Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association ALATA eBlast News
August 24, 2009
   

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In This Issue:
    ALATA Election for Secretary     IMPORTANT NOTICE
2010 Renewal of Your License to Practice Athletic Training in the State of Alabama
           
 
ALATA Election for Secretary

The following are candidates in an election for ALATA Secretary.  Please read the following biographies below and submit your ballot as directed below.

Dawn Sawyer, MS, ATC
Candidate for ALATA Secretary

Dawn completed her undergraduate degree from University of Delaware (BS in Athletic Training)  and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama. Dawn was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Healthsouth from 2001-2003, covering mainly Spain Park High School. Dawn became an assistant athletic trainer at Jacksonville State University from 2003-2004. Dawn left JSU and went to work full time at Healthsouth covering Mountain Brook High School and working in the clinics from 2004-2005. Dawn is currently employed at The Performance Group where she is the office/payroll manager and assists with patient therapy.  She is a member of ALATA, SEATA, and NATA.  Dawn is married to Patrick Sawyer and they have a son named Connor.

Brittany Wilkes, M.A.E., ATC, L.A.T.
Candidate for ALATA Secretary

Brittany Wilkes works as an Athletic Trainer at UAB Sports Medicine where she provides athletic training services to a local high school.  Prior to this, she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Samford University, primarily covering women’s softball and men’s and women’s cross country/ track and field.  During this time, she received her Master’s in Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Brittany graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.S. in Sports Medicine. She is a member of ALATA, SEATA, and NATA.

All ballots must be submitted by midnight, September 24, 2009 to Leah Taylor by email or by U.S.  Mail at:
Mailing Address Leah Taylor
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Post Office Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama  36124
Telephone No.: 334/264-1929
  877/271-3399 (Toll Free)
Email: athletictrainers@bellsouth.net
Fax: 334/262-2663

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
2010 Renewal of Your License to Practice Athletic Training in the State of Alabama
MEMO TO: Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainers
FROM:

Leah Taylor
Executive Secretary

DATE: August 14, 2009
SUBJECT: 2010 License Renewal

As previously notified, we have implemented some changes in our annual renewal process.  We now operate within a “renewal year” which runs December 1 – November 30.  Your license to practice athletic training in the State of Alabama expires 12/31/2009; to retain your license you must make application for license renewal.  The Alabama Athletic Trainers Licensure Act mandates that you hold a current license to practice athletic training in our State.

License Renewal Packets are available for printing from the website of your State association, Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association.  Please access their web site at www.ALATA.org and select the “State Licensure” tab.  From the “State Licensure” page select the link “Licensure Renewal Packet” where you will find the instructions and forms for your license renewal.  It is imperative that you follow the instructions and complete all the forms in their entirety.

If you cannot access the forms from the internet, please call or email the Board Office, and I will email, mail, or fax a License Renewal Packet to you.  Our email address is as follows: athletictrainers@bellsouth.net.

As you know, your Application for Renewal needs to be in the mail to the Board Office no later than November 30, 2009.  The mailing address is Post Office Box 243011, Montgomery, Alabama  36124

If you do not intend to renew your license, please send a brief written notification stating your intention and justification for not renewing.  An example of your justification would be that you have moved to another state and are no longer practicing athletic training in Alabama.  You can mail, email, or fax your notification.

Please feel free to call if you still have questions or concerns after reviewing the License Renewal Packet.

BOARD OFFICE INFORMATION

Leah Taylor, Executive Secretary

Mailing Address Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Post Office Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama  36124
Telephone No.: 334/264-1929
  877/271-3399 (Toll Free)
Email: athletictrainers@bellsouth.net
Fax: 334/262-2663