About Us

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.

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association is to advocate for the athletic training profession and provide professional resources for the engagement and development of our members.

Vision Statement:  As a vital part of the inter-professional health care team, members will be recognized as essential licensed practitioners through the provision of unique athletic training services.

FWATA Managing Board

Lyn Nakagawa MS, ATC, CSCS

District Director

University of Hawaii at Manoa
1337 Lower Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
808.956.7144

Cindy Clivio MEd, ATC

District Secretary

Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
1887 Makuakane Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
808.842.8503

Garvin Tsuji ATC

District Treasurer

Hawaii AT Association
Iolani School
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Cell 808-285-5343

Kevan Murgia

Student Leadership Committee Chair

School Organization
Street Address
City, State Zip
Phone

Ky Kugler,Ed.D ATC

California State Representative

Chapman University
1 University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
949.554.4450

Nikki Awaya ATC

Hawaii State Representative

Farrington High School
1564 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
808.291.6990

Mike Sepiol ATC

Nevada State Representative

Heat FC
Las Vegas, NV

FWATA Committee Chairs

Kyle Wilson, ATC

Connection and Engagement Committee

Amazon
Las Vegas, NV

Committee Page

Ruem Malasarn MA, ATC

Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium

Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
909-869-2834

Committee Page

Sierra Moreno ATS

Student Leadership Committee Chair

School Organization
Street Address
City, State Zip
Phone

Committee Page

Sara Williamson, MS, ATC

Committee on Practice Advancement

Valletta Orthopedics
7625A Mesa College Dr. Ste 320A
San Diego, CA 92111
858.657.000 ext 2

Committee Page

Brian Cable, ATC

College & Universities Athletic Trainers

Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
714.376.5044

Committee Page

Alejandra Merriman, DAT, ATC, CES

Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee

Dorsey High School
Los Angeles, CA

Committee Page

Jamie Adams, M.Ed, ATC, CES

Governmental Affairs

Committee Page

Michael Barreiro, ATC

History & Archives

Rady Children’s Hospital Orthopedics
San Diego, CA
209.606.3704

Committee Page

Todd Hamburg, MS, LAT, ATC

Honors & Awards

Bonanza High School
Head Athletic Trainer
Las Vegas, NV

Committee Page

Meghan Wonderling, ATC

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Optimal Therapy
Las Vegas, NV

Committee Page

Kara Radzak, ATC

Research Grants

University of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Committee Page

Brenda Valdez Nava, ATC

Scholarships

College of the Desert
Palm Springs, CA

Committee Page

Mark D’Anza MEd, LAT, ATC

Secondary Schools

Durango High School
7100 W Dewey Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702.682.2453

Committee Page

Sanam Rezazadeh, MS, ATC

Early Professionals Committee

Stanford University
641 E Campus Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305
408.838.0405

Committee Page

Ariel Guldstrand, ATC

Career Advancement Committee

University of California
Los Angeles
Westwood, CA

Committee Page

Far West Athletic Trainers Association