Honorary Membership

Honorary membership in NATA is awarded to individuals who have shown profound interest in and have made significant contributions to the profession of athletic training. These persons display a dedication to advancing, promoting and championing the efforts of our association and its members.

 

Eligibility

Honorary Membership is open to any person actively engaged in activities that, on a day-to-day basis, promote the profession of athletic training on a National level. This individual should be acting on his/her own behalf or be representing a company, profession or country that, through his/her individual efforts goes above and beyond to  promote the profession’s expertise and/or education.

Honorary Membership is only open to non-athletic trainers/therapists. Those who hold the LAT, CAT, ATC and/or related credentials are ineligible for consideration.

Individuals who are NATA members in the following categories qualify for nomination: Associate, International and Supplier. Honorary Membership is also open to qualified individuals who are not current NATA members.

NATA requires a minimum of 15 “years of service” to the athletic training profession and/or years of membership in NATA. Former national office staff members who have employed by NATA at least 15 years are eligible for this award six months after completing employment with the association.

 

Honorary Member Benefits

Honorary members pay no dues and receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the members-only portion of nata.org, including online versions of NATA News and the Journal of Athletic Training
  • Printed copy of the NATA News
  • Printed copy of the Journal of Athletic Training upon request
  • Complimentary registration to the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

Thank you for your interest in nominating a colleague for an NATA award. Award nominations are opening August 1. All materials are due by October 1.

Honorary Membership Nominee Packet

Honorary Membership Advocate Form

 

PAST HONORARY MEMBERSHIP RECIPIENTS

Please click on a year to view past recipients:

 

 

2020

  • Rachael Oats, CAE
  • Eric Quandt, JD

2019

  • Steve Moore
  • Linda Tilley
  • Gregory Stewart

2018

  • Annuziato Amendola
  • Sharri Jackson
  • Wendell Holmes
  • Walter Collins

2017

  • Brian J. Cole MD, MBA
  • Sheila D. Denman, MA, MS, PT
  • Brian T. Moore
  • John Kelly

  • Patsy Brown
  • Ken Fine, MD
  • Jeff Guy
  • John Miller
  • Terry Thompson, MD

  • Charles Bush-Joseph, MD
  • Daniel Kanell, MD
  • George S. Mauerman, MD

  • Dr. Ben Kibler
  • Dr. Jack Winters

  • John D. Kelly IV, MD

  • Robert Cade
  • Charles Craven
  • Skeeter Schuessler

  • Randy Schwartzberg, MD
  • Pietro Tonino, MD

  • Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD
  • David Leffers, MD
  • Angus M. McBryde, Jr. MD, FACS
  • Felix Savoie, III, MD
  • Grant Teaff
  • Regis Turocy

  • John Bond
  • Toni Bove'
  • Thomas Byrd
  • Mary Lloyd Ireland
  • James Michael Lynch
  • Lyle Micheli
  • James A. Whiteside

  • James Daniels, II, MD
  • Randy Dick
  • Barbara Niland
  • Preston Wolin, MD

  • Robert Cantu, MD, FACS
  • Scott Gillogly
  • Doug Gregory
  • Dexter Nelson

  • Stan Herring , MD
  • Stuart Freed, MD
  • Darren Johnson, MD
  • Michael McCrea

  • Leslie Neistadt
  • Peter Hovorka
  • Robert Nickell

  • Harlan Selesnick, MD
  • Michael Schafer, MD

  • Suzanne Cracraft
  • Lewis A. Yocum, MD

  • Michael McBrayer
  • Martin Kaeufer

  • Rollin Mallernee
  • Bruce Gansneder, PhD
  • Gerald David Detty
  • Kelly Cahill

  • William D. Schmidt
  • John J. Weakley

  • Stephen E. Olvey, MD

  • William Bartlett, MD
  • A. Phyllis Glenn
  • Russell Warren, MD
  • Jose Zamorano, MD

