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•  Runoff Election Information for Non-Officer Member Position 2

•  Candidate Bios for Non-Officer Member Position 2 Runoff Election

•  Results of vote on proposed changes to ALATA Constitution and ALATA By-Laws



Since a candidate for ALATA Executive Council Non-Officer Member Position 2 did not receive a majority of the votes, a runoff election will now be held between the two individuals that received the highest number of votes.

Leah Taylor, Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers Executive Secretary, will be presiding over these elections.  Please vote online at print this ballot and mail so that it is received by January 16, 2019 to:  

Ms. Leah Taylor, Executive Secretary
Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
PO Box 243011
Montgomery, Alabama 36124

Individuals in the following ALATA membership categories are eligible to vote: Licensed/Certified Members, Licensed/Certified Retired Members, Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainer Members, Alabama Licensed Athletic Trainer Retired Members. Voting begins January 2, 2019, and closes on January 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT.

Dave Bush

                                 Dave Bush, MS, LAT, ATC is a Sports Medicine Supervisor with ATI Physical Therapy in Troy,                                           Alabama. He has spent the majority of his almost 20-year career working in the high school                                           setting. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Troy State University in 1998                                       and later a Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University in 2014.


                                 Prior to accepting his current supervisor role with ATI, Dave spent 12 years in a dual role for                                           Champion Sports Medicine serving as the Head Athletic Trainer at Charles Henderson High          School as well as the High School Outreach Director where he coordinated the athletic training coverage for 10 area high schools. Dave moved back to Troy in 2006 following 5 years with HealthSouth in Birmingham where he was the Head Athletic Trainer for Calera High School for 2 years and for Vestavia Hills High School for 3 years. During his time in Birmingham he also worked with the Birmingham Steeldogs of the Arena Football2 League first as an assistant athletic trainer and later as the head athletic trainer. Throughout his career he has also served as a Sports Medicine Liaison for the Southeastern Conference, and was the co-recipient of the 2015 Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association High School Athletic Trainer of the Year Award.


Dave and his wife Dana live in Troy with their sons Cameron, a freshman at Troy University and Hayden an eighth grader at Charles Henderson Middle School.

Sheryl L. Hendrix

                                 Sheryl is the Manager of DCH SportsMedicine and the Head Athletic Trainer for Northside High                                   School and Middle School.  She is a native of Louisville, Ms.  She graduated high school from                                       Winston Academy in 1983.  Upon graduation Sheryl was awarded a basketball scholarship to                                         Belhaven College.  She later transferred to Mississippi University for Women (MUW) to play                                           basketball and volleyball.  She continued her pursuit of collegiate athletics until she had a                                             career ending injury.  It was at that time she decided to begin perusing athletic training as a                                         career.  In 1987, she received a BS in Education from MUW.  She then went on to graduate school at the University of Alabama where she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  She graduated from UA with a MA in Education in 1989.  Sheryl received her BOC Certification in Athletic Training in 1990.  She then took a full time athletic training position with AMI Alabama Sports Medicine as a staff athletic trainer.   In 1995, Sheryl was promoted to Program Leader for DCH Sports Medicine and became the Coordinator of the Athletic Training and Emergency Care program.  In 2004, she became the Coordinator of DCH SportsMedicine and in 2006 she was promoted to Manager.  She has 30 years of athletic training experience, 28 of which have been with Northside Athletics.  During this time she has been a part of 6 state championship teams, Carrolton Football and Northside Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Track, and Golf.


As the Manager of DCH SportsMedicine, Sheryl coordinates outreach services for 21 schools and supervises 20 ATCs.  She has athletic training experience with recreational, middle school, high school and collegiate athletes in a variety of sports.  Additionally, her experience includes coordinating the DCH SportsMedicine Symposium providing educational opportunities for athletic trainers.  She has coordinated medical coverage for the Tuscaloosa Hot 100 Bicycle Ride, the Tour de Tuscaloosa, USA Triathlon National Collegiate Championship, Tuscaloosa ½ Marathon, DCH SportsMedicine Fund Run, the DCH SportsMedicine Dirt, Sweat, & Gears Trail Duathlon and numerous other events.  She has served as a Clinical Instructor/Preceptor for the Athletic Training Program and Healthcare Management Program at the University of Alabama since 1998.  In 2007, Sheryl had the distinguished honor of being named Clinical Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association in recognition of her meritorious service and outstanding contribution in the field of athletic training.  In 2009, Sheryl was named Alabama’s Home Town Hero by WVUA.  In 2018, Sheryl was awarded the Clinic/Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer Award by the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association.


Sheryl has devoted her life to providing high quality health care and excellence to the athletes of West Alabama while promoting athletic training through her true passion and strong commitment to the profession.

ALATA membership has voted on and approved the proposed changes to the ALATA Constitution and By-Laws.

In This Issue:

January 2, 2019

Runoff Election Information for Non-Officer Member Position 2

Candidate Bios for Non-Officer Member Position 2 Runoff Election

Results of the vote on proposed changes to ALATA Constitution and ALATA By-Laws

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