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FWATA COPA Welcomes New Members and Plans Exciting Year Ahead

The Far West Athletic Training Association (FWATA) Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) has an exciting year ahead. COPA promotes clinical opportunities in athletic training emerging settings of Military, Performing Arts, Occupational Health, Physician Extenders, Public Safety, New Sports, and Business.

Welcoming its new members to the committee this July, COPA members were assigned to workgroups in their specialty field of emerging settings. Workgroups are currently meeting and planning their initiatives for 2014-2015.

The 2014-2015 COPA Committee Members:

Robyn Taba, MBA ATC
COPA Chair, COPA D8 Rep 2014-2017
State of Hawaii

Wendy M. Levanway, MS ATC PES
COPA Liaison, COPA D8 Rep 2011-2014
Performing Arts D8 Rep 2011-Present
State of California

Alisha Musume Smith, MS, ATC
Owner, ATvantage Athletic Training LLC
State of California

Ashley Sutherland-Winch MS, LAT, ATC
Director of Marketing, Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center
State of Nevada

Hannah Alexander
Athletic Training Student, Chapman University
State of California

Jackie Davidson, MS, ATC, PRT-C
Educator, Claremont High School
State of California

Kevin Messey MS, ATC, CSCS, CES
Athletic Trainer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, UC San Diego Health System
State of California

Krystle Celis, MS, ATC
Select Medical, Athletic Trainer with Disneyland Resort Entertainment
State of California

Megan Oxenford, MS, ATC
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, US Navy
State of Hawaii

Michael Douglas, MS. ATC
Head Athletic Trainer NBA Development League
Golden State Warriors
State of California

Neil Santiago, MED, ATC, CSCS
US Army Health Clinic – Schofield Barracks
State of Hawaii

Paulina Tselikis
Athletic Training Student, Chapman University
State of Nevada

Stephanie Perez, MS, ATC
Loyola Marymount University, Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator of the ATP
State of California

Wyatt Blue MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Certified Athletic Trainer / Strength and Conditioning Specialist
State of California

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