Brian Hainline, MD

Chief Medical Officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association

Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone School of Medicine

Rosalind Wiseman

Featured presenter. Best-selling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes and Masterminds & Wingmen, and internationally recognized educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. whose work helps parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.

Joe Ehrmann

Former player, National Football League

Author, InSide Out Coaching (Simon & Schuster)

Douglas J. Casa, Ph.D., ATC, FACSM, FNATA

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut

Director, Athletic Training Education, Neagy School of Education, University of Connecticut

Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute

Brooke de Lench

Executive Director, MomsTEAM Institute

Founder and Publisher,

Author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (HarperCollins)

Producer/Director, The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer  (PBS)

Lyle J. Micheli, MD

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

O'Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Director of the Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital

Jim MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, FACSM

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Ohio State University

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Associate Editor, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

Athletic Training Program Director

Professor of Athletic Training

John P. Wood, D.O., Endowed Chair for Sports Medicine

A.T. Still University

Tracey Covassin, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor, Departments of Kinesiology and Intercollegiate Athletics

Michigan State University 

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, PhD, ABN, ABPP-RP

Director, Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey

Adjunct Professor, Widener University

Author, Ahead of the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press)

Toben F. Nelson, Sc.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Holly Silvers, MPT

Director of Research, Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation

Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Sports Medicine


Neeru Jayanthi M.D., USPTA

Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine

Medical Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Loyola University Health System

Katherine Starr

Two-time Olympic swimmer

Founder, Safe4Athletes

Donald C. Collins, JD

Commissioner of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), San Francisco Section

Douglas E. Abrams, JD

Professor of Law, University of Missouri

Nationally recognized expert on youth sports

Deron Colby, JD

Attorney, Janus Capital Law Group, PC, Irvine, California

Co-Founder, Matthew Colby Foundation


Allison Maurer, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
Sports Dietitian
University of Tennessee
SmartTeams Pilot Program Panelists
Cynthia A. Trowbridge, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Associate Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator

Athletic Training Education Program

University of Texas at Arlington

Marisa Colston, Ph.D., ATC

UC Foundation Professor of Health and Human Performance

HHP Graduate Coordinator

AT Program Director Health and Human Performance

University of Tennessee Chattanooga


Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC

Graduate Athletic Training Education Program

Department of Health & Human Performance

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Ron H. Walker, Ed.D, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Coordinator of Athletic Training Clinical Education

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

School of Nursing

The University of Tulsa