2021 ATSNJ Annual Conference and Business Meeting
 
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Robert Baerman LAT, ATC
Licensed Athletic Trainer
I graduated with my bachelor's degree from Rowan University in 2003. I then earned my master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania, class of 2004. I have worked primarily in the secondary school setting. Starting my career at St. Joseph's Regional High School for one year, I moved on to working at Buena Regional High School for four years. I have also had the pleasure to work at Temple University where I was the head athletic trainer for the women's basketball team. Currently, I am entering his 10th year as the athletic trainer at Kingsway Regional High School. Rowan University is still a major part of my career. I am a preceptor in the athletic training education program, in the middle of my 8th year helping to educate future athletic trainers. I am also an adjunct professor on Rowan's campus where I teach Health and Wellness. The Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey is also a big part of who I am as an athletic trainer. I am in my second term as the Southern Representative to the Executive Council serving my final year in this position. I am hoping to stay involved in the society in some capacity after my term.
 
Kevin Briles ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
ATSNJ President
Kevin Briles has served as District Athletic Trainer and Assistant to the Athletic Director at the Delsea Regional School District since 2004. Previously, he served as Director of Athletic Training Services for Kessler Memorial Hospital for six years. Along with his duties at Delsea, Briles has served as an athletic trainer for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association championships in swimming, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling at the District, Region, and State tournament levels. Furthermore, he has also served as a site manager for wrestling weight certification as a master weight assessor and a member of the NJSIAA's Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. In addition to his secondary school responsibilities, he has served on the athletic training staff at Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College and serves as an adjunct clinical instructor/preceptor at Rowan University. Within the Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey, Briles currently serves as President and sits on the Secondary Schools Committee. He also currently serves as the Co-Chairperson of The Adam Taliaferro Foundation Sports Medicine Symposium Planning Committee. Briles is the recipient of Gettysburg College's Romeo Capozzi Award, The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's Athletic Training Service Award, and The Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association's Civilian Service Award. He is a member of the Rowan University Athletic Training Hall of Fame, The Delsea Regional School District Athletic Hall of Fame, The Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame, and The New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. A 1997 graduate of Gettysburg College, Briles has been participating as a licensed athletic trainer in New Jersey for 23 years. He currently resides in Glassboro, NJ, with his wife of 19 years, Kimberley, their three children, Liz, Kevin Jr., Robert, and his sister-in-law, Jennifer.
 
Ezron Bryson ATC
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Ezron's passion for Athletic Training started at Hofstra University where he spent a significant amount of time working and studying in the discipline. There he was given an amazing opportunity to intern with the New York Jets while he was an undergraduate student. After earning a a Baccalaureate Degree in Athletic Training from Hofstra University, Ezron entered the field on the graduate level to continue to explore his passions and delve deeper into the discipline. Ezron attended the University of Michigan to pursue his Master's Degree in Sports Management while serving as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Michigan Wolverine's Football Team for two years. After earning his Master's Degree in Sport Management, Ezron entered the professional field and began working as the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine at Manhattan College from 2012 to 2015 working primarily with the Men's Basketball team and directly overseeing the Baseball and Women's Volleyball. He on to work as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the University of Georgia where he was primarily responsible for the care of the Men's Basketball Team. Amongst his many responsibilities, Ezron enjoyed mentoring younger staff members and graduate assistants. He encouraged them to follow these three philosophies: Be present, work hard, and cultivate meaningful relationships. Today, Ezron resides in New Jersey with his family and works as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for The New York Jets since 2016. He has served on the NFL Covid-19 Task Force Subcommittee on Isolation & Risk Mitigation and currently serves on the PFATS Diversity Committee. He also serves on the board of Building Young Moguls non-profit organization where the mission is to teach entrepreneurship in marginalized communities.
 
