Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association

Leadership Directory

   President Vice-President
 Diane King MS, RD, ATC, LAT
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
328 Rhodes House Court
Suwanee, GA  30024
(404) 354-0008
(678) 807-2690 FAX
 Eric Gunderson ATC, LAT
Peachtree Orthopedics of Atlanta
(404) 350-4715
(404) 352-7272

   Secretary  Treasurer  
Beth Vansant MS, ATC, LAT
Agnes Scott College
141 E College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030-3797
(404) 471-6496

Past President
 Jeff Hopp ATC, LAT
Marietta High School
1171 Whitlock Ave
Marietta, GA 30064
(770) 428-2631, ext 2508


Region Representatives:

*GATA Region Map*

North--Jessie Poole, ATC--Dahlonega, GA

Metro Atlanta--
Stephanie Vasquez,  ATC--Atlanta, GA

Central--Larry Mullis, ATC--Milledgeville, GA
Southeast--Joe Tallent,  ATC--Savannah, GA

Southwest--Darian Peavy, ATC--Tifton, GA


GATA Committees
Committee Chair


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Executive Committee Diane King
  • 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.  
Region Map
Governmental Affairs Tom Bair
  • Monitor legislation at the State Capitol that impacts the practice of athletic training in Georgia;
  • Liaison between GATA and our lobbyist.

Practice Act

General Assembly

Third-Party Reimbursement Larry Mullis
  • Serve as a resource for GATA members for solutions regarding reimbursement by insurance companies for athletic training services.
  • Works very closely with Governmental Affairs and Employment Enhancement Committees
Reimbursement in Georgia
Development & Corporate Sponsorships

Jim Fox

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

Corporate Partners

Public Relations Paul Higgs
  • Responsible for publicizing events related to the practice of athletic training in Georgia to the general public and our members through articles, press releases, and listserve announcements.

GATA on Facebook
GATA on Twitter

GATA on YouTube
  • Responsible for organizing all continuing education efforts sponsored by the GATA, including the Annual Meeting & Symposium, Mini-courses, etc.

Employment Enhancement

Paul Mills

  • Oversight of employment issues facing athletic trainers in Georgia. 
  • Serves as a resource for information related to revenue production. 
  • Liaison between GATA and Georgia High School Association, Georgia PSC, and various healthcare provider associations.  





 Secondary Schools
 Katie Terrell   SEATA Secondary School AT Committee
Honors & Awards Diane King
  • Responsible for gathering nominations for the various honors and awards given by the GATA & NATA; 
  • Oversees the GATA Hall of Fame selection process.  
Nomination Forms


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