District IX Chair
Frank Grimaldi, Jr., ATC, PA-C 06/2012 (1/1/N)
2307 Keaton Chase Drive
Fleming Island, FL 32003
NATA Committee Chair
Marisa Brunett, MS, ATC, LAT 6/2013 (1/2/N)
238 Chestnut Ridge Street
Winter Springs, FL 32708-4341
University of Alabama Birmingham
104 Spring Street
Calera, AL 35042
8111 Stirling Falls Circle
Sarasota, FL 34243-4253
P. Higgs, MEd, ATC, LAT
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 65
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Scott County/Georgetown Community Hospital
1080 Cardinal Drive
Georgetown, KY 40324
Andrew F. Hurla, MS, ATC, LAT
CHRISTUS Louisiana Sports Medicine
5708 Benjamin Street
Alexandria, LA 71303-3905
Suzanne Channell, ATC
711 Oak Ridge Way
Pearl, MS 39208
Bratt, ATC, EMTIV
Appalachian Therapy Center
Maryville, TN 37801-5468
Fax: 865 982-0143
MaryBeth Horodyski, EdD, ATC
Department of Orthopaedics
University of Florida
P.O. Box 112727
3450 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2727
Bob Hammons M.Ed., ATC, LAT
Orlando Orthopaedic Center
Director of Client Relations
Sports Medicine Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 1057
Oakland, FL 34760-1057
NATA Public Relations Committee
SEATA Newsletter & Website Information Submission Form
Committee Action Plan Reporting Form
SEATA Committee Candidate Nomination Form
The SEATA Public Relations Committee will be composed of a
Chairperson and a representative of each member state. The
state representative will be the Chairperson of the member
states Public Relations Committee or a designate appointed by
the states’ Public Relations Chairperson or state President.
input and direction to SEATA’s public relations program.
Act in an advisory capacity to the SEATA Executive Board and
the SEATA office staff on appropriate public relations
Investigate and recommend to the SEATA Executive Board
public relations objectives and strategies.
When outside Public Relations counsel is authorized by the
SEATA Executive Board the committee conducts an agency
review and selects a firm.
Disseminate information from the NATA Public Relations
Direct NATA public relations programs and campaigns in the
Serve as a public relations resource for SEATA members.
Develop and implement public relations programs to promote
athletic training in the district.
Create materials to help SEATA members promote athletic
Share ideas and materials from each member state.
Educate SEATA members of their role in public relations and
to work with other SEATA committees to meet their goals.
See I.E.3, SEATA Policies & Procedure Manual
Public Relations Committee Chair
i. Term: The SEATA representative to the NATA Public
Relations Committee serves as Chairperson of the SEATA Public
Relations Committee. The term as Chair of the SEATA Public
Relations Committee is based on the term of the NATA Public
Disseminating information from the NATA PR Committee to the
members of the SEATA PR Committee and Executive Committee.
NATA PR programs and campaigns in the District.
Appointing sub-committees as needed.
Serving as a PR resource for SEATA members.
Developing PR programs to promote athletic training in the
Creating materials to help our members promote athletic
Sharing ideas and materials from each member state.
Educating SEATA members of their role in Public Relations.
Working with other SEATA Committees to meet their goals.
Preparing a yearly activity and informational report.
Preparing additional reports as requested by the President.
Authoring the Public Relations section of the SEATA
Preparing a yearly budget.
Maintaining accurate records and minutes.
duties as assigned by the SEATA President.
Public Relations Committee Members:
i. Term: The term of office for each SEATA Public
Relations Committee Member is based on each member’s states
By-Laws and Constitution. When the members term is complete
the new Chairperson will take their place on SEATA Committee.
Disseminating information to the members of their state
Directing PR programs & campaigns in their respective states.
Sharing information, materials and ideas with the committee.
Fulfilling the charge of the committee under the direction of
Serving on sub-committees as appointed by the Chairperson.
Other duties as assigned by the Chairperson.
Budget: The budget of the SEATA Public Relations Committee
will be based on individual projects approved by the SEATA
Executive Committee. The Chairperson will meet with the
President to submit ideas for projects requiring funding for
consideration by the Executive Committee. Once approved, an
accurate accounting of the funds will be maintained and
submitted to the treasurer.
i. The SEATA PR Committee will meet annually at the
SEATA Annual Member Meeting and Clinical Symposium.
Special meetings (in person and or conference calls) may be
held with the approval of the Public Relations Committee and
the SEATA Executive Committee.
All parliamentary procedures will be based on Roberts Rules of
For voting purposes a quorum is four of the seven states plus
the Chairperson. Each member will have one vote. The
Chairperson serves as the tie-breaking vote.