Athletic Training

Advisory Board

Purpose:  The establishment of the Athletic Training Education Advisory Board provides a mechanism for increased communication between the Department of Athletic Training and the local healthcare leaders of our community.

The Department Advisory Board provides a forum for open dialogue among professionals in the academic and clinical healthcare communities. This forum allows the communities to discuss the changing healthcare and academic environments and the preparation of students to function in the “real world” of Athletic Trainer practice.  To that end, the goals of the Board are to:

  1. advise athletic training educators on issues related to curricula design and assessment including didactic and clinical education, inter-professional education and clinical practice, professional practice issues, and ensuring preparation of athletic trainers for a dynamic healthcare environment;
  2. advocate for the Department of Athletic Training in the Piedmont Triad region;
  3. advocate for the employment of athletic trainers in appropriate settings; and
  4. collaborate with the Department of Athletic Training in the development of clinical partnerships in the area schools, clinics, and healthcare organizations.

Advisory Board Members

Medical Director (ex officio)Edward Weller, MDUNC Regional Physicians Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine
Family Practice or Orthopedics ProviderKaren Timbrook-Dillow, PA-CNovant Health Pineview Family Medicine
HPU Athletic TrainerJosh Geruso, MS, ATCHigh Point University
High School-based Athletic TrainerDustin Segers, ATCBishop McGuiness High School
Clinic-based ProviderDaisy Nelson, MS, ATCCarolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine
HPU Athletic Training AlumniWill Conlon, ATCNC State University
Collegiate Athletic Trainer (non-HPU)Jennifer O’Donoghue, PhD, ATCNC State University
Emerging Practice Setting ProviderDavid Wilkenfeld, MS, ATCUNC School of the Arts
Department Chair/Program Director (ex officio)Jolene Henning, EdD, ATCHigh Point University
Core faculty (ex officio)Nancy Groh, EdD, ATC
Yum Nguyen, PhD, ATC
Erica Thornton, MS, ATC
High Point University
Current student
(ex officio 1 year appointment)
Emma ZukHigh Point University
BS Class of 2017

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