Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee

Committee Mission & Members

EDAC-Logo_165441The 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.

NATA EDAC Page

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 mhammond@odu.edu.

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
Candidates:
  • 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

Mimi Nakajima
Ed.D, ATC

Committee Chair

CSU Long Beach
562.985.8011

Jasmine Brooks
CREDS HERE

Committee

University of the Pacific
PHONE HERE

Wilda Jarrett
ATC, CSCS

Committee

Los Angeles Southwest College
323.241.5379

Mike Martinez
MS, ATC,NASM-PES

Committee

UC Irvine
PHONE HERE

Jessie Williams
ATS

Committee

CSU Fullerton
PHONE HERE

Maijah Williams
ATS

Committee

UNLV
PHONE HERE

Far West Athletic Trainers Association