vote for 2 New BOC Board Representatives

Online voting for the next BOC Athletic Trainer Director opens September 6 and closes October 13, 2016, 11:59pm ET. 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 6 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.

Candidates were selected by the BOC Nominating Committee from a pool of applicants. The committee selected the following 5 candidates based on the qualifications found in the job description, with particular emphasis given to ATs:

  • who are clinicians, in any setting
  • of all races and ethnicities
  • who demonstrate advocacy for the profession of athletic training while understanding the current and future trends and changes in the greater healthcare industry that may impact it
  • with an entrepreneurial spirit who have an informed understanding of the profession across healthcare settings, whether traditional or emerging

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.


Michael Carroll,
M Ed, LAT, ATC
Résumé | Video

Neil Curtis,
EdD, LAT, ATC
Résumé | Video

Lindsey E. Eberman,
PhD, LAT, ATC
Résumé | Video

Pamela R. Gibbons,
MA, ATC
Résumé | Video

Anna M. Sedory,
MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Résumé | Video

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll, M Ed, LAT, ATC
Current Position:
  • 2003-Present: Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Athletic Director, Stephenville ISD, Stephenville, Texas
Career History:
  • 2002 – 2003: Assistant Athletic Trainer, Georgetown ISD, Georgetown, TX
  • 1993- 2002: Head Athletic Trainer, Sweeny ISD, Sweeny, TX
  • 1993 – 1996: Athletic Trainer, Sports Laboratory Systems, Sugar Land, TX
  • 1992 - 1993 : Head Athletic Trainer, Kempner HS; Ft Bend ISD, Sugar Land, TX
  • 1991 – 1992: Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA
  • 1991: Head Athletic Trainer, Waller ISD, Waller, TX
Education:
  • 1992: M Ed, Athletic Training, University of Virginia
  • 1990: BS, Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:

Board of Certification
  • BOC examiner and model (1993-2007)
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Hall of Fame sub committee to Honors and Awards Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Inter-association task force to address the IOM concussion recommendations (2014)
  • Secondary School Value Model Work Group (2012 – 2014)
  • Preventing Sudden Death in High School Athletes Task Force (2012 – 2013)
  • Liaison to Hooton Foundation (2009 – 2012)
  • Pre – Season Practice Guidelines Task Force (2008 – 2009)
  • Council on Employment (2005 – 2008)
  • Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee (1999 – 2007)
  • Educational Degree Task Force (2003 – 2005)
  • Specialty Certification Committee (1999 – 2005)
Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Executive Board Liaison to Helms Briscoe for annual meeting (2012 – 2014, 2015 - Present)
  • Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award scorer (2013 – Present)
  • President (2009 – 2010)
  • Executive Board (2007 – 2011)
  • Goals Task Force (2006, chair 2007)
  • Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee (1998, chair 1999 – 2007)
  • Registration Committee (1999 – 2004)
Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Board of Directors (2006 – 2009)
  • Academic All State administration (2007 – 2011)
  • Liaison to Texas High School Coaches Association (2007 – 2011)
  • Liaison to Texas Girls Coaches Association (2007 – 2011)
  • Liaison to University Interscholastic League (2011 – Present)
  • TEA Task Force (2006 – 2008)
Greater Houston Athletic Trainers’ Society
  • Advisory Council Southwest Region Representative (1993 – 1999)
  • Golf Tournament Sponsorship Committee (1990)
Korey Stringer Institute
  • Medical Science Advisory Board (2011 – Present)

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?
I am very excited to be included on the ballot for the AT director position and if elected I look forward to serving all certified athletic trainers on the BOC Board of Directors. I have always felt the need and have had the desire to participate in athletic training leadership positions. From very early on in my career I have always wanted to serve the profession of athletic training in some form or fashion. I have always felt that I should do what I can to improve the profession for not only the previous and current athletic trainers but also for the future ones as well. Because of this I have chosen to run for the position of AT director of the BOC.

