Student Senate

The mission of the OATA Student Senate (OSS) is to organize educational programs and opportunities to meet the needs of the OATA students, and to develop the athletic training leaders of tomorrow.  The two main programs the OSS organizes are the OATA Athletic Training Student Symposium & Quiz Bowl in January, and the Student Education Program as part of the OATA Annual Meeting in May.  The Student Senators also strive to connect with the OATA Student Members to keep them updated on the latest news and events going on across the state relevant to athletic training. The OSS consists of 12 students – a President and President-Elect (who also serve on the GLATA Student Senate), and two representatives from each district in the state.

 

Meet your Student Senators!

Brooke Daniell-President (SE District Representative)
Brooke is from Belpre, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2016. She is currently a graduate student at The University of Virginia, and the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Charlottesville High School. As the President of the Student Senate, Brooke works closely with the OATA Executive Committee in leading student senate projects, and representing, as well as mentoring athletic training students. Brooke also serves as the student program coordinator for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association. She is a part-time instructor for undergraduate cross-training and conditioning courses at the University of Virginia, and is currently working on a master's thesis regarding concussion and metabolic response after brain injury. In her free time, Brooke participates in half and full marathon races.

Marin Schaffner-President Elect (NW District Representative)             

Marin is from Wauseon, Ohio, and graduated from Wauseon High School. She is currently completing her junior year at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. At Heidelberg, Marin has worked with division III football, a local Tiffin high school, and men's soccer. As President-Elect, Marin aids the President in herduties and acts as second-in-command. Marin is also a member of the GLATA Student Senate and acts as the liaison between the OATA Student Senate and the GLATA Student Senate. When not at school or in the athletic training room, Marin works at a local coffee shop and loves to read, paint, and run. After graduating from Heidelberg, Marin hopes to obtain a Master's Degree while working as a graduate assistant.

Samantha Chrismer-Secretary (SW District Representative)    

Samantha is from Eaton, Ohio and went to Eaton High School. Samantha started as a student athletic trainer when she was fifteen years old under her high school Athletic Trainer at Eaton. She attends Wright State University and works two part time jobs. She works at the YMCA in Preble County and with the Dayton Dragons Class A Professional Baseball Team where she got her first experience with athletic training at a higher level. She hopes to get her Master’s degree and work at the collegiate or professional level. She is the OATA Student Senate Secretary and is responsible for taking meeting minutes and assisting with the monthly newsletter. In her free time, she enjoys running and she looks forward to running again after recovering from surgery.

Ashli Tanner-Webmaster (SW District Representative)
Ashli is from Fairfield, Ohio and she graduated from Fairfield High School. She is currently completing her senior year at the University of Cincinnati. As one of the southwest representatives and Webmaster of the OATA Student Senate, Ashli writes the monthly student newsletter, keeps the Student Senate Facebook page updated weekly and keeps in contact with athletic training program directors in order to share information with students. She has worked clinically with the University of Cincinnati’s division one volleyball and football teams, division three baseball and women’s basketball at Thomas More College, as well as Roger Bacon High School. She is currently completing her internship at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of athletic training, Ashli enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and working out.

Caitlyn Tulloss-Treasurer (Central District Representative)                           

Caitlyn is from Utica, Ohio and graduated from Northridge High School. She is a senior at Capital University, where she is Treasurer of her athletic training student organization, CUSATC, and President of Capital's Iota Tau Alpha Beta Chapter. As Treasurer of the OATA Student Senate, Caitlyn is in charge of organizing and developing the Senate's budget, as well as to collect and record any monetary donations on behalf of the Senate. She has worked clinically with Capital's women's soccer team, men's lacrosse team, baseball team, football team, and Upper Arlington High School.  Outside of clinical duties, she is a medical volunteer at Columbus's Nationwide Children's Marathon and Special Olympics. Additionally, Caitlyn is also a captain for Capital's cross country and track & field teams.  Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to study Human Nutrition.

Mike Cintron- Annual Meeting Coordinator (NE District Representative)
Mike is from Brunswick, Ohio, and is a graduate of Brunswick High School and the Medina County Career Center Class of 2013. Mike was involved in the Sports Medicine and Exercise program at the career center. He is now going into his senior year at the University of Mount Union as an athletic training major, and a double minor in exercise science and coaching. He is also involved in the Dowling Mentor program, and was president of sophomore service his sophomore year. He is an athletic training club member, president of Iota Tau Alpha Honors Beta Phi Chapter, and serves as the Annual Meeting Coordinator on the OATA Student Senate. As the Annual Meeting Coordinator, he helps to organize and find presenters for the student portion of the OATA Annual Meeting. Mike hopes to either work at a high school or attend grad school and become a graduate assistant. Mike enjoys sports, especially baseball and playing his drums and guitar. .

