New BOC Board Member Named for Upcoming Term
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The BOC is pleased to announce the election of a new Athletic Trainer Director to the Board of Directors.
René Revis Shingles, PhD, LAT, ATC, will take office January 2019, following a year of mentorship and learning as an AT Director-elect.
Shingles, who serves as a representative chairperson, professor, Program Director and internship coordinator in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at the Central Michigan University located at Mount Pleasant, said she is honored to have been elected to the board and is excited to be part of the BOC.
"Thank you for the confidence you have shown by electing me to this position. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working hard to address the current challenges in credentialing," Shingles said.
Shingles brings her extensive experience serving in a leadership capacity in both her professional career and in the athletic training industry. As a university Department Chairperson, Athletic Training Program Director and as a Head Athletic Trainer (AT), Shingles said she has provided leadership, strategic direction and coordination of all activities in these areas.
“I have had experiences with and held leadership responsibilities throughout my career through positions I have held or committees and boards with which I have volunteered. It is my pleasure and honor to use my experience to serve in a leadership capacity on the BOC Board," Shingles said.
Shingles has served the BOC previously as a member of the Role Delineation Study Panel, Certification Examination Examiner, Certification Examination Item Developer and most recently on the Cultural Sensitivity Panel. She also served for 4 years on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors as the District 4 representative. In addition, Shingles served for 5 years on the NATA Education Council Executive Committee, supervising all matters related to athletic training education. During her tenure, the committee transitioned the profession from the internship to accredited program route to certification and helped support the Entry Level Education Committee in its role in providing guidance to educational programs making the transition to accredited status.
Although Shingles performs many functions, she still provides services as an AT while supervising students as a preceptor in the Injury Care Center at Central Michigan University.
“By continuing to practice athletic training in the context of an entry level undergraduate program, I have intimate knowledge of the impact of educational reform on practitioners. I also understand the importance of providing quality patient care and the need to protect the public by maintaining standards,” Shingles said.
The AT Director-elect received the majority vote of the BOC Certified Athletic Trainers who participated in an online election. The election ran from September to October, after 2 candidates was selected by the BOC Nominating Committee. Board terms are 3 years, with the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.