NATA Welcomes Scott Sailor to Board of Directors

Contacts:  Robin Waxenberg 
Ellen Satlof, NATA
214-637-6282, ext. 159

DNATA Welcomes Scott Sailor to Board of Directors DALLAS, May 29, 2008 – During its 59th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, to its board of directors. The meeting will take place June 17-21 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Mo. Sailor succeeds Andy Paulin, ATC, as District 8 director. “We’re pleased to welcome Scott to NATA’s board at a very exciting time for our organization,” Eve Becker-Doyle, CAE, NATA executive director said. “I have no doubt that his vision and drive will significantly help us meet our ongoing challenges and enhance our ability to take advantage of future opportunities for our organization.” NATA is a not-for-profit organization representing and supporting 30,000 members of the athletic training profession. The organization is divided into 10 geographic districts. District 8, which Sailor will oversee, covers California, Hawaii and Nevada. “NATA has done an outstanding job demonstrating the invaluable service of athletic training to other associations and health care organizations, which have led to important partnerships and alliances,” Sailor said. “It’s only through enhanced communication that we will continue to successfully increase valuable partnerships, as well as the active participation of our membership.” Sailor is currently Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). assistant professor at California State University (CSU), Fresno. He is also adjunct professor of Fresno Pacific University. Prior to those positions, Sailor had been an ATEP curriculum director, instructor, as well as director of women’s athletic training at CSU, Fresno. He has also held offices with NATA’s District 8 for several years, including chair of the district’s Public Relations Committee and district secretary. An athletic training professional for 20 years, Sailor earned a bachelor’s degree from CSU, Fresno, a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and a doctorate from CSU, Fresno. As he starts his term on the NATA board of directors, one of Sailor’s main objectives is to find ways to increase NATA’s membership numbers, maximize involvement and improve benefits of membership. “An important focus will be on increasing both overall membership numbers and retention rates,” Sailor said. “Our impact as a profession stems in large part from our unity as an association.” National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) – Health Care for Life & Sport: Athletic trainers are unique health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession. NATA advocates for equal access to athletic trainers for patients and clients of all ages and supports H.R. 1846. Only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic trainers. NATA members adhere to a code of ethics.

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