This is my 27th year in the profession and my career in association leadership extends over 20 years. While I was in my mid 20s I served on the Advisory Board of the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers’ Society. Since that time I have served in either elected or appointed positions on numerous state, district and NATA committees. I was also elected to the TSATA Board of directors as well as SWATA president. I currently serve as the liaison from the TSATA to the University Interscholastic League Medical Advisory Committee. Involvement at the national level is something that I have a great deal of experience as well. I have served on multiple NATA Committees and task forces. These committees and task forces include the Secondary School Committee, the Council on Employment, the Pre Season Practice Guidelines Task Force, the Specialty Certification Committee, the Degree Task Force in 2003 as well as several others. One organization that I am currently involved with that I am especially proud of is my work with the Korey Stringer Institute Medical Science Advisory Board. I feel that the work that KSI does directly impacts the health and safety of tens of thousands of athletes across the country.

Because I have an extensive association leadership background and also because I have for the most part worked in the secondary school setting throughout the course of my career I feel that I am uniquely qualified to serve as AT Director for the BOC. With the large number of certified athletic trainers working in the secondary school setting it is imperative that the BOC board have a person on it that not only understands the setting, but also has been in association leadership previously and can be an outstanding representative for them. While I have been in the secondary school setting for a majority of my career I will be able to represent all athletic trainers regardless of setting because of my desire and ability to see issues from all sides. I promise to always think through the best possible outcome for all athletic trainers and will work tirelessly to ensure positive outcomes.

If elected I promise that I will be available to all athletic trainers to listen to their concerns and address any issues that they may have. In my previous leadership positions, I have always prided myself on my ability to communicate with my fellow athletic trainers. In this role I will strive to continue that and make myself available to answer any questions that may arise. Right now with changing continuing education requirements and the evolving landscape of athletic training education it is crucial to have someone with my background and also work ethic and desire on the board.

I will do my best to ensure that all athletic trainers are well represented by the BOC board of directors. It is imperative that the general public is assured that the profession of athletic training and the people in the profession are of the highest quality and their education and continuing education requirements ensure the quality of their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Finally, I would like to thank every certified athletic trainer for reading my statement and bio and I encourage each eligible voter to cast their vote in this important BOC election.

Neil Curtis

Neil Curtis, EdD, LAT, ATC
Current Position:
1993-Present: Faculty/Athletic Trainer/Program Director, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Career History:
1991-1993: Faculty/Athletic Trainer, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
1989-1991: Athletic Trainer, Bergen Catholic HS/Valley Hospital, Oradell, NJ/ Ridgewood, NJ
1984-1988: Athletic Trainer, Columbia University, New York, NY
1983-1984: Graduate Assistant, Salpointe Catholic High School, Tucson, AZ

Education:
1993: EdD, Curriculum and teaching/physical education, Columbia University Teachers College
1984: MS, Athletic Training/ NATA approved graduate program, University of Arizona
1983: BS, Physical Education/Human Movement, Boston University

BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:
1985-1993: BOC test site examiner
1996-1996: BOC Continuing Education Task Force
1997-present: PATS Research Grant Committee, Chair
1997-present: EATA Scholarship Committee, Chair
1999-2004: NATA Education Council Entry-Level Education Committee, Chair
1999-2004: NATA Education Council Executive Committee
1995-present: International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training Editorial Board
1997-2002: West Chester University, Dept of Sports Medicine - Chairperson
2002-Present: WCU Dept of Sports Med. Curriculum Committee - Chair
2013-2016: WCU Curriculum and Policies Committee – member

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

Along with my vast and varied experiences as an athletic trainer, educator, leader, volunteer and preceptor, it is my passion for the athletic training profession that is the reason to vote for me. This passion will allow me to use my experiences to be a valuable addition to the BOC Board of Directors. I pledge to bring this passion to serve the athletic training profession and the BOC to pursue its mission of providing exceptional credentialing programs for health care professionals and to assure protection of the public.

