Committees & Councils

In addition to the members of the Commission and office staff, there are committees, working groups, and site visitors who make recommendations to the Commission. The Commission has final authority and responsibility for all activities and actions of the CAATE. There is a publicly-accessible Policy and Procedure Manual available on the website that fully describes the function of the standing committees, working groups, and site visitors.

Standing Committees & Councils

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Leadership Development Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to recruit and develop the volunteers and leaders of the Commission with a deliberate emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) to intentionally promote and ensure a culturally proficient environment throughout the organization and our stakeholder programs. VIEW CHARTER

  • Toni Torres-McGehee, PhD, ATC (Chair)
  • Karlita Warren, PhD, ATC (Vice Chair)
  • Lynette Carlson, DHSc, ATC
  • Revay Corbett, PhD, ATC
  • Tamaria Hibbler, MS, ATC
  • Mimi Nakajima, EdD, ATC
  • Corey Oshikoya, MEd, ATC
  • Jeri Zemke, PhD, ATC

Education Committee

The purpose of the Education Committee is to identify, recommend, and support educational activities of CAATE. This may include, but is not limited to: Accreditation Conference sessions, educational opportunities for program directors, clinical education coordinators, and other program personnel at all levels of accreditation. VIEW CHARTER

  • Lindsey Eberman, PhD, LAT, ATC (Chair)
  • Nikki Harris, DAT, LAT, ATC, CSCS
  • Jamie Mansell, PhD, LAT, ATC
  • Jessica Edler Nye, PhD, ATC
  • J’nai Pittman, MSEd, LAT, ATC, OTC
  • James Reidy, MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Gail Samdperil, EdD, ATC
  • Stacy Walker, PhD, ATC, FNATA
  • Zachary Winkelmann, PhD, SCAT, ATC
  • Alanna Dennison, DAT, MEd, LAT, ATC
  • Carrie Baker, PhD, ATC
  • Taylor Wilmoth, DAT, LAT, ATC
  • Stephanie Naylor, Ed.M, ATC

International Committee

The International Committee shall consider and make recommendations to the CAATE Board on accreditation issues affecting international athletic training education programs. The committee shall also review implementation of policy and practices that affect international programs and make recommendations as appropriate.

  • Christopher Ingersoll, PhD, ATC, FNATA (Chair/Commissioner Liaison)
  • Alvaro Garcia-Romero Perez, MS (Vice-Chair)
  • Richard DeMont, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
  • Mark Gibson, MSEd, MS, AT, PT
  • Enda Whyte, PhD, CAT
  • Patrick SH Yung, MBCHb, FRCS, FHKAM, FHCOS

Peer Review Committee

The purpose of the Peer-Review Committee is to recruit, develop, and support the peer-review volunteer corps of the Commission to perform comprehensive programmatic reviews, including self-study reviews, virtual and on-site visitations, for all program levels (professional, post-professional, and residency/fellowship) for both quality assurance and quality improvement purposes. VIEW CHARTER

  • Ryan Krzyzanowicz, DAT, ATC (Chair)
  • Amanda Benson, PhD, ATC
  • Shawn Felton, EdD, ATC
  • Scott Heinerichs, EdD, ATC
  • Kelley Henderson, EdD, ATC
  • Jolene Henning, EdD, ATC
  • Dani Moffit, PhD, ATC
  • Chris Schmidt, PhD, ATC

Professional Program Accreditation Council

The Professional Program Accreditation Council oversees the accreditation process for professional programs and makes accreditation action recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. VIEW CHARTER

  • Eric Lippincott, PhD, PT, ATC (Chair)
  • Bart Anderson, DHSc, ATC
  • Ryan Krzyzanowicz, DAT, LAT, ATC
  • Dani Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC
  • Chris Schmidt, PhD, ATC
  • Amanda Tritsch, PhD, ATC, CSCS
  • Luzita Vela, PhD, ATC, LAT

Residency & Fellowship Accreditation Council

The Residency & Fellowship Accreditation Council oversees the accreditation process for residency and fellowship programs and makes accreditation action recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. VIEW CHARTER

  • Hollie Walusz, MA, ATC, PEC (Chair)
  • Jim Reidy, MS, LAT, ATC (Vice Chair)
  • Becky Bedard, Med, ATC
  • J’nai Pittman, MSEd, LAT, ATC OTC
  • Amy Valasek, MD

Review Committee

The purpose of the Review Committee is to coordinate with Peer-Review colleagues to prepare comprehensive reports following Peer Review visits, for all program levels (professional, post-professional, and residency/fellowship) for both quality assurance and quality improvement purposes, and to review rejoinders and progress reports. VIEW CHARTER

  • Chris Schmidt, PhD, ATC (Chair)
  • Tona Hetzler, EdD, ATC
  • Jim Moore, EdD, ATC
  • Ryan Krzyzanowicz, DAT, ATC
  • Barbara Blackstone, MS, ATC
  • Paula Maxwell, PhD, ATC
  • Linda Bobo, PHD, ATC
  • Kelley Henderson, EdD, ATC
  • Robert Sipes, EdD, ATC
  • Scott Lawrance, DHSc, LAT, ATC, MSPT, CSCS
  • Mary Meier, PhD, ATC
  • Christopher Viesselman, EdD, LAT, ATC
  • Jolene Henning, EdD, ATC
  • Scott Heinerichs, EdD, ATC
  • Jessica Barrett, PhD, ATC
  • Barton Anderson, DHSc, ATC
  • James Reidy, MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Kevin Herod, MS, ATC

Standards Committee

The charge of the Standards Committee is to review specific questions provided by the Commission related to the Standards for clarification and make recommendations to the Commission related to the standard language, including annotations, glossary, etc. The Standards Committee will bring forward suggestions, as warranted, for Standard revisions or new Standards to the Commission after receiving public comment on the proposed changes and work closely with the Review Committee, Residency Committee, and staff to gather data and public comment on Standards that are new, unclear or challenging. VIEW CHARTER

Link to the 2020 Professional Standards Updates

  • Barton Anderson, DHSc, ATC (Chair)
  • Laura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES
  • Alejandra Merrimann, DAT, ATC
  • Jim Reidy, MS, ATC, CSCS
  • Quinton Sawyer, DAT, ATC
  • Kristen Schellhase, EdD, LAT, ATC
  • Kaori Tamura, PhD, ATC
  • Amanda Tritsch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Ad-Hoc Committee

Nominating Committee (convened when necessary to fill positions)

The nominating Committee identify qualified candidates for commission openings, reviews the credentials and professional qualifications of candidates and creates a slate for election. Consists of:

  • A former Commissioner
  • A program director
  • Two current commissioners