In-Depth Look: BOC Volunteer for the Professional Practice and Discipline Committee
In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are featuring BOC volunteers who serve as BOC board members, committee, task force and work group members and exam item writers. The BOC would like to thank all of our BOC volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the athletic training profession. The BOC welcomes volunteers from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about volunteer opportunities with the BOC.
Cynthia Clivio, M. Ed, ATC is the Athletic Healthcare Manager for Kamehameha Schools. Clivio has been practicing as an Athletic Trainer (AT) for 31 years.
1. Describe your setting:
The Kamehameha Schools are a trust left by Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great granddaughter of the last King of Hawaii, intended to provide education to Hawaiian children. We have 3 Kindergarten through 12 campuses on 3 differing islands and over 30 pre-schools.
We currently are following the medical model of practice and are housed in a division called Mālama Ola whose responsibility is student health, safety and well-being. Our director supervisor is the Medical Director for the organization. My role is divided into 2 parts: I oversee the athletic training staff on 3 campuses, and work as a clinical AT on our Kapalama campus half time.
2. Name the group(s) you participate in as a BOC volunteer and how long you’ve participated.
Currently, I am chair of the Professional Practice and Discipline Committee after serving on the same committee for several years as a member. Prior to that, I was involved with the certification exam as a test site administrator.
3. What is the best or most rewarding part about volunteering with the BOC?
The most rewarding part of volunteering is knowing that I have a small part in both advancing the profession and fostering growth in my professional colleagues.
4. How has your experience volunteering at the BOC influenced you?
I have learned there is so much more to the BOC than many people know. Students often think of the BOC as a certification agency, and ATs often think of it as the continuing education reporting site. The bigger picture is that the BOC is also about public protection, advocacy and striving to advance ATs as healthcare providers.
5. What advice would you give to an AT looking to get involved as a BOC volunteer?
My advice would be the Nike slogan "Just do it." The BOC has a fantastic staff that has been together for a long time and truly support volunteers.