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 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!

 

 

Carolyn Meder- Past President 

Carolyn is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and is currently completing her fourth year in the athletic training program at the University of Cincinnati. Carolyn is the Vice President of the athletic training organization at UC as well as a student senator for GLATA and the President-elect of OATA. She has completed clinical work with the UC Football Team, Seton High School, UC’s College Conservatory of Music’s Ballet Department, UC’s Track and Field Team and the Cincinnati Ballet. Carolyn plans on pursuing a career in the performing arts and is heavily involved in dance medicine research. After graduating Carolyn hopes to obtain a Master’s Degree concentrating in athletic training and dance medicine.

 

Rachel Reinhart- President

Rachel is from Columbus, Ohio and is currently a senior at Wilmington College. She is the President of the OATA Student Senate and also serves as Secretary for the GLATA Student Senate. At Wilmington, Rachel is the President for the Sports Medicine Leadership Council and the has served in numerous roles in her sorority, Kappa Delta. Her clinical experiences have included working with Wilmington men's soccer, a local high school, and the Ohio AAA Columbus Blue Jackets. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse and baking. After graduating, Rachel is attending Ohio University to pursue her Master's degree in Athletic Training while working as a Graduate Assistant.

 

 

Meghan Webber- President Elect

Meghan is a native of Columbus, Ohio and is currently a senior at Miami University.  She serves as President Elect 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.

 

 

Valerie Treharne - 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. 

 

 

Justine Mitchell - 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 serve on the Greek Life Council. 

 

 

Nicholas Keller - 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.

 

 

Cynthia Brand - Treasuer & 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.

 

 

Kristin Sondys - 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 

 

 

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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