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Public Relations Committee

Pic #1: New MATS Booth.  Pic #2: Jim Pratt, employment chair, and Chad Smith, public relations chair, spend the weekend at the 2005 MIAAA meeting to promote athletic trainers.

Public Relations Chairperson

Currently vacant
Contact if interested in serving as the Public Relations Chair

 Committee Members

Jerry Weesies, ATC
Kalamazoo Christian High School

Brian H. Locke, ATC
Mid Michigan Health Park
Mt. Pleasant

Jim Pratt, ATC
Sparrow Health System, OP Rehab
East Lansing

Bryan Goike, ATC
Cedar Springs High School
Cedar Springs

Jen Terpstra, ATC
Union High School
Grand Rapids

Jeff Day, ATC
Greenville High School

Jesse Brinks, ATC
Unity Christian High School

Joe Frees, ATC, CSCS
Byron Center High School
Byron Center


Past PR Committee Meetings

2/23/2005    7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Current Goals:

  • Increase visiblity of public relations booth at health care fairs within the state of Michigan
  • Improve grassroots public relations amoung MATS members, especially during March
  • Maintain current text, documents, etc. on the new MATS website
  • Reply daily to members/non-members using the "contact us" page on the website
  • Play an active role on the GLATA Public Relations Committee
  • Update current public relations documents
  • Receive PR pamphlets via the NATA
  • Help employment committee improve relations with the MIAAA and MHSAA


Long-Term Goals:

  • Present PR booth at five health care fairs within the state of Michigan
  • Maintain an active role on the GLATA PR Committee
  • Maintain at least 3-4 annual PR committee meetings
  • Improve the reputation of the MATS website as an up-to-date resource for MATS members
  • Respond to the needs of health care and athletic training in Michigan 



MATS is only as strong as its ACTIVE members.  Be ACTIVE in your profession and do your part.  Download "Certified Athletic Trainers as Health Care Providers" pdf file and use it for grassroot public relations.