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November 18, 2016

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   ALATA Election Results
   ALATA Election

ALATA Election Results

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Jarod Grace elected as ALATA Non-Officer Position #3. Scott Lochridge re-elected as ALATA Treasurer.

ALATA Election

Karen Straub Stanton

Karen Straub Stanton is a 1998 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a BS in Exercise and Sport Science and her NATA BOC certification.  She went on to earn her Masters of Sports Health Care from what is now known as A.T. Still University in Arizona, in addition to the successful completion of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength  and Conditioning Specialist exam and completing her training as an EMT-B.

Following Arizona, she went on to oversee an outreach program for high schools  an special event programing in the New Orleans area, including teaching a basic course in athletic training at 2 of local high  schools. She came to Alabama in 2001 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of West Alabama, with clinical assignments football, baseball, and softball in conjunction to overseeing other varsity spots and teaching in the education program.  She quickly earned the position as Associate Athletic Trainer/ Clinical Coordinator.  While at UWA, she was named ALATA Collegiate Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2004 before joining Auburn University’s Sports Medicine Staff. Fall of 2005, she began her position at Auburn University, where she is currently employed as an Assistant Athletic Trainer.  In 2011, she was distinguished with the ALATA Award of Merit and then again in 2014 for her service to the profession of athletic trainer’s and the athletes they advocate for.

She is no stranger to professional service, beginning her service in Alabama to ALATA in 2001 by volunteering and eventually becoming elected to the ALATA Executive Board.  Over the years, she has served in the positions of non-officer, Treasurer and Vice President, with short terms as interim in the positions of Secretary and President. In addition, she serves District IX currently through committees and as the Clinical Case Study Coordinator of Student SEATA.  She has been selected to present at local, state, district and national levels on a variety of professional topics.  In 2011, she was distinguished with the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Award of Merit and then again in 2014 for her service to the profession of athletic trainers and the athletes they advocate for.

Karen is married to Nate Stanton of Illinois and the family has grown to include their 3 amazing children, Ezra, Kalynn, and Noah.

Voting Information and Ballot

Leah Taylor, Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Executive Secretary, will be presiding over these elections.  Please  vote online at OR print this ballot and mail so that is received by December 18, 2016 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 November 18, 2016 and closes December 18, 2016 at 11 PM CDT; if mailed, the ballot must be received by November 18, 2016.