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February 17, 2015

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    2015 ALATA Special Election for Treasurer        
2015 ALATA Special Election for Treasurer

Candidates for ALATA Treasurer

Voting Information and Ballot

Scott E. Lochridge, ATC
Candidate for Treasurer

Hello. My name is Scott Lochridge, and I am running for the Position of Treasurer for the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association.

I am a 1995 Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work at many levels including the NHL, the Arena Football League, the collegiate level, and for the last 11 years at Cullman High School.

My current position is Lead Athletic Trainer with ONE Sport Medicine at Cullman Regional Medical Center.

I currently reside in Cullman with my wife Ashley. We have one son, Cody, who is in his last semester at Troy University majoring in Athletic Training.

Naeka Patterson, ATC
Candidate for Treasurer

Narka PattersonNaeka Patterson completed her undergraduate degree at Liberty University with a degree in Athletic Training. Following graduation she took several internships at Liberty University, Morgan State, Coastal Carolina, and UTEP.

She returned to school to complete her graduate coursework at Alabama A&M University while serving as a Graduate Assistant working with the football, men's basketball, and volleyball teams. After finishing her graduate work Ms. Patterson took the Head Athletic Trainer position at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. For the past 3 years she has been living and working in the Huntsville area for Huntsville Hospital SportsCenter serving Hazel Green High School.

Voting Information and Ballot

Leah Taylor, Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Executive Secretary, will be presiding over these elections.  Please go to to vote online OR print this ballot and mail so that is received by March 20, 2015 to:

Ms. Leah Taylor, Executive Secretary
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
PO Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama  36124

Only certified/licensed athletic trainer or licensed athletic trainer members of ALATA are eligible to vote.  Voting begins February 17, 2015 and closes March 20, 2015 at 11 PM CDT; if mailed, the ballot must be received by March 20, 2015.