Patrick S Buckley MD
Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Patrick S. Buckley is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at University Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Buckley is a sports medicine specialist with advanced training in the treatment of knee, shoulder and hip injuries. His clinical interests include: - Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction - Cartilage resurfacing - Knee alignment correction - Knee arthroscopy - Meniscus repair - Multi-ligament knee injury - Hip arthroscopy and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) - Orthopaedic trauma surgery - Rotator cuff repair - Shoulder arthritis - Shoulder instability - Shoulder replacement - Biceps tendon rupture - Throwing injuries - Elbow pain/tendonitis - Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury - Achilles tendon rupture - Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection Dr. Buckley completed his fellowship in sports medicine at The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO. Prior to this, he completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated cum laude with his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and graduated cum laude from Villanova University. During his residency, Dr. Buckley helped provide team coverage for Villanova University, the Philladelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Marathon. Then, during his fellowship training, Dr. Buckley treated professional athletes from the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS, and professional ballet companies. Furthermore, he traveled to Japan and New Zealand to provide team coverage for the U.S. Olympic Ski and Snowboard team athletes. He continues to be an active U.S. Olympic Ski and Snowboard physician pool member. In addition to publishing research in peer reviewed journals and presenting at national and international meetings, Dr. Buckley has been awarded several accolades, including: - The Clinical Fellow Award for Outstanding Basic Science Research, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, 2018 - The Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, The Steadman Clinic, 2018 - The Everett J. Gordon Chief Resident Award, Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, 2017 - The Medical Student Teaching Award, Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, 2013 & 2017 - The Mark Chilton Compassion Award, Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, 2014 - Selection as Graduation Speaker by medical school classmates, Jefferson Medical College, 2012 - Membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College, 2011-2012, Vice President, 2012 His professional associates include: - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) - The American Othopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) - The American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) - The Steadman Clinic Fellowship Alumni Association - The Jefferson Orthopaedic Society His hospital affiliations include: - CentraState MEdical Center - Hackensack Meridian Health- Jersey Shore University Medical Center - Saint Peter's University Hospital - RWJ Barnabas Health, New Brunswick - RWJ Barnabas Health, Somerset - Surgical Institute - University Center for Ambulatory Surgery (UCAS)
 
Kenneth Y Chern MD, PA, FAAOS, AANA
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine
Education: Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey A.B. Degree in Biochemistry Magna Cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa June 1984 College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University New York, New York Doctor of Medcine May 1988 Post-Graduate Training: New York Orthopaedic Hospital/ Columbia University Orthopaedic Research Laboratory New York, New York Frank E. Stinchfield Fellow/ Orthopaedic Surgery Research July 1988 to June 1989 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center New York, New York General Surgery Internship July 1989- June 1990 Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center New York, New York Orthopaedic Surgery Residency July 1990- June 1994 Southern Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center Baptist Medical Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship August 1994- July 1995 Hospital Appointments: Jersey Shore University Medical Center, July 2, 1997 Ocean Medical Center, October 28, 1997 Monmouth Medical Center, October 8, 2004 Toms River Surgery Center, April 9, 2002 Shrewsbury Surgery Center, May 31, 2006 SurgiCare of Freehold, April 2012 Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. July 11. 1997- December 31, 2007 Recertified: January 1, 2008- December 31, 2017 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. Certification for Subspecialty- Sports Medicine November 9, 2007- December 31, 2017 Licensure: New Jersey 25MA06554000 Active New York (Inactive) Tennessee (Inactive) Indiana (Inactive) Teaching Appointments: Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery December 16, 2008- June 30, 2011 July 1, 2011- June 30, 2014 Professional Organizations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow 2000 Medical Society of New Jersey/ Monmouth County Medical Society, Member since 1996 New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, Member since 1996 Arthroscopy Association North America, 2001- present Orthopaedic Society of New Jersey Clinical Responsibilities: Monmouth Medical Center, Orthopaedic Clinic, 2004- present Lakewood Blue Claws Team Physician, 2007- Present
 
Charles J Gatt Jr, MD
Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Gatt is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ) after earning his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College. He completed an internship and his residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ). Following his residency, he did a fellowship specializing in orthopaedic sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Gatt received the 2020 Edward J. III Excellence in Medicine Award in recognition for his innovations in developing MeniscoFix, an implantable medical device intended to restore mobility to patients suffering from severe meniscal knee injuries. Accomplishments: - Subspecialty certified in orthopaedic sports medicine - Orthopaedic Consultant and Team Physician at Rutgers University - Head Orthopaedic Consultant for Rider University Athletics - Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Program Director of the Limb Salvage Program at Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) - Named to the New Jersey Monthly Jersey Choice Top Doctors list - Awarded the Patients' Choice Award - Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America - Patients' Choice On-Time Physician recognition - 2020 Edward J. III Excellence in Medicine Award Hospital Affiliations: - Hackensack Meridian Health- Jersey Shore University Medical Center - Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center - RWJ Barnabas Health, New Brunswick - RWJ Barnabas Health, Somerset - Saint Peter's University Hospital - University Center for Ambulatory Surgery (UCAS)
 
