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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.

FWATA Managing Board

Carolyn Peters MA, ATC, CSCS

District Director

San Diego Christian College
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA
92019 619.201.8768

Lyn Nakagawa MS, ATC, CSCS

District Secretary

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

Fran Babich ATC

District Treasurer

Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Marissa Sumida ATS

Athletic Training Student Member Chair

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

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

Marissa Sumida ATS

Athletic Training Students

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Committee Page

Robyn Taba MBA, ATC

Committee on Practice Advancement

SportsCare, LLC
475 Atkinson Dr. #1206
Honolulu, HI 96814
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

Kavin Tsang PhD, ATC

Research Grants

California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834
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