I have made it a priority throughout my career to stay well informed on issues related to the athletic training profession and health care in general. In addition to athletic training issues, I follow national health care issues such as the affordable care act, medical ethics and the recent executive order that will update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). My experience in higher education allowed me to serve on numerous committees at the department, college and university level. I have actively been involved in both athletic training education and athletic training service throughout my career that gives me a unique perspective as both an educator and clinician. I served on the NATA Education Council during the controversial time of the ending of the internship route toward certification. These were controversial issues that required vision and strategic planning in relaying accurate information and assisting the membership in preparing and implementing these changes. I have also served for more than 20 years as a committee chair for both my state (PATS) and regional (EATA) associations. I regularly communicate with board members and upper level administrators in my various roles. These experiences will position me to be an informed, logical, and level-headed participant in board matters.

Throughout my 32 years, the last 22 at West Chester University, I have continuously worked as an athletic trainer. In my current role at WCU, I serve as the program director and teach athletic training students in the classroom and as a preceptor and am responsible for the athletic training services for our soccer teams. I have worked as an athletic trainer in high school, hospital and college settings. For the last year I have volunteered at a local medical clinic that provides care to patients who have no insurance or are under-insured. I will bring this valuable perspective of a practicing athletic trainer into the board room.

I am honored and humbled to be on this ballot with the other impressive candidates. I have the personality and style that will allow me to use my passion, expertise and experiences highlighted above and in the accompanying document and video to serve the BOC as an Athletic Trainer Director. It would truly be an honor to serve and represent you, my fellow athletic trainers.

Lindsey E. Eberman

Lindsey E. Eberman, PhD, LAT, ATC
Current Position:
  • 2015-Present: Associate Professor, Program Director, Doctorate in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Career History:
  • 2012-2016: Assistant and Associate Professor, Program Director, Post-Professional MS in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • 2009-2012: Assistant Professor, Program Director, Professional BS in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • 2008-2009: Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator, Professional BS in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • 2005-2008: Graduate Assistant – Teaching Assistant, Florida International University – Department of Athletic Training, Miami, FL
  • 2005-2008: Graduate Assistant – Athletic Trainer, Florida International University – Athletics Department, Miami, FL
  • 2005-2008: Graduate Assistant – Athletic Trainer, Broward County Public Schools, Broward County, FL
  • 2003-2005: Graduate Assistant – Athletic Trainer, Charles W. Flanagan High School, Pembroke Pines, FL
Education:
  • 2003: BS, Athletic Training, Northeastern University
  • 2005: MS, Exercise and Sport Science, Advanced Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Florida International University
  • 2008: PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Athletic Training Education, Florida International University
BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:
  • 2015-Present: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education – Annual Report Committee
  • 2015-Present: Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education – Site Visitor
  • 2015-Present: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Educational Advancement Committee
  • 2014-Present: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Interprofessional Education and Practice Members Interest Group Moderator
  • 2014-Present: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association – Research Assistance Committee
  • 2014-Present: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association – Non-Certified Free Communications Review Subcommittee Chair
  • 2009-Present: Athletic Training Education Journal & Journal of Athletic Training – Journal Reviewer
  • 2014-2015: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Educational Research and Development Work Group
  • 2013-2014: National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Interprofessional Education Taskforce
  • 2009-2016: International Athletic Therapy and Training Journal – Associate Editor
  • 2009-2014: Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association – Non-Certified Free Communications Review Subcommittee Reviewer

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?
Hello, my name is Lindsey Eberman. I am an athletic trainer, educator and researcher. I currently serve as the program director of the CAATE accredited Doctorate in Athletic Training Program at Indiana State University. As a practicing clinician, I worked in several secondary schools and in the college/university setting. Now, I employee over 20 early career Athletic Trainers and am exposed to 20 more who teach me more and more about clinical practice every day. In my current role, I collaborate with stakeholders including athletics, university, and hospital administrators, as well as parents, patients, and community members. Together, we work to create a patient-centered care model which embraces altruism while advocating for the value of the athletic trainer.