Jamie L Mansell PhD, LAT, ATC
Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Director of the CAATE accredited Athletic Training programs
Jamie Mansell is an associate professor of instruction and program director of the CAATE accredited Athletic Training programs in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She completed her MS and PhD in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Athletic Training at Temple University. Research efforts include sport concussion, sexual harassment in athletic training education, and athletic training programmatic assessment. Dr. Masell serves as the treasurer for the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society and is a member of the Ethnic Diversity, Free Communications and Corporate Sponsorship committees. She is also a CATTE site visitor and a mentor for the National Athletic Trainers' Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee.
 
Jaclyn Morrissette PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor & Program Director, Athletic Training & Sports Medicine
Dr. Jaclyn Morrissette is an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Programs at William Paterson University. She completed her PhD at the University of Kentucky in Exercise Science with a concentration in Biomechanics and an emphasis on Gait Analysis. She also has a Master's degree in Sport and Recreation Management from James Madison University and a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from the University of Connecticut. She has presented in a number of areas focusing on gait analysis and how orthopedic and concussion injuries can affect gait. She was also the James L Thornton Keynote Speaker for the student program at the 2020 EATA Conference where she presented on how students can build their brand to navigate their academic and professional careers. Dr. Morrissette is currently continuing her research on gait analysis and the long term effect concussions can have on patient movement patterns. In her free time, she enjoys running and doing outdoor activities with her husband, Dustin.
 
Kristen Muldowney LAT, ATC
Chief Administrative Officer
Kristen Muldowney has served as Vice President of Ambulatory Services at New Bridge Medical Center and its' Clinical Affiliate Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for the past two years. Recently, she was promoted to the Chief Administrative Officer at New Bridge Medical Center. In her role at Bergen New Bridge, Kristen directs all aspects of the ambulatory operations, patient access department, hospital operators, and informatics at the Medical Center. Most recently she was instrumental in the implementation of the Bergen County Drive Thru COVID-19 testing center at the hospital, as well as, creating mobile testing sites for the county of Bergen as well as several colleges. During the COVID-19 pandemic she took at 75 physician practice and quickly transformed it into a telehealth clinic to support COVID-19 patients looking for testing, and physician access in a time of need. Kristen graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training and M.S. in Health Sciences from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She worked as a clinical athletic trainer prior to joining the Rutgers Neurological Institute of New Jersey at New Jersey Medical School where she oversaw the clinical practice operations of the 43 provider neuroscience center. She joined Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City in 2014 as the practice manager where she lead the practice initiatives to grow volume, improve access to care, and opened their second office location. Kristen returned back to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2016 as Director of Operations in the Office of Clinical Affairs, Her primary focus was to develop consistent policies and procedures across the 413 member faculty practice consisting of 18 departments, and oversee the creation of multidisciplinary practice sites. She also led the faculty practice through a rapid EPIC EMR implementation spanning eight months. In addition to her success as a leader, Kristen has been an advocate for young careerist mentorship and can often be found advising those working their way up the healthcare ladder. Her compassion and passion is infectious to those around her and is evident in how she leaves her mark on healthcare.
 
Ryan Oliveira LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Pandemic Response Coordinator
Ryan Oliveira is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer, a level 1 animal flow instructor, and a certified and licensed holistic lifestyle coach. He currently works at the Wardlaw Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey, where he is the head athletic trainer and pandemic response coordinator. He is also an employee at The Soulution which is a health and wellness clinic owned and operated by athletic trainers in Holmdel, New Jersey.
 
Allan Parsells MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT
Licensed Athletic Trainer
Allan Parsells, earned a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Scranton in 2008 before earning a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and a Master's degree in Clinical Athletic Training from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2010. The Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania native is currently employed as an Injury Prevention Specialist with Amazon.com. Prior to his time in Amazon, Allan was employed on the Secondary School level, at Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey as their Head Athletic Trainer. He also has experience at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels. Allan is co-owner of Premier Sports Medicine of New Jersey, LLC, which provides athletic trainers to youth sports organizations, camps, clinics, showcases, and schools. In addition, Premier Sports Medicine of New Jersey is a Licensed Training Provider for the American Red Cross, a sub-distributor of Philips Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and AED supplies, and provider of ImPACT Baseline and Post-Injury Concussion Testing. In addition to being a certified and licensed athletic trainer, Allan is also a certified instructor for the American Red Cross and also holds the ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) certification. Allan is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey and is an avid New York Mets fan. He resides in Flemington, New Jersey with his wife, Katie and three children, Aidan, Norah, and Tyler.
 
