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Board of Directors Appoints New Public Director for 2018

The BOC Board of Directors has appointed a new Public Director, who will take office in January 2018 following a year of mentorship and learning.

David A. Montgomery, of Roca, Nebraska, was recommended for appointment by the BOC Nominating Committee. He will replace Amy DeRosa, whose term ends in 2017. Montgomery, who is retired from a career in public health and currently provides consulting services to nonprofits, has been involved with the BOC for over 10 years.

“I know how to regulate, and I understand the language and culture of regulation,” Montgomery said. “It’s a question of where I want to apply it, and in this case, I want to apply it with the BOC.”

His past involvement with the BOC includes service on the Standards Committee and an ongoing role on the Regulatory Conference Planning Committee. In addition, he has presented at the Regulatory Conference three times.

Montgomery’s career history includes, among other roles, a 21-year post as Executive Administrator of the Nebraska State Board of Health. During a period of that time, he also was Administrator, Section of Policy, Research and Administration, at Nebraska Health and Human Services System.

His credits also include multiple presentations, interviews, and professional and community activities. From 1995-1996, he served as international president of Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR). Montgomery’s consultant services assist nonprofit organizations in the areas of organizational and board governance, board and leadership training, and strategic planning.

“Now that I’m retired, I have a lot of built-up experience, a lot of built-up knowledge,” Montgomery said. “I don’t want it to just go away. I want to apply it and further the cause of public health in different venues.”

The new Public Director-elect was appointed by the BOC Board of Directors following a nomination process guided by the Nominating Committee. Candidates were asked to demonstrate an interest in health and safety through a willingness to be a public advocate for consumers of athletic training services. Candidates could not practice as a BOC Athletic Trainer as their primary means of employment.