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These individuals have been recognized for their dedication, loyalty, & service to the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society. They all have made contributions which have greatly impacted all members of the Society.  Honorees must have demonstrated direct and/or indirect service to the Society for a period of at least five years. The services include, but are not limited to, committee work, special projects, liaison to allied groups with significant results, commercial ventures that benefit the Society, establishment of programs to benefit the health care of athletes of the Commonwealth, and any other service as deemed to be significant by a Board member or one of the constituents of the Board.

PATS is proud to recognize these great supporters of Athletic Training & Sports Medicine.


2023   Philip Hensler, Adam Richmond, Rennie Sacco

2022   Rich Bertie (Drexel University), Mercedes Himmons (California University of PA), Jeff Shields,
           Jesse Townsend (UPMC)

2021   Guy Sanchioli

2020   Rebecca Mokris, Gannon University

2019   Kathy Wright, Ursinus College

2018   Jason Vian, Lehigh Valley Health Network

2017   Jason Erlandson, Lock Haven University
           David Marchetti, King's College

2016   Scott Heinerichs, West Chester University

2015   Elizabeth Evarts, Susquehanna Health - Central Mountain HS
           Kimberly J. Stoudt, Alvernia University
           Gregory J. Janik, King's College

2014   Lindsey McGuire, California Univ. of PA
          Tanya Miller, Shippensburg University

2013   Ellen West, California Univ. of PA

2012   Hank Fijalkowski, Millersville University
          Stephanie Loh, Harrisburg Patriot News

2011   Phil Donley, Optimum Physical Therapy Assoc

2010   Linda Platt Meyer, California Univ. of PA

2009   Joe Donolli, Gettysburg College

2008   Larry Grollman, UMPC
          Michael Ludwikowski, Susquehanna Health

2007   Jim Thornton, Clarion University
          John Moyer, Wilson High School

2006   Teresa Zepka, Millersville University

2005   Larry Cooper, Penn-Trafford High School
          Linda Fabrizio Mazzoli, Cooper University Hospital; Cooper Bone & Joint Institute

2004   Julie Ramsey Emrhein, Dickinson College
          John Hauth, East Stroudsburg University

           Joe Iezzi, Downingtown West Senior High School

2003   George Roberts, Edinboro University

           Edwin "Sandy" Bush, Messiah College

2002   Steve Heckler, Shippensburg University
          Roberta Polizzotto, Orthopedic Associates of Allentown

2001   Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson, Pennsylvania Senate
          Dorothy Childress

2000   Barry E. McGlumphy, Duquesne University 

           Kelly Myers, Borden-Perlman Insurance

1999   Steve Bair, NATA District II Director

1998   David J. Tomasi, Lock Haven University
          Richard Burkholder, Carlisle High School

1997   Cecilia Yost, East Stroudsburg High School

           David Joyner, MD, Director, Joyner Sports Medicine Institutes

1996   Stephen Nemes, Muhlenberg College       

           Kathy Speaker-MacNett, Buchanon-Ingersall

1995   Michael Cordas, DO, Penn State University

1994   Hugh Grubiss, Cramer Chemical Co.

1993   Tim Kerin, University of Pitttsburgh

1992   Willie Myers, Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

1991   Moose Detty, Pro Orthopedic Devices, Inc

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