Erin Pletcher PhD, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Program
Education: PhD (Rehabilitation Science), 2017, University of Pittsburgh MS (Sport & Recreation Administration, 2007, James Madison University BS (Rehabilitation Science), 2005, University of Pittsburgh Experience: Academic: Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, 2021-Present Assistant Professor, Rowan University, 2017-2020 Non-Academic: Assistant Director of Athletics, Philadelphia University, 2010-2013 Assistant Athletic Trainer, Philadelphia University, 2007-2010 Certified Athletic Trainer, James Madison University, 2005-2007 Certification and Licensure: 2017- 2020: Licensed Athletic Trainer, New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners 2016: Pitt-CIRTL Associate Level Certification in STEM Teaching 2014- Present: Functional Movement Screen Certified, Functional Movement Systems 2012- Present: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association 2008- 2010: Primary Group Exercise Instructor, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America 2008- Present: CPR/AED and First Aid Instructor, American Red Cross 2005- Present: Certified Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Board of Certification 2005- Present: Licensed Athletic Trainer, Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine 2005- Present: CPR/AED and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer, American Red Cross Research Expertise: Injury Prevention/ Performance Optimization - Research interests include understanding the processes involved and formulating approaches for improved injury prevention, performance optimization and rehabilitation in an athletic and military population. Previous work has included assessment of modifiable musculoskeletal risk factors for injury in an athletic and military population and coordination patterns and variability in the softball windmill pitch. Member of: 2017- 2020: Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey 2012- Present: National Strength and Conditioning Association 2005- Present: National Athletic Trainers' Association 2005- Present: Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association 2005- Present: Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Association Recent Publications: Allison KF, Keenan KA, Wohleber MF, Perlsweig KA, Pletcher ER, Lovalekar M, Beals K, Coleman LC, Nindl BC (2017) Greater ankle strength, anaerobic and aerobic capacity, and agility predict Ground Combat Military Occupational School graduation in female Marines. J Sci Med Sport. 20 (Suppl 4):S85-S90 Pletcher ER, Williams VJ, Abt JP, Morgan PM, Parr JJ, Wohleber MF, Lovalekar M, Sell TC (2017) Normative data for NeuroCom Sensory Organization Test in the United States Military Special Operations Forces. J Athl Train. 52:129-136.
 
John Salvo MD
Sports Medicine Surgeon and Director of Hip Arthroscopy
Dr. Salvo is double board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in sports injuries, knee ligament (ACL & PCL) reconstructions, meniscus tears, shoulder instability, rotator cuff repairs, and hip arthroscopy. As Director of Hip Arthroscopy program at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Salvo is one of the region's leaders in hip arthroscopy & hip preservation, particularly in athletes. He is a team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Philadelphia Flyers, and a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an active member of several subspecialty societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy.
 
