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 November, 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 7 students – a President and President-Elect (who also serve on the GLATA Student Senate), and a representative from each district in the state.

 

 

Meet your OATA Student Senators!

Rachel Reinhart - Past President

Rachel is from Columbus, Ohio and is currently serving as the Past President of the OATA Student Senate. She is a first year Post-Professional Masters in Athletic Training student at Ohio University and works as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Hilliard Bradley High School and Memorial Middle School. Rachel came on to the Student Senate while a junior at Wilmington College and graduated from Wilmington in May of 2019. She enjoys working with patients of all ages.

 

Meghan Webber - President

Meghan is a native of Columbus, Ohio and is currently a senior at Miami University. She serves as President for the OATA Student Senate and is also a student senator for GLATA. At Miami, she is working with men’s football and has worked with baseball, volleyball, hockey, and cross country in the past. In her free time, she is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. In the upcoming summer, she will be going to China to complete an internship as a strength and conditioning intern with Ersha Olympic Training Center. After graduating, she hopes to get her CSCS and pursue a Master’s degree while working as a Graduate Assistant. She would eventually like to work with collegiate hockey or baseball teams.

 

David Jacques - President Elect  

David Jacques was born and raised in West Chester, Ohio, and is a junior at Cedarville University. He fills the role of President Elect for the OATA Student Senate and plans to represent Ohio as the first early career athletic training student as GLATA reworks their student to become the Council for Early Career Athletic Trainers. During his time at Cedarville, David has also served as an Org Officer for the school's Athletic Training Student Organization and as an active member of the school's Student Alumni Association. He has completed clinical rotations with Cedarville, and several local high schools. He looks forward to his summer internship with FC Cincinnati. David plans to continue to earn his undergrad and master's degree in athletic training.

 

Joseph Barbetta – Secretary (Southwest District Representative)

Joseph is from Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently a junior at Miami University. His clinical experiences have been with Miami’s Football team, Men’s Basketball team, and two local high schools being Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio and Cincinnati Christian Schools in Fairfield, Ohio. After graduating from Miami University, he would like to go on to pursue his Master’s in Athletic Training while working as a Graduate Assistant. He would eventually like to work with a professional or collegiate football team. In his free time, Joseph watches and reads about sports and plays golf.

 

Valerie Treharne - Past Secretary (Northeast District Representative)

Valerie is from Uniontown, Ohio and graduated from Lake High School. She is currently a junior at Ashland University. She has worked clinically with wrestling and softball at Ashland University and is currently working with the College of Wooster men’s lacrosse team. In her free time, Valerie enjoys running and spending time with friends/family. After graduating from Ashland University, Valerie plans to continue her education by getting her Master’s degree in Athletic Training. 

 

Abby Federici - Quiz Bowl Coordinator (Northeast District Representative)

Abby is from Findlay, Ohio and graduated from Findlay High School. She is currently a junior at Ashland University. While at AU, she has clinically worked with two high schools in the area as well as the university’s men’s soccer and basketball teams. She has also worked with the College of Wooster’s men’s basketball and baseball teams. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and participating in different activities on campus. At Ashland, Abby plays on the women’s lacrosse team, helps new students as a member of the Orientation Team, and puts in time for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. After graduation, Abby plans on continuing her education and earning her Master’s degree.

 

Justine Mitchell - Past Quiz Bowl Coordinator (Northwest District Representative)

Justine is from Bluffton, OH and is going to be a senior at Heidelberg University. She has worked with volleyball, outdoor track, football, and athletes at Seneca East high school. After graduation, she plans to continue her education in a master’s program as well as become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys working with her border collies and raising Boer goats. At Heidelberg, Justine is a Student Ambassador, Vice President of a women's empowerment group named Zeta Theta Psi, and also serves on the Greek Life Council. 

 

 

Hayley Suchland - Public Relations & Webmaster (Southeast District Representative)

Hayley is from South Vienna, Ohio and is currently a sophomore at Wilmington College. She is the Southeast District Representative and serves as Public Relations and Webmaster Chair for the Student Senate. At Wilmington College, Hayley is the Student Representative for the Sports Medicine Leadership Council, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member of the softball team. Hayley is also in the Honor's Program at Wilmington College. Clinically, she has worked with Divison III collegiate athletics, high school athletics, chiropractic care, and orthopedic care. After graduation, Hayley would like to pursue a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

 

Nicholas Keller - Past Public Relations & Webmaster (Southeast District Representative)

Nicholas is a native of Lima, Ohio and is currently a junior at Wilmington College. He is the Southeast District Representative and serves as Public Relations and Webmaster Chair for the Student Senate. At Wilmington College, Nicholas is majoring in athletic training and theatre and minors in coaching. He is also involved with Wilmington College’s Educational Theatre Company, Chorale, and Activities Programming Board on which he serves as the Treasurer. Nicholas is also a swimmer for the Wilmington College Swim Team. Clinically, he has worked with Division III collegiate athletics, high school athletics, chiropractic care, and orthopedic care. After graduation, Nicholas would like to pursue a master's degree in performing arts medicine and then pursue a doctorate in athletic training.

 

Logan Lamalie - Treasurer & Sponsorships/Donations Coordinator (Central District Representative)

Logan is a native of Fremont, Ohio and is currently a sophomore at the Ohio State University. She serves as the Treasurer & Sponsorships/Donations for the OATA Student Senate. During her time at Ohio State, Logan has had clinical experiences with Women's Lacrosse, Football, and Men's Basketball. When she is not in class or at clinicals, she is an active member of several intramural sports, loves traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Logan plans on continuing her education upon receiving her bachelor's degree. In the future, Logan hopes to work as an Athletic Trainer for Football, Baseball, or Men's Basketball at the collegiate or professional level.

 

Cynthia Brand - Past Treasurer & Sponsorships/Donations Coordinator (Central District Representative)

Cynthia Brand hails from Long Island, New York and is currently a junior at the Ohio State University. She serves as the Treasurer/Sponsorships & Donations for the OATA Student Senate. During her time at Ohio State, Cynthia has had clinical experiences with Cross Country, Track & Field, Football, and Men's Basketball. When not in class or at clinicals, she is an active participant in BuckeyeThon, student-run philanthropy at Ohio State. Cynthia plans on continuing her education after receiving her bachelor's degree. In the future, Cynthia hopes to work as an Athletic Trainer for Football or Men's Basketball at the collegiate or professional level.

 

Ben Adams - Student Education Program Coordinator (Northwest District Representative)

Ben is from Hudson, OH and is currently in his first year of the professional master’s program at the University of Toledo. Ben completed his undergraduate degree in kinesiology at the University of Kentucky. His clinical experiences include working with the Toledo Women’s Basketball team and athletes at Southview High School. In his free time, Ben enjoys outdoor activities such as wakeboarding, snowboarding, and hiking. After graduation, Ben has aspirations to become an Athletic Trainer in the Division I Football setting.

 

Kristin Sondys - Past Student Education Program Coordinator (Southwest District Representative)

Kristin is from San Diego, California and is currently a Senior at Miami University. Her clinical experiences have been with Miami’s Women’s Softball team, Women’s Field Hockey team, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey, and Mercy Health’s Physical Therapy clinic in Oxford. After graduating from Miami University, she would like to go on to pursue her Master’s in Athletic Training while working as a Graduate Assistant. She would eventually like to work with a collegiate hockey team. In her free time, Kristin enjoys reading and visiting national parks when she can.

 

 

Dr. Kristine Ensign - Student Senate Advisor 

 

 

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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/.

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