I have spent my professional life focused on preparing students for clinical practice and advancing practicing clinicians in Athletic Training. I believe that the continued competence of athletic trainers is among the primary issues facing our profession. I believe we are evolving and adapting to the needs of our patients through education at the professional level, while failing to address the educational needs and clinical expertise of practicing clinicians. I believe that we expect clinicians to elevate their knowledge without resources and access to knowledge. I believe we need to collaborate with clinicians and researchers to figure out why new knowledge isn’t resonating with practicing clinicians and we need to figure out how to bridge the gap; not just because we are people that love to keep learning, but because we must do better for our patients. I believe these current challenges can be overcome by becoming better informed by internal and external stakeholders and current research resulting in strategically developed policy. Collectively, in collaboration with the Strategic Alliance, we can do better.

I am uniquely qualified for this position because of my previous experiences in administration, the educational preparation of both professional and post-professional students, and through roles in faculty governance which have taught me how to engage in careful planning and informed decision making. As a member of the Board of Directors, I will actively listen to the issues of practicing clinicians, advocate in the Board Room for those voices, and continue to use the problem solving skills I have developed through my career to represent each Athletic Trainer to the best of my ability. If elected, I will embody the values of active listening, transparency and ownership while staying true to the same progressive innovation which has shaped my Athletic Training career.

Thank you for your vote.

Pamela R. Gibbons

Pamela R. Gibbons, MA, ATC
Current Position:
  • 2016-Present: Director of Athletic Training, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Career History:
  • 1998-2015: Head Athletic Trainer, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 1994-Present: Part Time Faculty, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2003-Present: Preceptor/ACI, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 1991-1998: Assistant Athletic Trainer, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 1993-1996: Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 1988-1991: Head Athletic Trainer, Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, CA
Education:
  • 2001: MA, Educational Leadership and Administration, Chapman University
  • 1989: BS, Physical Education/Athletic Training, California State University, Fullerton
  • 1985: AS, Sports Medicine/Athletic Training, Santa Ana College/Rancho Santiago Community College
BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:
  • 2013-Present: Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athletic Trainer Rep
  • 2007-Present: Item Writer – Item Writer Mentor – Item Validator
  • 1995-2007: Test Site Administrator
  • 1996-2006: Exam Development Committee – Written Simulation Sub-committee
  • 1998-2006: Examiner Facilitator

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?
I currently serve as the Director or Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Chapman University, an NCAA Division III institution in Southern California. During my 25 years at Chapman I have seen the profession through the eyes of the part time assistant athletic trainer (AT) picking up odd jobs to pay the bills, the full time assistant AT with coaching and teaching responsibilities and the Head Athletic Trainer responsible for all facets of managing the daily needs of over 550 intercollegiate student-athletes among other administrative responsibilities. Like many of my colleagues I have served as a Preceptor (and formerly ACI) and adjunct faculty in our ever evolving athletic training education program. This is a familiar story for many athletic trainers I want to be their voice on the Board of Certification (BOC) Board of Directors.

I have also been fortunate to serve certified athletic trainers and the BOC for the past 18 years as a BOC Test Site Administrator, Exam Facilitator, Exam Development Committee member and most recently as an Item Writer, Item Writer Mentor and Item Validator. The most enjoyable part of these experiences has been the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at the BOC and participate in the advancement of the profession. I am proud of the work we have done to move the profession forward. I believe that my experience collaborating with athletic trainers on this level will be an asset if I am elected to the Athletic Trainer Director position. As a practicing clinician, administrator, educator and volunteer I have seen the profession evolve over the years from many different perspectives. This experience along with my time serving the BOC has led to my desire to continue to my involvement in a larger capacity as an Athletic Trainer Director for the BOC. Like many ATs I know what it takes to balance my time between clinical practice, teaching responsibilities, student supervision, committee work, and other obligations. I have enjoyed these responsibilities and would like to continue to work for my colleagues and profession of athletic training moving forward. So why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors? I want to be your voice. I want to be the voice of the clinical athletic trainer; a voice that is often under represented on national committees because of the other obligations that require our time and focus. Thank you for your time and consideration, I hope to receive your vote.

