New AT Directors Named to BOC Board
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The Board of Certification (BOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Marra, MS, ATC, CSCS and Lynne-Marie Young, M.Ed, LAT, ATC as new Athletic Trainer (AT) directors to the BOC Board of Directors. Both will take office in 2024, following a year of mentorship and learning as AT director appointees.
Marra is currently owner/service provider of Athletic Training Services by Jeremy Marra, PLLC in Lake Placid, New York and previously spent years in the collegiate athletics setting at the University of Michigan. Marra currently serves the BOC as a member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Advocacy Strategies (IDEAS) Committee. Formerly he served on the Cultural Literacy Work Group and as a Competency Assessment Module (CAM) item writer. He was previously appointed to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Board of Athletic Trainers serving as Vice Chair and provided service in various capacities to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) as well as state athletic training organizations and the Special Olympics.
“In my current practice setting, I am exposed to a myriad of patients and clients from varied walks of life,” said Marra. “I've had extensive patient-care experiences with collegiate, amateur, and adaptive athletics. Through these encounters and my research in culturally competent care, I am able to advocate for the diverse populations ATs care for and effectively represent the position of multiple viewpoints. With our nation being less tolerant and more divided over recent years, it is my vision that the BOC and ATs purposefully provide a positive and supportive environment for both our patients and peers.”
“The BOC is excited to bring on Jeremy as an addition to the BOC board,” said Anne Minton, MBA, chief executive officer of the BOC. “As a new director, Jeremy brings a wealth of insight, mix of experience and strong leadership qualities that will positively impact our organization, its stakeholders and the athletic training profession. His experience in traditional and non-traditional practice settings, as well his experience with diverse populations and cultural inclusion and equity issues is invaluable.”
Young serves as athletic training director for Orthopedic Physicians Alaska in Anchorage, overseeing and managing all AT outreach services. Young has been involved with and played an active role in state legislation over the past 12 years. As the current Alaska State Government Affairs Committee Chair Young has been involved in obtaining both concussion and licensing bills at the state level. In addition, Young has provided service in various capacities to the BOC, as well as NATA and state organizations, including the Alaska State Activities Association Sports Medicine Advisory Panel and serving as president for the Alaska Athletic Trainers Association.
“I feel I offer the BOC experience in both advocacy and connectivity – advocating the value of ATs across the broad spectrum of practices and discipline and to connect ATs to a strong future,” said Young. “My vision for the BOC and the athletic training profession is to continue to do these things, while improving our patients’ quality of care. A few goals of mine are to continue to enhance credentialing programswhile exceeding the needs of our AT community and is recognized as a benchmark for other medical professionals, and to keep our profession moving forward by building on the collaborative synergy of the BOC board and our constituent ATs.”
“The BOC is excited to bring on Lynne as an addition to the BOC board,” said Anne Minton, MBA, chief executive officer of the BOC. “As a new director, Lynne brings professional insight, solid regulatory and legislative experience and strong leadership qualities that will positively impact our organization, its stakeholders and the athletic training profession.
Marra and Young were appointed by the BOC Board of Directors following a nomination process guided by the Nominating Committee.
“The BOC board would like to extend a special thank you to its Nominating Committee members for their hard work, and also to the many qualified and talented applicants who participated in this important process,” said Minton.