Committees & Officers of Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society

The more our members get involved the stronger our state organization and athletic training profession becomes. The NATA is only as strong as its districts, the districts are only as strong as its individual states, and the profession of athletic training in Kansas is only as strong as its ACTIVE members involved with KATS.

BE ACTIVE within your profession!

KATS Officers

Dr. Phillip Vardiman, PhD, LAT, ATC

President

Manhattan, KS

t: (785) 532-5568

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Justin Clark, LAT, ATC

President-Elect

Abilene, KS

t: (785) 466-1365

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Caitlin Truhe, MHPE, LAT, ATC

Secretary

Topeka, KS

t: (785) 554-8661

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Dr. David Fitzhugh, PhD, LAT, ATC

Treasurer

Hays, KS

t: (785) 628-4354

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Leigha Limbach, MS, LAT, ATC

Public Relations

Emporia, KS

t: (620) 341-5955

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Karen Garrison, MA, LAT, ATC

Past-President

Paxico, KS

t: (785) 670-1461

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KATS Committees & Chairs

Amy Cahill

Honor and Awards

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Pete Manely

Intercollegiate Committee on Sports Medicine

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Justin Clark (President-Elect)

KSHSAA/SMAC

Abilene, KS

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Jennifer Raybern

LGBTQ+

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Open

NATA Foundation

Steve Barrett

Practice Advancement

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Dawn Emerson

Research Grants

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Steve Zimmerman

Scholarship

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Jamie Blackim

Secondary School Athletic Trainers

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Karen Garrison

Symposium

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Caitlin Truhe

Young Professionals

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Jennifer MacFadyen

Traveling Road Show

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Whitney Bailey

College/University Athletic Training Students

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Shawna Jordan

Governmental Affairs

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Brad Jones

History and Archives

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