2020 ATSNJ Annual Conference & Business Meeting



Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA | Newark, NJ

Dr. Konin is a Clinical Professor and the Director of the Doctorate in Athletic Training Degree at Florida International
University. He is also President of Konin Consulting, LLC, and PhD420 INC, both located in Clearwater, FL. He is
considered to be one of the leaders in sports medicine having served as an expert consult for medicolegal cases,
academic program development, curricular review and assessment, and clinical practice operations. He is also a
co-founder of The Rehberg Konin Group and Sport Safety International, firms specializing in providing expert safety
Dr. Konin is the editor of the 24 academic textbooks and has shared his expertise at professional conferences throughout
the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Norway, Romania, England, Netherlands, Spain, Germany,
and Austria. He is a frequent invited speaker on the topic of cannabis including Medica Medicine & Sports Medicine in
Dusseldorf, Germany, the United States Cannabis Conference & Expo in Miami, Florida, the Cannabis Science Conference
in Portland, Oregon, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.




Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC | Dundee, MI
Darryl Conway serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student‐Athlete Health and Welfare at the University
of Michigan. Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the
Assistant Athletic Director‐ Sports Medicine. Darryl holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University (’95) in Sports
Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware (’93) in Physical Education
Studies and Athletic Training.

In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Darryl has worked with various
SWAT Teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, and as a volunteer EMT, and has been an American Red Cross
first aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 30 years. Darryl also serves on the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE),
as an Assistant Program Director & Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, is Co‐Director of Sports Medicine Emergency
Management, is an Instructor with Stop the Bleed, and has worked as an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games various
Red Bull extreme sport events. Darryl is also a member of the Spine Injury in Sports Group (SISG) and the Xenith Scientific
Advisory Committee, and was named as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
(NATA) in 2019.




Scott Dankel, PhD | Williamstown, NJ
Scott is originally from Howell, New Jersey and began his career with a B.A. in Health and Physical Education.
He began teaching Health and Physical Education classes to Elementary, Middle and High School students  in
South Jersey, before working at a sports performance facility for student athletes. He has spent the last five years
studying  at The University of Mississippi under Dr. Jeremy Loenneke where he earned his M.S. in Exercise Science
and Ph.D. in Health and Kinesiology.

He has recently moved back to New Jersey and is in his first year as an Assistant Professor within the Health &
Exercise Science Department at Rowan University where he primarily teaches courses related to Exercise Physiology.
Scott has over 100 peer reviewed publications, most of  which are centered on the application, efficacy an responsible 
for adaptations to blood flow restricted exercise.



Drue Stapleton, PhD, ATC, CSCS | Lawrenceville, NJ


Drue Stapleton is currently an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Rider University.  Prior to relocating to NJ,
he was the Program Director and an athletic trainer for Waynesburg University. He is a graduate of Hudson Valley
Community College, SUNY Cortland, Salisbury University and West Virginia University and has worked clinically in
NCAA Division I, II, and III levels, junior college, and secondary school settings. His research focuses on movement
patterns and the influence of movement quality on human performance and injury risk in traditional and non-traditional
sport athletes and first responders.





Doug Mann DPE, ATC | Glassboro, NJ


Doug Mann is an associate professor and clinical education coordinator for the Athletic Training program at Rowan University.

He received a B.A.  in Psychology from the University of Miami, FL. Post graduate degrees are an M.S. in Education, Athletic

Training from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and a D.P.E. in Physical Education from Springfield College, Springfield MA.


Dr. Mann’s research and interests primarily focus on athletic injury prevention as it relates to flexibility programs, life stressors,

and Vitamin D deficiency in athletes. He has been recognized with the Rowan University Athletic Training Hall of Fame and the

Joe Blankowitsch Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Presidential Award. Doug is a current member of Eastern Athletic Trainers’

Association, Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.


In recent years, Dr. Mann has also provided several sports medicine presentations and participated as an exhibitor and organizer

of athletic training events.