Josselyn Cook- Annual Meeting Coordinator (NW District Representative)
Josselyn is from Tiffin, Ohio and is a graduate of Heidelberg University. She is currently working on her Masters of Sports Administration at the University of New Mexico. Josselyn works as a Teaching Assistant at the University and is an Athletic Trainer for Eldorado High School. Josselyn serves as the Annual Meeting Coordinator and helps to plan the annual meeting in May. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, photography and playing with her three dogs. Upon completion of her master’s degree Josselyn plans to continue her career in the collegiate setting.

Makayla Buehler- Quiz Bowl Coordinator (SE District Representative)
Makayla is from St. Marys, Ohio, and is a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. Currently, Makayla is completing her senior year in the Athletic Training Program at Ohio University. On the Student Senate, Makayla serves as the Quiz Bowl Coordinator where she contributes to the planning and organizing of the Quiz Bowl event held in January. Throughout her clinical experience, Makayla has had the opportunity to work with Division I sports such as volleyball, and track and field. Additionally, she has worked with local high schools in southeast Ohio, as well as with the performing artists at Ohio University. Currently, Makayla is completing an internship at Orthopedic One. In her free time, Makayla enjoys writing, running, and spending time with family and friends. Upon graduation, Makayla hopes to attend graduate school for her Master’s in athletic training, and eventually work with college volleyball.

Bailey Hinegarder- Quiz Bowl Coordinator (Central District Representative)
Bailey is from Cridersville, Ohio and graduated from Wapakoneta High School. He is a junior at Capital University where he is a member of their athletic training club. As one of the Quiz Bowl co-coordinators for the OATA student senate, Bailey helps to plan and organize the OATA student Quiz Bowl. He has worked clinically with division II soccer and football, division III lacrosse and at Upper Arlington High School. Upon graduation from Capital University, Bailey plans to attend a Physical Therapy school to become a Physical Therapist. Bailey is one of the two central district representatives for the OATA student senate.

Sam Cogen- Public Relations Coordinator (SE District Representative)
Sam is from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Sycamore High School. Sam is currently a junior at Ohio University where he is the Vice President of the Ohio University Student Athletic Training Organization. He is also a Peer Mentor, as well as a Teaching Assistant for the underclassmen’s gross anatomy lab. As one of the southeast representatives and the public relations coordinator, he is responsible for staying in contact with the program directors in the district, and he helps update the Student Senate Facebook account. Sam has worked clinically with the Science and Health in Artistic Performance Clinic, Ohio University Club Sports, and is currently working with the Ohio University football team. In his free time, Sam works as a soccer referee and enjoys playing guitar. Upon graduation, his current plan is to attend graduate school to obtain his Master’s Degree in athletic training while working as a graduate assistant.

Cassie Parise- Sponsorships and Donations Coordinator (NE District Representative)
Cassie is from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and graduated from Seneca Valley Senior High School. She is currently a senior at Kent State University. She is currently the multimedia coordinator for the student athletic training organization at Kent State and is also a member of the peer leadership programs. As the Sponsorships and Donations chair for the OATA student senate, it is her responsibility to contact sales reps and obtain donations for the student portion of the OATA Annual Meeting. While at Kent State, Cassie has worked with women’s field hockey, men’s basketball, at Aurora high school and at University Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center. After graduation, Cassie hopes to obtain her Master’s in Athletic Training while working as a graduate assistant. One day, Cassie would love to work as an athletic training professor at a university.

Alexis Walker- Sponsorships and Donations Co-coordinator (NW District Representative)
Alexis is from Fort Myers, Florida and graduated from Fort Myers High School. She is currently a senior at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. As Sponsorship and Donations Co-Coordinator, Alexis maintains contact with corporations, local businesses, and other organizations to explore potential support opportunities. At Defiance College, Alexis has worked with football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and softball. When not in the athletic training room, Alexis serves as an Assistant Hall Director in the resident halls and is a peer mentor to freshman at Defiance College. Alexis also has a minor in music, so she also is involved in various vocal and instrumental ensembles on campus. After graduating, Alexis hopes to continue her education after her undergraduate studies and someday work for sports at the collegiate or professional level.

 

 

 

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Check out the story behind Advocates for Injured Athletes!

The OATA Student Senate, in collaboration with the GLATA Student Senate, started fundraising for Advocates for Injured Athletes at least year’s OATA Annual Meeting. This year we will continue to fundraise at the OATA Annual Meeting as well as at the Quiz Bowl. For more information on Advocates for Injured Athletes, please check out their website: http://injuredathletes.org/.

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Student Senate
Advisor
Carrie Fister


e-mail: coliver78@gmail.com
Members
Samantha Chrismer


e-mail: chrismer.3@wright.edu
Members
Samuel Cogen


e-mail: sam.cogen2@gmail.com
Members

Brooke Daniell


e-mail: bk613312@ohio.edu
Members
Bailey Hinegardner


e-mail: redskinfutball@bright.net
Members

Marin Schaffner


e-mail: mschaffner1418@gmail.com
Members
Caitlyn Tulloss


e-mail: ctulloss@capital.edu
Members
Alexis Walker


e-mail: awalker003@defiance.edu