Anna M. Sedory

Anna M. Sedory, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Current Position:
  • 2011-Present: Athletic Trainer, Drug Enforcement Administration/Spectrum Health, Quantico, VA
Career History:
  • 2011-Present: Substitute Athletic Trainer, Stafford County Public High Schools, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2013- Present: Adjunct Instructor, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2006-2011: Head Athletic Trainer, American River College, Sacramento, CA
  • 2006-2011: Preceptor/Adjunct Instructor, CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
  • 2004-2006: Assistant AT/Adjunct Instructor/Preceptor, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  • 2005-2006: Athletic Trainer (per diem), Disneyland/St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA
  • 2003-2004: Assistant AT/Adjunct Instructor, Whitter College, Whittier, CA
  • 2001-2003: Graduate Assistant AT, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
Education:
  • 2003: MS, Sports Health Care, AT Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • 2001: BS, Kinesiology, California State University, Fullerton
BOC Involvement and Other Leadership Experience:
  • 2010-Present: Member, Athletic Training Regulatory Conference Advisory Panel (Board of Certification)
  • 2015-Present: Portfolio Pilot Project Volunteer (Board of Certification)
  • 2013-Present: Scholarship Committee Member, Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • 2013-2017: District 3 Representative serving on NATA Governmental Affairs Committee
  • 2014-2016: Region 2 Representative, Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (Duties include co-Chair of GAC and CEP committees)
  • 2013-2015: District 3 Representative serving on NATA Honors and Awards Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Committee
  • 2013-2014: Chair, Workgroup to update District 3 Constitution and Bylaws
  • 2008-2011: Vice President [North], California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • 2006-2011: Region 1 Director, California Athletic Trainers Association
  • 2006-2008: Big 8 Conference Representative, California Community College Athletic Trainers Association
  • 2004-2006: California Committee Member, Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association, Women in Athletic Training Committee

Why should I be elected to the BOC Board of Directors?
I should be elected to the BOC Board of Directors because I share the passion the BOC has for the future of athletic training. After working as a member of the Athletic Training Regulatory Conference Advisory Panel for six years I am familiar with the BOC, its mission, values, and function. I am well prepared to manifest my dedication to the profession in a larger role after years of service and clinical experience.

My volunteer history represents a range of involvement. I have served the BOC, National, District, State, and settings based athletic training organizations. I have served on managing boards in two different states and represented the MAATA on the NATA Governmental Affairs and Honors and Awards committees. I also served as Vice President of the California Community College Athletic Trainers’ Association. Each of these experiences taught me something of value that will translate to effective service on the BOC Board of Directors.

As regional director for both the California and Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Associations, I learned association management and worked actively to improve nuts and bolts logistics of each organization. I worked through state successes and failures in legislation and 3rd party reimbursement. While VP of the CCCATA I was part of a collaborative effort to establish and maintain standards of function for athletic trainers in colleges across the state. We also worked to influence legislation of the California Community College Athletic Association as it pertained to athlete safety, general operations, and working conditions for athletic trainers.

During my time with the NATA Governmental Affairs Committee, I’ve improved communication between MAATA state associations and the NATA. I participated a workgroup to create the William T. Griffin Award for Outstanding Leadership in Legislative Advocacy and chaired a workgroup tasked with formalizing procedures for all GAC awards. I’m currently participating in a workgroup tasked with re-establishing the mission and vision for the NATA Governmental Affairs Committee as we simultaneously fight to maintain state licensure and transition to post-licensure regulatory goals.

My presence on the board will be representative of clinical athletic trainers in a wide variety of settings. I’ve worked with clients in athletics, performing arts and law enforcement. In my role as AT for the DEA Office of Training, I provide athletic training services in a well-integrated health care system that involves occupational health, wellness training, and injury prevention. The ATRCA Panel consists of both AT and public members. I enjoy learning the perspectives of AT and AT regulation from these groups and believe collaboration with a variety of is valuable to the future of the profession.

The most compelling reason I should be elected to the BOC Board of Directors is that my colleagues believe I will use my experience, work ethic, and optimism to help guide the BOC, and the profession, into the future. The future of athletic training is only as bright as we make it. I believe we are capable of overcoming our obstacles and charting a bright course for the future of the profession.