Young Professionals

Committee Chair

Erica Kendrick, M.Ed, ATC

Setting: Collegiate

Committee Members


Sam Drewes, MS, ATC

Setting: Hospital Outreach/High School


Omar Fercha, MA, ATC

Setting: Industrial


Briana N. Orlob, MS, ATC

Setting: Clinic


Greg Wakefield, MS, ATC, FRA, FRCms

Setting: Clinic/High School               

OATS YPC Mission

The mission of the OATS Young Professionals’ Committee (YPC) is to serve athletic trainers in Oregon during their first 12 years after initial certification/licensure by identifying and addressing current and potential issues relevant to young professional needs. This committee will provide a voice for YPs and promote professional socialization.




The vision of the OATS YPC is to serve as a valuable resource for those that are transitioning to practice and those within their first 12 years of initial certification by providing the most up to date content on issues that impact YPs



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What is an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and other health care professionals to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. For more information regarding the profession of Athletic Training visit the NATA.

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