William Gallagher, MD | Brick, NJ


Dr. William Gallagher is a family physician with added Certificate of Qualification in Sports Medicine serving at Rothman

Orthopaedics in Brielle, NJ. He received B.S. in Biology from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; M.S. in Biomedical

Sciences from UMDNJ; and Medical Doctorate from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, West Indies.

He completed the Family Medicine Residency program at Hoboken University and Primary care Sports Medicine Fellowship

program at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.


Dr. Gallagher’s academic appointments include Primary Care Sports Medicine Instructor at Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean

Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program and Associate Professor at Hackensack Meridian Health Seton Hall Medical

School. Dr. Gallagher maintains professional membership in American Academy of Family Physicians (New Jersey Chapter),

American Board of Family Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine

and he has been a frequent presenter, researcher and lecturer at numerous medical conferences in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.




Bradford Tucker, MD | Egg Harbor Township, NJ


Dr. Tucker is double board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in orthopaedic sports medicine and

general orthopaedic surgery. He is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician at Rothman Orthopaedics in
Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Dr. Tucker is assistant team orthopaedic surgeon for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia 76ers.
He is also the team orthopaedic surgeon for Stockton University, Ocean City and Absegami High Schools in South Jersey.


Dr. Tucker, maintains membership in several professional societies including New Jersey Orthopaedic Society; American
Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – also serving on the AOSSM educational committee; Arthroscopy Association
of North America; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society.


His clinical interests include the injured athlete, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, knee ligament reconstruction including
the ACL, and cartilage restoration procedures. Dr. Tucker is an Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Director
of the Rhode Island Cartilage Restoration Center, and a clinical faculty member at Stockton University. He is involved in evidence
based, peer reviewed orthopaedic research, with multiple publications and book chapters to his credit.



Steven Barandica M.Ed., ATC, LAT, EMT | Westfield, NJ
Steven joined Westfield High School as the Head Athletic Trainer in June of 2017. He is a Linden High School alumnus - Class of 2009. Steven graduated Kean University in 2013 where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training and a minor in Health Education. He also received a Masters of Education degree in Higher Education Administration with a Sports Management Concentration from Auburn University in 2015. Steven has had the opportunity to work in several different settings. He interned for the Washington Redskins, worked with Division 1 Football, Tennis & Cheerleading and was also a Physician Extender for Auburn University Athletics as a graduate assistant. He previously served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Woodbridge High School for two years before joining Westfield High School.
Steven has a passion for giving back to the community and the field of athletic training through involvement with ATSNJ, serving as preceptor for multiple universities and mentoring younger students. He currently serves as the ATSNJ Treasurer & Corporate Sponsorship Chair; he is also a member of the Fun Run Committee, ATs Care Committee, Secondary School Committee & Golf Committee.

Doug Stringham, MS, LAT, ATC, FRCm |  Old Bridge, NJ

Douglas grew up in Marlboro, NJ. After being accepted into Seton Hall University’s (SHU) 3+2 Dual Degree program he received an undergraduate degree in social behavioral sciences. During this time he worked with all of SHU’s Division I sports teams, while also working as a resident assistant for SHU’s housing and residence life staff. Later he earned his Master of Science in Athletic Training from SHU as well. While in graduate school, he worked at various clinical locations, these included; Rutgers University, The Pingry School, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Seton Hall University’s Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning Team. He spent the past few years previously working at NJ Spine and Wellness as the Director of Athletic Training for their neurological location in Old Bridge, NJ. 

Doug is a huge believer in a total body approach to rehab by identifying and correcting all deficits a patient is having. For this reason, his main goal is to get people mentally, physically and emotionally into the best shape they can be, while using the most current evidence-based research. Doug’s future plan is to provide advanced rehabilitation techniques to countries abroad. He hopes to bring the skills of an athletic trainer to populations of people that are not receiving appropriate therapy. In his spare time, he loves to workout, hang out with friends and family, as well as play with his poodle and fold origami.

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