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2024 Quarterly Report

Quarter 1

  • PSATS hosted our 3rd Annual Conference in February which provided 6 Cat A BOC CEUs and .6 NSCA CEUs

  • The conference can be purchased on our website if you were not able to make it (only BOC CEUs available after date of conference)

  • We are gearing up for our Annual Meeting in New Orleans during NATA week, stay tuned for details!

  • Submissions closed for our first ever Funds Allocation Grant. Awardees will be notified in April! Our next grant will be the Research Grant which is open April 1st thru June 30th. This program is to support current members in good standing with a scholarship to provide funds for conducting or presenting their research. See the website for more details and the form to apply!

  • The PSATS Innovation Award nominations will open in April. See the website for further details on how to nominate a deserving athletic trainer!!

2023 Quarterly Report

Quarter 1

  • New subscription pricing model

  • 2nd Annual Virtual PSATs Conference with 6 BOC CEUs and 0.5 NSCA CEUs offered

  • 2 Additional CEUs offered through monthly content (January and March)

  • In-person Annual Meeting at NATA

  • Annual Clothing Sale

  • New bylaws released​​

  • 1st Annual Innovation in Public Safety Award

  • Open Board Positions:

    • President

    • Treasurer

    • Digital Media Coordinator

    • Education Coordinator

Quarter 2

  • Annual Business Meeting was in person for the first time since COVID in Indianapolis during NATA Convention 2023. Video was recorded and can be found under 'Video' tab.

  • Bylaws were edited and voted in unanimously by the membership at the annual meeting. 

  • Innovation in Public Safety Athletic Training Award was created and awarded to Nancy Burke.

  • The Innovation in Public Safety Athletic Training Award was named after Nancy Burke for her service and dedication to the profession

  • Open seats for Digital Media Coordinator and Social Media Coordinator were appointed by the board. The current board is as follows:

    • Executive Director: Maura Shea

    • President: Miranda Zamora-Williams

    • Vice President: Brady Corse

    • Treasurer: Lynsey Hansen

    • Secretary: Elizabeth McCabe

    • Social Media Coordinator: Kelsey Tanler

    • Digital Media Coordinator: Molly Hinchliff

    • Education Coordinator: Alan Russell

  • Discussion with NATA President Kathy Dieringer, EdD, LAT, ATC to outline goals for better collaboration. 

  • Public Safety related CEUs provided for April and May virtually and June for in-person members.

Quarter 3

  • 3 more Category A CEUs were added on our website for subscribers to watch

  • Opened our call for speakers and proposals for the PSATS Conference closing 11/19/23 

  • Website has gone under construction and is being revamped to be more user friendly and make finding content easier

  • A search function has been added along with "tags" to video resources for finding specific content, faster

  • Members were successful in taking action to help Iowa ATs keep state licensure by emailing legislators and lobbyists

Quarter 4

  • 3.5 Category A CEUs added on our website for subscribers to watch

  • CEUs can be purchased individually for non-subscription 

  • Speakers have been selected for PSATS Conference (9 Feb 2024)

  • Registration for PSATS Conference opens January 2, 2024

  • Website has had a huge makeover! Take some time to explore the new site. Video and journal content can be found more easily with the addition of a search bar.

  • The Funds Allocation Committee has been working on scholarships  for a variety of areas: speaker, education, research, student. The first scholarship application will open January 1, 2023. Stay tuned!

2022 Accomplishments

Quarter 1

January –

  -Q&A regarding resilience in first responders from F.I.R.S.T. COO and dispatcher, Rebecca Densmore

February –

  -Inaugural PSATS conference

March –

  -Recording of  Chalk Talk with Rebecca Densmore posted

Quarter 3

  • July-Q&A with Melissa Stone to discuss her role as a social worker at the Bloomington Police Department

  • August- Chalk Talk with Melissa Stone

  • September-Q&A with Sheldon Miles, a Fire Department Chaplain to discuss PTSD, compassion, fatigue, suicide , and critical stress debrief

  • First meeting with the budget allocation committee

  • Began planning for the 2nd annual PSATS conference on February 10, 2023

Quarter 2

May- Chalk Talk with Dr. Cathy Goldstein regarding common sleep issues in first responders

June - Annual meeting and CEU (Performing Your Best When Feeling Your Worst)

Election of new board members

  • VP - Brady Corse

  • Secretary - Sarah Smith

Re-Election of Social Media Coordinator - Miranda Zamora-Williams

Quarter 4

  • October and December Chalk Talks available online

  • November Q&A available online

  • Website update completed

  • Conference speakers have been selected and notified… stay tuned!

2021 Accomplishments

  • Call for VP Applications

  • Added a new Forum category for Brainstorming & Program Launch

  •  Banking finalized

  • Monthly Q&As: January, as well as 2 of 3 parts posted of a series about opening a program and how to grow in your role

Quarter 1

Quarter 3

Clothing drive; done and ordered

  • August Q&A about organizational hierarchies in regards to law enforcement and both full time and volunteer fire departments.

  • September Chalk Talk about funding a tactical athlete position within a department

  • Board members have transitioned into their new roles.

    • President - Maura Shea

    • Treasurer - Traci Tauferner

    • Digital Media Coordinator - Samantha Shruck

Quarter 2

  • Monthly Q&A's

  • Annual Open Membership Meeting

  • Annual Meeting with Sleep Presentation for 1.0 CEU (Annette Zapp)

  • Election Results::

    • President: Mo Shea

    • ​​Treasurer: Traci Tauferner 

    • Digital Medial Coordinator:  

               Samantha Shruck

Quarter 4

  • Q&A – Work Comp with Tim Druge and Anna Sedory in October

  • Chalk Talk with Anna Sedory about Work Comp in November

  • Q&A – manual therapy techniques with Mo in December

  • Introduced new Instagram account: @public_safety_at_society

  • Announced PSATS Virtual Conference for February 11th, 2022

2020 accomplishments

Quarter 1

  • The overhaul of the PSATS Website

  • Dues structure implemented to provide members with even more resources

  • Social Media Coordinator role created to help keep up the demands of a growing website and growing social media presence

Quarter 2

  • Interviews of both NATA Presidential Candidates (Find them on Q&A page)

  •  New open Facebook Page (Like & Follow us!)

  • Member Chat feature added

  • We have 65 active subscribers!)

 

  •  New programs, articles, & podcasts added to Member Resource page

Quarter 3

  • Virtual Annual Meeting & CEU Presentation (Thank you Sports Medicine Emergency Management!)

 

  •  Four positions filled:

    • Vice President: Ed Strapp

    • Secretary: Nicky Spitzenberger

    • Social Media Coordinator: Miranda Zamora-Williams

    • Digital Media Coordinator: Mo Shea

  • New Q&As are up! Check out the newest on Mental Health in Public Safety

Quarter 4

  • Ed Strapp has stepped into the role of President

  • New Forum categories added to maximize user interaction and group thinking

  • New Q&As are up! Check out the newest on examining your Practice Acts with Anna Sedory, Wildland Firefighting with Valerie Moody, & finally a holiday hello from your Board!

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