Meet Your Presidential Candidates

June 26, 2017 by Beth Sitzler

Update (Oct. 5): The voting results are in and Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, has been elected NATA’s 14th president.

Vying to become NATA’s 14th president are Kathy Dieringer, EdD, ATC, LAT, and Tory Lindley, MA, ATC.

How do you vote?

NATA certified members should have received an email about the election from Intelliscan ( with a unique voting link that provides access to the election website. If you didn't receive it, please check your junk mail folder and make sure your email is accurate in our system.

It's your profession. Your future. Please vote.


Update: NATA hosted a webinar Q&A session with the candidates 2-2:35 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Listen to the session on NATA's Vimeo channel.

Each candidate also answered questions from the membership in articles published in the July and August/September editions of the NATA News.

Additional candidate Information:


June 28, 2017: NATA 2017 members had the opportunity to get to know the 2018 presidential candidates during Face Time ’17, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the George R. Brown Convention Center, General Assembly C.

During Face Time ’17, Dieringer and Lindley shared their goals for NATA and the athletic training profession as well as answer questions from members. The event was broadcasted through Facebook Live, and the video is below.


Voting Information


Voting is conducted electronically Sept. 1-30. All NATA members will receive an email with further instructions. Please make sure your email address is accurate in our system. (Printed ballots can be mailed by special request to those unable to vote electronically.)

Voting results will be posted in October. The new president will take over for current NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, at the 2018 NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo and will serve a three-year term.