Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Hall of Fame Class 2019

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At the 2019 annual Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) symposium in Gettysburg, two deserving individuals will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Athletic Training Hall of Fame. We asked each candidate what leadership means to them and their favorite PATS memory.

“Leadership is not about ego, it is about service to others. To be an effective leader you have to have a servant's heart and you have to be "all in.”-John Myer, 2019 HOF PATS Inductee

John “Doc” Moyer has been a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) for over 40 years, serving as that organization’s President and Past President from 2014-2108. Moyer’s other PATS activities include serving as a member of the PATS Secondary School Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Secondary School Sub-Committee on Concussion Education in Pennsylvania, and he has been the PATS Liaison to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee since 2000. He also has been a Master Assessor for Wrestling Weight Assessment Education, in conjunction with the National Wrestling Coaches Association and PIAA since 2006. One of Moyer’s most impactful contributions to Athletic Training in the state of Pennsylvania has been through his work as the Chair of the PATS Department of Health Committee on Concussion Education for Youth Sport Coaches, Parents, and Athletes. He has led that group’s efforts for the past five years to secure over $400,000 in grant support from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to promote concussion awareness and training across the Commonwealth. His dedication to Athletic Training in Pennsylvania was recognized with the PATS Service Award in 2007 and the PATS Distinguished Merit Award in 2013 for his outstanding contributions and demonstrated dedication to the promotion of Athletic Trainers in Pennsylvania. The impact of John’s good work also was recognized regionally and nationally with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Service Award in 2013, Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) Henry Schein Award and the Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award in 2017, as well as with the NATA’s Excellence in Leadership Award in 2018 and induction into the EATA ’49 Club (Hall of Fame in 2019.

When asked, “What does leadership mean to you?”
Moyer: “Leadership is not about ego, it is about service to others. To be an effective leader you have to have a servants heart and you have to be "all in.”

When asked, “What is your favorite PATS memory?”
Moyer: “My favorite memory from service to PATS has been being able to work with so many talented AT's that have passion for our profession. The relationships and lifetime friendships I have made are priceless!!”

Yvette Ingram volunteers her time for PATS in many capacities. Ingram has served as the Chairperson of the PATS Continuing Education and the Long Range Planning Committees, a committee member of the PATS Symposium Programming and Free Communication committees, the Parliamentarian, Northcentral Representative of the Executive Board, the President-Elect, President, and Past President. Her most recent projects involve co-authoring a position statement written for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine about Mental Health Issues in Student Athletes, and working collaborative with a PSAC sister institution to validate various mental health screening tools and determine prevalence rates of mental health issues in Division II college athletes. Ingram is the recipient of the 2018 Temple University Department of Kinesiology Alumni Achievement Award, the 2017 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Distinguished Merit Award and she received the 2015 National Athletic Trainers Association Service Award.

When asked, “What does leadership mean to you?”
Ingram: I would tell future leaders to attempt to create an environment where everyone feels their opinion matters and they have an investment in the final product, as well as allow the individuals around you to get involved and stay involve in this great profession that utilizes their individual strengths. If these two things are done, success will follow.
When asked, “What is your favorite PATS memory?”
Ingram: My favorite memory is a hard one because there are so many. I guess I would say the celebratory extravaganza that was thrown by the PATS EB at the PATS symposium the year licensure was approved. There were so many people there, having fun and dancing up a storm.

The above biographies are samples taken from full write-ups available on http://www.gopats.org.

For more information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview with PATS President George Roberts,MEd, LAT, ATC (president@gopats.org) please contact Linda Mazzoli, MS, LAT, ATC, PATS Executive director at patsexecutivedirector@gopats.org.

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, Inc. is a progressive organization of licensed healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. Our society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding Athletic Trainers and the Athletic Training profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.
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