Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee

Committee Mission & Members



The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is dedicated to service, devoted to advocacy and committed to unity. We want to identify and address issues relevant to American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Blacks (non-Hispanic), and Hispanics both in the health care arena and in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). The committee advocates sensitivity and understanding towards ethnic and cultural diversity throughout the profession and the association. We strive to enhance the growth and development of the NATA, and our objectives are designed to unify the association. Please join us in our efforts to promote service, advocacy and unity.

FWATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium EDAC Service Event.  This year we have two opportunities for our members to participate and give back to the community.

  1. First will be our EDAC Athletic Training Q&A on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 12:00pm-2:00pm with a local high school sports medicine program. If you are interested in participating in this Q&A and would like to invest in the future athletic trainers of tomorrow, please email Maijah Williams at and we will give you further instruction on how to get involved.
  2. The second EDAC service event will be our Be The Match booth located in the lobby area during the Annual Meeting on April 27 and 28. Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program and they will be setting up camp to allow people to sign up for the donor registry. Signing up is as simple as a cheek swab and filling out a form. You must be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old to be added to the registry. Please stop by the Be The Match booth during your stay in the Fabulous Las Vegas!

As always, EDAC is looking for motivated, driven and committed members like yourself to get involved with our diversity initiatives. Please email Maijah Williams at to find out how you can become a member.


EDAC is searching for a new Graduate Representative!

The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) invites candidates for a graduate student representative to fulfill a one year term (one time renewable).  EDAC is an advisory committee of the NATA. The purpose of this committee is to identify and address issues relevant to our ethnically diverse community, both in the health care arena and in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. We also strive to promote diversity in our membership and leadership.

All interested candidates, please send a resume and letter of interest to Megan Hammonds at

Graduate Student Representative

Selection Process:
  • Candidates will contact the EDAC representative about their interests
  • Sub-committee will review application materials and recommend potential candidates to Committee Chair
  • Committee Chair will conduct interviews
  • Position will be filled by end of March/early April
  • First year graduate students, or college senior entering a graduate program
  • BOC certified, BOC eligible or enrolled in an entry-level Athletic Training Master’s degree program
  • NATA member
  • Have an NPI number
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • One year commitment to serve the NATA and EDAC on issues related to diversity
  •  Attend, participate and record minutes for the all committee meetings
  • Update the History in the EDAC manual
  • Assist with selection of and mentoring the incoming Graduate Student Representative
  • Coordinate the EDAC Annual Service Project Day at the NATA Annual Meeting
  • Assist in EDAC Career Day
  • Serve as a liaison for the Young Professionals Committee

Maijah Williams

Committee Chair


Jasmine Brooks


University of the Pacific

Wilda Jarrett


Los Angeles Southwest College

Mike Martinez


UC Irvine

Jessie Williams


CSU Fullerton

Far West Athletic Trainers Association