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Congratulations to BOC 2020 Award Honorees and Scholarship Recipients

The Board of Certification (BOC) announces its 2020 award and scholarship winners.

This year’s Dan Libera Service Award honorees are Dani Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC and Dave Montgomery, long-time BOC volunteers, leaders and contributors to the athletic training profession. This service award was created in honor of past BOC board member, Dan Libera, who was an instrumental leader in creating the high-level certification process that exists today for the athletic training profession.

Montgomery has impacted the BOC through his service as a member of the Standards Committee from 2006-2009, as co-chair of the Regulatory Conference Advisory Panel from 2009-2017, and as a current board member for the past three years.

Moffit has made a long-standing contribution to the BOC. She has been a member of the BOC Exam Development Committee since 2009, currently serving as co-chair. In addition, she has been instrumental in multiple special projects, including the Athletic Trainer Portfolio Project, Practice Analysis, 7th Edition, Competency Assessment Modules (CAMs) – Cultural Competence and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) – Mental Health development, as well as Professional Goals Appraisal (PGA).

In addition, the BOC named the following 2020 scholarship recipients: Kellie Wanamaker from Moravian College received the Paul Grace scholarship and Emily Stein from Temple University received the Lindsy McLean scholarship.

Denise Fandel, former chief executive officer (CEO) of the BOC was named a National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Hall of Fame winner. Fandel led the BOC as CEO for 22 years, following her 6-year term on the BOC Board of Directors and her notable career as an Athletic Trainer in the collegiate space. She was recognized among other notable recipients by the NATA national honors and awards program.

The following BOC volunteers were also recognized as 2020 NATA award winners:

  • Eve Becker-Doyle Leadership Award; Richard Ray, EdD, ATC; BOC Board of Directors (Past)
  • NATA Hall of Fame; Glen Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC; BOC Task Force (Continuing Professional Certification)
  • NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award; Stacy E. Walker, PhD, ATC, FNATA; BOC Task Force (Continuing Professional Certification) and BOC Blog Writer
  • NATA Service Award; Nina Walker, MA, LAT, ATC; BOC Work Group (Continuing Professional Development)

Congratulations to all distinguished award winners!

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