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About Us

2013 – 2015 NBATA Executive Committee and Vandervoort Board of Director’s

Kevin Johnson Chairman
Head Athletic Trainer Philadelphia 76ers

Joe Sharpe
Chairman Elect
Head Athletic Trainer Oklahoma City Thunder

Gregg Farnam
Immediate Past-Chairman
Head Athletic Trainer Minnesota Timberwolves

Jeff Tanaka
Secretary
Head Athletic Trainer Chicago Bulls

Edward Lacerte Treasurer
Head Athletic Trainer Boston Celtics

Josh Corbeil
Eastern Conference Head Athletic
Trainer Representative
Head Athletic Trainer
Indiana Pacers

Aaron Nelson
Western Conference Head Athletic
Trainer Representative
Head Athletic Trainer
Phoenix Suns

David Crewe
Western Conference Assistant
Athletic Trainer Representative Assistant Athletic Trainer Minnesota Timberwolves

Anthony Goenaga
Eastern Conference Assistant
Athletic Trainer Representative Associate Athletic Trainer
New York Knicks

Please note: The NBATA does not sponsor internships. Please contact individual teams for inquiries regarding internships.


About the NBATA
The NBATA is comprised of the fifty seven dedicated athletic trainers servicing the organizations of the National Basketball Association.
NBATA Mission Statement
The National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) is a professional organization of highly skilled certified athletic trainers who provide specialized health care and critical support services to the athletes and organizations of the National Basketball Association. Our members are committed and uniquely qualified to:

Lead the management and practice of exceptional health care;
Provide continuing education to our members;
Provide education and conduct basketball-related sports medicine research to benefit our athletes, the National Basketball Association, and the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association, and our communities;
Uphold the athletic training profession’s highest moral and ethical standards.


The NBATA is dedicated to enhancing the professional stability of its members by maintaining an atmosphere of trust, support, motivation and involvement.