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 OATA Student Senators!

 


Marin Schaffner-President (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.

Carolyn Meder- President Elect (SW District Representative)


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.


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 & Webmaster (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.


Dillon Hoskins- Treasurer & Sponsorships and Donations Chair (NW District Representative)

Dillon is from Marion, Ohio and graduated from Marion Harding High School. He just finished his sophomore year and in the fall of 2017 he will begin his junior year at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. At Heidelberg, Dillon has worked with division III football and baseball. As Treasurer of the OATA Student Senate, Dillon is in charge of organizing and developing the Student Senate's budget as well as collecting and recording any donations on behalf of the Student Senate. As the Sponsorships and Donations Chair, it is his responsibility to contact sales reps and obtain donations for the student portion of the OATA Annual Meeting. Outside of athletic training, Dillon is a Resident Assistant (RA) for Heidelberg University. After gradution, Dillon hopes to obtain a Master's degree. 

 Bri Heydinger- Annual Meeting Coordinator (NE District Representative)

Bri is from Shelby, Ohio and she graduated from Shelby High School. In the fall, she will start her junior year at the University of Akron. At the University of Akron, Bri will be serving as the Treasurer of the student athletic training organization for the 2017-2018 academic year. Clincially, Bri has worked with the volleyball and men's soccer teams at the University. On the Student Senate, Bri serves as the Annual Meeting Coordinator and she is responsible for helping to plan and organize the Student Education Program at the OATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Upon graduation, she plans on obtaining her Master's degree while working as a Graduate Assistant.

 Carrie Fister- Student Senate Advisor

 

 

NPI Number (National Provider Identifier):

Please click here for more information on NPI numbers!

For step-by-step directions on how to get your NPI number please click here

 

 

OATA Mentorship Program:

Click here  to take the survey in order to be enrolled in the OATA Mentorship Program. This program is a multi-directional approach designed to connect athletic training students, young professionals and experienced professionals. Members are paired based on specific professional goals and members establish communication via email.

 

 

OATA PAC (Political Action Committee):

Click here  to donate to the OATA PAC.

The purpose of the OATA PAC is to support legislators and candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the OATA and its members. The PAC and its members can be a valued resource to legislators as it relates to healthcare and sports safety issues. In addition, the support of these candidates may also be through financial contributions, as well as members volunteering their time to aid a candidate.

 

 

 

 

The OATA Student Senate, in collaboration with the GLATA Student Senate, started fundraising for Advocates for Injured Athletes  For more information on Advocates for Injured Athletes, please check out their website: http://injuredathletes.org/.

Check out the story behind Advocates for Injured Athletes!

 

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