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*

Stephanie Wise, ATC--Dalton, GA

Metro Atlanta

Jay Pearson, ATC--Atlanta, GA
Stephanie Vasquez,  ATC--
Atlanta, GA



Donna Sledge, 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.
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.

Education Cheryl Cundy
  • 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  
Honors & Awards Stephanie Vasquez
  • 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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