Georgia Athletic Trainers' Association

Leadership Directory

   President Vice-President

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

Tom Bair MEd, ATC, LAT
The Morris Center
124 W. College Street
Griffin, GA, 30224
(678) 663-2346
   Secretary  Treasurer  
Cheryl Cundy ATC, LAT
King's Ridge Christian School
2765 Bethany Bend
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(573) 356-6825

Beth Vansant MS, ATC, LAT
Agnes Scott College
141 E College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030-3797
(404) 471-6133
  Past President
Diane King MS, RD, ATC, LAT
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
(404) 354-0008


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 Tom Bair
  • 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 Paul Higgs

Jeff Hopp
  • 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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