2021 ATSNJ Annual Conference and Business Meeting
Student Program Information

The ATSNJ Student Committee will host a Student Round Table on Sunday, February 28th at 3pm. Student attendees will also have access to the full conference on Sunday and Monday, February 28-March 1.

The Roundtable Discussion allows students to direct their questions to a variety of professionals in the healthcare world. To open, the students have asked the panelists to reflect on the following question:

How has COVID-19 affected your respected professional setting?

Please join us and bring your own questions for the panelists.

Robert Baerman represents the Public High School setting. 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 1 year, I moved on to working at Buena Regional High School for 4 years. I have also had the pleasure to work at Temple University for one year where I was the athletic trainer for the women's basketball team. Currently, I am entering my 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.
Ezron Bryson, LAT, ATC
Ezron Bryson represents the professional setting. 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 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 2 years. After earning his Master's Degree in Sports Management, Ezron entered the professional field and began working as the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine at Manhattan College from 2012-2015 working primarily with the Men's Basketball Team and directly overseeing Baseball and Women's Volleyball. He went 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 3 philosophies: Be present, work hard, and cultivate 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 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.
Kristen Muldowney represents the Health Care Administration setting. She 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 2 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
Ryan Oliveira represents the Private High School setting. He 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, NJ 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, NJ.
Allan Parsells, represents the Industrial setting. He 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 at 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 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 Phillips 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 America Red Cross and also holds the ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer (ITAT) certification. Allan is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' 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 3 children, Aidan, Norah, and Tyler.