BOC leaders advocated for Athletic Trainers and student-athletes during a June visit to Washington D.C.
BOC Executive Director Denise Fandel and members of the
BOC Board of Directors spent Capitol Hill Day discussing
2 proposed pieces of legislation with elected officials. BOC
leaders urged support of the Sports Medicine Licensure
Clarity Act and the Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill
The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, or H.R. 921 /
S. 689, would protect ATs who provide services for their
team in a secondary state. Many states do not provide legal
protection for ATs who travel to another state with an athletic
team solely to provide care for that team. Learn more at
The Secondary School Student Athletes’ Bill of Rights,
or H. Res. 72/ S. RES 83, addresses the health and
safety of youth athletes. Introduced in the U.S. House of
Representatives in 2013 and in the U.S. Senate in 2015, the
resolution contains 10 best practices that any school in the
country can implement to make their student athletes safer.
It also encourages secondary schools to take all available
and reasonable efforts to ensure student athlete safety. Learn
more at http://bit.ly/2eByOYc.
Pictured are, front row, from left, Kimberly Detwiler, AT
Director-Elect; Susan McGowen, President; and Denise
Fandel, BOC Executive Director; and back row, from left,
Patrick Sexton, AT Director; Rusty McKune, AT Director; and
Jim Malseed, AT Director.
CAPITOL HILL DAY: Board Advocates for ATs
I’m uniquely positioned to do that with my leadership at the
district and national level,” Carroll said.
Carroll is Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Athletic Director
at Stephenville ISD in Stephenville, Texas. He received
his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his
master’s from University of Virginia. From 1993-2007, he
served as a BOC examiner and model. Carroll has also held
leadership and membership roles with the National Athletic
Trainers’ Association (NATA), Southwest Athletic Trainers’
Association, Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association,
Greater Houston Athletic Trainers’ Society and Korey
Curtis is Faculty/Athletic Trainer/Program Director at
West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
He received his bachelor’s from Boston University, his
master’s from University of Arizona and his doctorate in
education from Columbia University Teachers College.
He has volunteered for the BOC as a test site examiner
and as a member of the Continuing Education Task Force.
Additionally, Curtis has served on committees of the
Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, Eastern Athletic
Trainers’ Association, NATA, West Chester University and
on the editorial board of the International Journal of Athletic
Therapy & Training.
Carroll and Curtis received the most votes from ATs who
participated in an online election. The election ran from
September to October, after 5 candidates were selected by
the BOC Nominating Committee. Board terms are 3 years,
with the possibility of reappointment for 1 term.
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