Kevin J Silva EdD, MSAT, ATC
Keynote Speaker, Coordinator of Clinical Education
Education: May 2020- Doctor of Education in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Plymouth State University July 2014- Post-Professional Residency (CAATE Accredited) Primary Care Sports Medicine Residency New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI) May 2013- Master of Science in Athletic Training (CAATE Accredited) Ohio University May 2011- Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (CAATE Accredited) Minor in Sports Physiology (Magna Cum Laude) Plymouth State University Certification & Licensure: 2015- Emergency Care & Safety Institute Instructor (BLS/CPR/AED/First Aid) 2014- National Provider Identifier #1134535883 2014- State of Massachusetts, Licensed Athletic Trainer #2672 2011 Board of Certification, Certified Athletic Trainer 2000007228 2020-2019- GENOS Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach 2015-2006- American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/First Aid 2015-2013- State of New Hampshire, Licensed Athletic Trainer #0567 2014-2011- State of Ohio, Licensed Athletic Trainer #AT003674 Academic Experience: Present-2019- Assistant Professor Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Salem State University Present-2019- Coordinator of Clinical Education Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Salem State University Present-2019- Adjunct Professor School of Health Science, Master of Science in Athletic Training Program Merrimack College 2020- Visiting Professor College of Human Science and Education, Master's in Athletic Training Program North Dakota State University 2019-2015- Athletic Training Program Assistant/Instructor Sport and Movement Science, Athletic Training Program Salem State University 2019-2015- Adjunct Professor Sport and Movement Science Salem State University 2013-2011- Graduate Teaching Assistant College of Applied Science and Wellness, Division of AT & PT Ohio University 2013-2011- Clinical Preceptor/Instructor Intercollegiate Athletics (Football): Undergraduate AT Students Ohio University Clinical Experience: Present-2015- Athletic Trainer (Contract) Salem State University 2018-2017 Athletic Trainer (Contract) Boston College Club Sports/Newton-Wellesley Hospital 2015-2014- Head Athletic Trainer Bishop Gertin High School Nashua, NH 2014-2013- Resident Athletic Trainer NHMI Primary Care Sports Medicine Residency Manchester, NH 2014-2013 Head Athletic Trainer West High School/ Drop-in Sports Injury Clinic Manchester, NH 2013-2011 Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Intercollegiate Athletics, Football Ohio University Professional Activities/Service: Present-2020- Athletic Advisory Committee Salem State University Present-2020- Advisory Board Member, Physical Therapist Assistant Program Northshore Community College Present-2019- Advisory Board Member, Athletic Training Residency New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute Present-2017- Advisory Board Member, Occupational Therapy Program Salem State University Grants: -Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions Student Research Grant. 2012-2013 -Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association Graduate Research Grant. 2011-2012 Clinical & Professional Experiences: 2020- Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association (EATA) 72nd Convention, speaker & moderator 2018- Genos Emotional Intelligence Conference and Certification Program, Boston, MA 2018- Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Conference, Tampa, FL 2018- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, New Orleans, LA 2017- Commission of Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Conference, Tampa, FL 2016- Commission of Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Conference, Tampa, FL 2016- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, Baltimore, MD 2016- Athletic Trainers' of Massachusetts: "Hit the Hill Day", Boston, MA 2015- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, St. Louis, MO 2015- Advocates for Athletes: "Athletes Saving Athletes" 2014- Advocates for Athletes: "Athletes Saving Athletes" 2014- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, Indianapolis, IN 2013- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, Las Vegas, NV 2013- Brain Injury Association of NH 1/2 Marathon, medical staff coordinator 2012- Advocare V100 Independence Bowl Game, OU Football 2012 Mid-America Conference Championships, OU Wrestling 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Game, OU Football 2011- Mid-America Conference Championships, OU Football 2011- Boston Athletic Association, 115th Boston Marathon 2010- National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Symposia & AT Expo, Philadelphia, PA 2010-2009- NH Scottish Highland Games, Strong man/dance competitions Awards/Honors: 2013- 1st Place- OU Graduate Research Expo (Master's thesis- MAPS ACL) 2013- 2nd Place- OU Graduate Research Expo (Master's project- MAPS Ankle) 2012- NATA Research and Education Foundation Graduate Scholarship 2011- PSU Outstanding Senior Athletic Training Award 2011- PSU Athletic Department, Panther Award 2011- New Hampshire Athletic Trainers' Association Scholarship 2011- Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges 2011- NATA iLead representative (NH) 2011- PSU Quiz Bowl representative, EATA 2011-2009- Iota Tau Alpha: National Athletic Training Honors Society (Vice President) 2011-2008- Athletic Directors Honor Roll: Athletic Training Student & Student-Athlete 2010- NASPE Outstanding Student Award 2010- NHAPERD Outstanding Student Award 2010- PSU Athletic Training Club Vice President & Newsletter writer/editor 2010- PSU President's List 2010- NATA Research and Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2010- PSU Julie Bernier Scholarship 2010- New Hampshire Athletic Trainers' Association Scholarship
 
