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Executive Board

Mission statement or goals:
The purpose of the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA) shall be to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active; to promote and advance the profession of the athletic training profession; to promote a better working relationship among those who work toward the care and prevention of athletic injuries; enhance the health care of persons served by the Membership; safeguard and advance the membership; and to promote the free exchange of ideas and information within the Association. Promote, safeguard, and advance the profession of Athletic Training and its members.

President:
Vice President:
District Director:
COO and District Director Elect:
District Secretary:
District Treasurer:
Member at Large:
Parliamentarian:
Recording Secretary:
Arkansas Representative:
Texas Representative:

Lorna Strong
Valerie Tinklepaugh Hairston
Chris Hall
Scott Galloway
Kendall Goldberg
Jeff Bass
Michelle Holt
Chad Sutherland
Laura Kunkel
Jan Kiilsgaard
Mike Waters

Past District NATA District 6 Directors

1951: William Dayton
1952: Wayne Rudy
1953: Elmer Brown
1954: Weaver Jordan
1955: Eddie Wojecki
1956: William Ferrell
1957: Ross Moore
1958: Wayne Rudy
1959: Ross Moore
1960: Eddie Wojecki
1961: Weaver Jordan
1962 – 64: Tom Wilson
1964 – 67: Bobby Gunn
1967 – 69: Billy Pickard
1969 – 72: Tom Wilson
1972 – 75: Eddie Lane
1975 – 82: Cash Birdwell
1982 – 91: Paul Zeek
1991 – 97: Pete Carlon
1997 – 06: Sandy Miller
2006 – 11: Brian Conway
2011 – 17: Kathy Dieringer
2017 – current: Chris Hall

SWATA Past Presidents

1954 – 56: Eddie Wojecki
1956 – 59: Bobby Gunn
1959 – 60: Weaver Jordan
1960 – 61: Billy Pickard
1961 – 62: Gerald Anderson
1962 – 63: Louis Grevelle
1963 – 64: Jerry Rhea
1964 – 65: Wayne Rideout
1965 – 66: James Dodson
1966 – 67: Dan Ives
1967 – 68: Sam Ketchum
1968 – 69: Vernon Eschenfelder
1969 – 70: Gib Weaver
1970 – 71: Logan Wood
1971 – 72: Paul Zeek
1972 – 73: Skip Cox
1973 – 74: Ronnie Hunt
1974 – 75: James Ketchum
1975 – 76: Al Wilson
1976 – 77: Bobby Patton
1977 – 78: Paul Branson
1978 – 79: John Barnett
1979 – 80: Randy Day
1980 – 81: Aubry Fisk
1981 – 82: Harold Bennett
1982 – 83: Charlie Henry
1983 – 84: T. Ross Bailey
1984 – 85: Herb Kensing
1985 – 86: Ken Murray
1986 – 87: George Young
1987 – 88: Pete Carlon
1988 – 89: Roy Don Wilson
1989 – 90: Dennis Pruss
1990 – 91: Susan Leeper
1991 – 92: Mike Sims
1992 – 93: Randy Matthews
1993 – 94: Tom Woods
1994 – 95: Larry Gardner
1995 – 96: Doug Gibbins
1996 – 97: Dennis Hart
1997 – 98: Arnold Thomas
1998 – 99: Mark Gilbert
1999 – 00: Jeff Bass
2000 – 01: Bruce McCrary
2001 – 02: Brian Conway
2002 – 03: Bucky Taylor
2003 – 04: Robert Maniscalco
2004 – 05: Kathy Dieringer
2005 – 06: Ron Carroll
2006 – 07: Becky Spurlock
2007 – 08: Melinda Terry
2008 – 09: Dan O’Connor
2009 – 10: Mike Carroll
2010 – 11: David Traylor
2011 – 12: Chris Hall
2012 – 14: Mitzi Laughlin
2014 – 15: David Gish
2015 – 18: Josh Woodall
2018 – 20: Roy Rudewick
2020- current: Lorna Strong