Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association

Leadership Directory

   President Vice-President

Eric Gunderson LAT, ATC, OTC
Peachtree Orthopedics of Atlanta
(404) 350-4715 Office
(404) 352-7272 Fax

Paul Higgs MEd, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Georgia College Athletics
Campus Box 65
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-1787 Office

   Secretary  Treasurer  
Cheryl Cundy LAT, ATC
King's Ridge Christian School
2765 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(470) 695-8497 Office

203 Slate Drive 
Buford GA 30518

  Past President


Region Representatives:

 *GATA Region Map*


  Crystal Clark, MS, ATC, LAT -- Dalton, GA

Jared Sandler, ATC, LAT --Young Harris, GA


Jay Pearson, ATC, LAT--Atlanta, GA

Stephanie Vasquez,  ATC, LAT--
Atlanta, GA


Amos Mansfield, ATC, LAT--Macon, GA


Phillip Pieplow, ATC, LAT --Valdosta, GA


Donna Sledge, ATC, LAT--Tifton, GA



GATA Committees
Committee Chair


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Executive Committee Eric Gunderson
  • Leadership of the GATA; Officers elected by the GATA membership;
  • Provides oversight of all GATA committees.
Region Representatives See list
  • Serve as resource for members of their respective GATA regions. 
  • Voice concerns of their constituents to the Executive Board and recruit members for the various GATA committees from their members. 
  • Serve as resource for all GATA Committees
Region Map
Governmental Affairs Paul Higgs
  • Monitor legislation at the State Capitol that impacts the practice of athletic training in Georgia;
  • Liaison between GATA and our lobbyist.
Committee on Revenue
  • Serve as a resource for GATA members for solutions regarding reimbursement by insurance companies for athletic training services.
Reimbursement in Georgia
Development & Corporate Sponsorships

Jim Fox

  • Conduct fundraising activities for the Association, including Corporate Partners, Merchandise Sales, etc.

Corporate Partners

Public Relations Jeff Hopp
Amanda Leon
  • Publicize events related to the practice of athletic training in Georgia to the general public and our members through social media, press releases, and listserve announcements.


Preston Bazemore

  • Organize all continuing education efforts sponsored by the GATA, including the Annual Meeting & Symposium, Mini-courses, etc.

 Secondary Schools
Katie Terrell  
Honors & Awards Stephanie Vasquez
  • Gather nominations for the various honors and awards given by the GATA & NATA; 
  • Oversee the GATA Hall of Fame selection process.  
Nomination Forms
Young Professionals
Vanessa Abrams
  • Identify and address the interests, needs, and concerns of young athletic training professionals 35 and younger


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