Christopher J Spagnuola MD, PA, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine
Education: UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School Newark, New Jersey Doctor of Medicine Degree May 22, 1996 Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science Degree 1988 Post-Graduate Training: Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Fellowship August 1, 2001- August 1, 2002 Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, New Jersey Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 1997-2001 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation 1999-2000 Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, New Jersey General Surgery Internship 1996-1997 Hospital Appointments: Ocean Medical Center Brick, NJ- July 22, 2003 Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ- June 2004 Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, NJ- May 14, 2004 Toms River Surgery Center Toms River, NJ- May 5, 2003 Shrewsbury Surgery Center Shrewsbury, NJ- May 31, 2006 Surgicare of Freehold Freehold, NJ- April 2012 Licensure: New Jersey 25MA6694300- February 1998- Active Pennsylvania (Inactive) Certifications: America Board of Orthopaedic Surgery July 11, 2004- December 31, 2014 Recertified for January 1, 2015- December 31, 2024 Certification for Subspecialty- Sports Medicine November 9, 2007- December 31, 2017 Teaching Appointments: Monmouth Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor- Department of Orthopaedics July 1, 2006- present Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor- Department of Orthopaedics August 14, 2007- June 30, 2010 July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012 Professional Memberships: American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, 2004- present American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2003- present New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, 2004- present Medical Society of New Jersey/ Monmouth County Medical Society, 2002- Present Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey- 2004- present Honors and Awards: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey AOA Recipient of Medical Alumni Association Scholarship 1993, 1994, 1995 Summer Research Grant Awarded by New Jersey Medical Alumni Association Summer Research Symposium Participant 1993 Awarded the Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity Scholarship Monmouth Medical Center Recipient of the F&J Orthopaedic Award 2001 Recipient of the Howard Strauss Cardiology Award 2001 Recipient of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery "Golden Hands Award" for superior teaching of orthopaedic residents 2005 Recipient of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery "Golden Hands Award" for superior teaching of orthopaedic residents 2012 Professional Committees & Administrative Services: Monmouth Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Drexel University College of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Toms River Surgery Center Medical Executive Committee Toms River Surgery Center Governing Board Member Educational Activities: Sports Medicine & Shoulder Conference 2004- Present Provider: Continuing Education Courses, National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification Clinical Activities: Ocean County College Team Physician, 2003- Present Ocean Township High School Team Physician, 2005- Present Monmouth Medical Center, Orthopaedic Faculty Lakewood Blue Claws Team Physician, 2007-2014
 
Jessica Springstead EdD, ATC
ATSNJ Conference Chair and ATSNJ President Elect
Jessica Springstead earned her undergraduate degree in Athletic training from Kean University in 2002, she then moved on to Salisbury University as a graduate assistant earning her Master of Education in Post Secondary Education in 2004, and lastly earning her educational doctorate from Seton Hall University in Higher Education in 2015. Along the way she has been an athletic trainer at a variety of high and collegiate settings, as well as within the clinical setting at Overlook Medical Center in the Concussion Center. Currently, she is the Practice Administrator at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center for the Outpatient Ambulatory Center where she oversees the day to day operations of 26 different specialties, nearly 70 providers and all support staff which serve in 3 different locations. Jessica has also served on various committees at the state and regional levels to help further the profession of athletic training. She is currently the President-Elect of the Athletic Trainers' Society of NJ and will be taking over as President for the next 2 years at this upcoming state meeting.
 
Kenneth G Swan MD
Sports Medicine Surgeon
Dr. Kenneth G. Swan, Jr obtained his medical degree from Cornell University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He subsequently did a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the University of Colorado. Accomplishments: - Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Subspecialty Trained and Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine - Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Director of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Director of the Human Motion Institute at Raritan Bay Medical Center - Team Physician, Woodbridge Township School District, Woodbridge, NJ - Team Physician, Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, NJ - "Gold Doc" Humanism Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2014 - "Top Docs" Award, Inside Jersey Magazine, 2012, 2013 - Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - Volunteer Faculty Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2011, 2016 - Resident Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, 2005 - Extensive Medical & Academic Publications and Presentations - Member, Cornell University Varsity Football, Ivy League Championship Team, 1990 - Inductee, Columbia High School Athletic Hall of Fame (Wrestling), Maplewood, NJ - Castle Connolly Top Doctor Hospital Affiliations: - CentraState Medical Center - Hackensack Meridian Health- Jersey Shore University Medical Center - Hackensack Meridian Health- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge - Hackensack Meridian Health- Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy - RWJ Barnabas Health, New Brunswick - Saint Peter's University Hospital - Surgical Institute - University Center for Ambulatory Surgery (UCAS)