  • Charles W. Cramer
  • D. Frank Freeman
  • Hugh F. Grubiss

  • James Garrick, MD
  • Peter Indelicato, MD

  • George Haynie
  • Merrill Ritter, MD
  • Howard Sweeny, MD

  • Robert Albo, MD, FACS
  • John Albright, MD
  • Champ Leroy Baker, Jr., MD
  • Richard Ball, LLB
  • James Bowden, MD
  • Mary Edgerley
  • John Longest, MD
  • Robert Pierce, MD
  • Robert Stoltz, MD
  • William Charles Warner, MD

  • Michael Brunet, MD
  • Marvin Knight, MD
  • A. Brant Lipscomb, MD
  • Joseph O’Connor, MD

  • Tony Adamle, MD
  • Pat Evans, MD
  • Ned Hein, MD
  • Richard Mariani, DDS

  • Thomas A. Brady, MD
  • Robert E. Cassidy, MD
  • William Clancy, Jr., MD
  • Kenneth Knowles, MD
  • Allan Levy, MD
  • Glenn McElroy, MD
  • Robert Lee Rubright, MD
  • Gerald Thomas, OD
  • James VanDeusen
  • William Youmans, MD

  • Robert E. Anderson, MD
  • Karl Bowers, Jr., MD
  • RW “Red” Covington, MD
  • Raymond F. Fagen
  • Michael Hakala, MD
  • Jack Henry, MD
  • Jerry Julian, MD
  • Gerald O’Connor, MD
  • Charles Rockwood, Jr., MD
  • James Shuffield, MD
  • V. James Viola

  • Raymond Mauro
  • John Miller, MD
  • Frederick Mueller, PhD

  • Kenneth Clarke, PhD
  • Carlton Good
  • Thomas J. Hamilton
  • Arthur Pappas, MD
  • William Smith

  • James Andrews, MD
  • Jim Cody
  • Arthur Ellison, MD
  • William Ferguson, MD Richard Gardner, MD

  • Bernard Cahill, MD
  • Thurston Dean, MD
  • Robert Hamilton, DO
  • Sam Morgan, MD
  • Robert Vandermeer, MD
  • Earl Wallace, MD

  • Carl Blyth
  • Vincent DiStefano
  • Fred Haislip
  • James Nixon
  • Joseph Torg
  • Paul Trickett

  • Robert Clinger
  • Tom Coker

  • Frederick L. Behling, MD
  • Leslie Bodnar, MD
  • Robert Clinger
  • Alfred Griess, MD
  • Philip McFarland, MD
  • Marcus Stewart, MD

  • Victor Ippolito, MD
  • WW Patty, PhD

  • Frank Howard
  • George Moyer, MD
  • Robert Kerlan, MD
  • WR “Bill” Schroeder

  • Walter Byers
  • Martin Delaney, JR, MD
  • AO Duer
  • Harold Mundy
  • Harvey O’Phelan, MD

  • Fred Allman, Jr., MD (D9)
  • Lamont Henry, MD (D9)
  • Marion Hubert, MD (D9)
  • Americo Savastano, MD
  • Walter Schwank
  • Donald Slocum, MD

  • David Arnold
  • Joseph Greeley Pollard, MD
  • Thomas Bartlett Quigley, MD
  • Fred C. Reynolds, MD
  • Richard C. Schafer

  • Del Humphrey
  • William Paul, MD
  • Ed Reutinger

  • Herman Bearzy
  • Edward Crane
  • James Feurig
  • Roland “Kickapoo” Logan
  • WD Paul
  • Edwin Reutinger
  • William K. Smith, MD

  • Loyal Combs
  • Samuel Fuenning
  • Carl Herzog
  • Kenneth Rose

  • Joseph Scholl
  • Jack Cramer
  • James Gill
  • Ed T. Smith, MD
  • Dave Thomas
  • Frank McCue, III, MD

  • Don Fauls

  • Fred V. Hein
  • OB Murphy, MD
  • Chuck Burhard