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Nominate a Strong Public Advocate for BOC Public Director

The BOC is seeking nominations of individuals who may be interested in serving as a Public Director on the BOC Board of Directors.

Candidates for Public Director must demonstrate an interest in health and safety through a willingness to be a public advocate for consumers of athletic training services; however, candidates must not practice as a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer as their primary means of employment.

Please send your nominations (name and contact information) for Public Director to Shannon Leftwich, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by September 15. The BOC website has complete information about qualifications, responsibilities and time commitment.

The Nominating Committee will review applications, conduct interviews and make their recommendation to the BOC Board of Directors. The Board will then appoint the new member November 1.

The new Public Director will take office January 2018, following a year of mentorship and learning as a Public Director-elect. Terms are 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.

Contact Shannon Leftwich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Public Director Qualifications

Any person who is not qualified to be an Athletic Trainer Director or Physician Director shall be eligible for appointment as a Public Director who:
  • Demonstrates interest in health and safety through a willingness to be a public advocate for consumers of athletic training services.
  • Is a consumer or potential consumer of a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer’s skills or services.
  • Is not a current or previous member of the profession, occupation, role or specialty area encompassed by the BOC Athletic Trainer certification program.
  • Is not a supervisor, manager, direct co-worker or an employee or subordinate of a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
  • Is not an employee of a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer or of an employer of BOC Certified Athletic Trainers.
  • Is not a person who currently receives or within the last 5 years has received income from the profession encompassed by the BOC Athletic Trainer certification program.