Information For

District Young Professionals

Information for young professionals of District 2

The D2 Young Professionals' Committee (YPC) was created to address the needs of athletic trainers who are in the first 12 years after initial certification/licensure. It develops strategies to increase recruitment, retention, volunteer involvement and convention attendance among young athletic training professionals. The YPC provides programs, activities, and educational opportunities to address young professional needs as well as promotes professional socialization. 

NATA YPC Committee Facebook page


Young Professionals Committee (YPC) Osteoarthritis Forum
The D1 & D2 YPC are hosting an Osteoarthritis Forum at on January 5th from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. There will be guided discussions recognizing OA, injury prevention, and patient education. Immediately following, attendees are invited to the YP Social from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm for informal socialization and networking. Those interested in attending should RSVP to

Young Professional Committee State Representatives

New York
Julia Drattell, MEd, ATC 
NYU Langone Concussion Center

Richard Bertie, MS, LAT, ATC, PES
Saint Francis University
(814) 471-1236

New Jersey
Katelyn Zimmerman, MS, LAT, ATC
Ocean Township High School
(732) 531-5650 ext 1016

Shannon Matheny MS, ATC, LAT
Redline Recovery LLC


Photo from New York City YPC Event