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Far West Athletic Trainers' Association | NATA District 8

The Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) is comprised of athletic trainer associations from California, Nevada and Hawaii under District 8 of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). FWATA strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions.

(L-R) Brooke Petefish, Lyn Nakagawa, Todd Hamburg, Jason Bennett, Carolyn Peters, Mike West, Fran Babich, and Louise Inafuku

FWATA Managing Board

Carolyn Peters MA, ATC, CSCS

District Director

San Diego Christian College
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019

Lyn Nakagawa MS, ATC, CSCS

District Secretary

University of Hawaii at Manoa
1337 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Mike West MS, ATC

District Treasurer

Martin Luther King High School
9301 Wood Rd
Riverside CA 92508

Brooke Petefish ATS

Student Leadership Committee Chair

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Jason Bennett DA, ATC

California State Representative

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Louise Inafuku ATC, RD

Hawaii State Representative

Iolani School
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

Todd Hamburg ATC

Nevada State Representative

Nevada AT Association
1350 E. Flamingo Road #3341
Las Vegas, NV 89119

FWATA Committee Chairs

Sarah Lyons MS, ATC, PES

Public Relations

Stanford University
641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Committee Page

Ruem Malasarn ATC

Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium

Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768

Committee Page

Brooke Petefish ATS

Student Leadership

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Committee Page


Committee on Practice Advancement

Street Address
City, State, Zip

Committee Page

Jamie DeRollo, MBA, ATC, EMT

College & Universities

San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207

Committee Page

Mikiko “Mimi” Nakajima, Ed.D, ATC

Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee

Cal State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840

Committee Page

Lauren Forsyth MS, ATC, CES

Governmental Affairs

University of California, Berkeley
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Committee Page

Isabel Archuleta, ATC

History & Archives

California Baptist University
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504

Committee Page

Hazel Ando MA, ATC

Honors & Awards

Univ of California, Santa Barbara
ICA Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Committee Page

Sara Hart ATC

NATA Representative

California State University, Fresno
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740

Committee Page

Michelle Cleary PhD, ATC, CSCS

Research Grants

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Committee Page

Ned Bergert MS, PTA, ATC


4942 Casa Oro Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Committee Page

Stacey Ritter MS, ATC

Secondary Schools

San Luis Sports Therapy
805 Aerovista Place, Suite 201
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805.788.0805 ext.235

Committee Page

Heather Harvey MA, ATC

Young Professionals Committee

Summit High School
15551 Summit Avenue
Fontana, CA 92336
909.357.5950 ext.3043

Committee Page