Lisa Walker, ATC, LAT
I graduated from BYU in 1993 and began my career at Springville High School in Springville, Utah. I worked simultaneously at a local PT Clinic and Springville High for my first 8 years. I had a great experience working in the clinic and maintain relationships with this group to this day. I transitioned to full time at the high school where I teach Sports Medicine and Emergency Response, and serve the athletic community at SHS. Athletic Training is my passion! I have served as a preceptor to Athletic Training students from my first day as an AT. Of all of my personal accomplishments, I may be the most proud, when I see my former High School and College students as my colleagues who share my passion and enthusiasm for our profession.
I have been in leadership since 1995 when I began as the Secretary – Treasurer for the Utah Athletic Trainers’ Association. From this moment on I have served in leadership at the different levels in the profession.
NATA MDAT Committee D-7 Representative
NATA Strategic Planning Committee to prevent sudden death in secondary school athletes.
NATA SSATC Committee D-7 Representative
RMATA Board of Directors – Utah Representative
RMATA SSATC Committee Chair
NATA AT Value workgroup
Throughout my time as an AT I have tried to reach out to the Athletic Trainers in the many settings and to develop those relationships. I have been extremely active legislatively. I have enjoyed being asked to mentor and support other AT’s nationwide as we collectively strive to make the profession better for us all. I have served and continue to serve on committees at all levels. I feel this experience has been beneficial in bringing me to an understanding of what is going on the national scale. This experience has given me an understanding and appreciation for the common struggles that we all face, as well as the setting specific hurdles that are encountered. I am grateful for a leadership structure that allows me to work in the field while volunteering to serve. I believe this has made me a better Athletic Trainer and a more compassionate individual in general.
I am familiar with many of the individuals that serve the other Districts within the NATA as well as with the NATA staff. I have had my finger on the pulse of the profession and I know what is expected of the District 7 director! I fully understand the expectation to speak up on your behalf. I would like to be the voice of D-7 and bring your thoughts and ideas to the NATA. I am prepared for the commitment it takes and I ask for your support.