AT of the Year Bios
Scott Cook, MS, LAT, ATC
Scott Cook currently serves as an Athletic Trainer at Sentara-RMH Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Sentara-RMH, he served for 18 years as an Associate Athletic Trainer with James Madison University . During this time , he served as a Clinical Preceptor as well as the Head Football Athletic Trainer for 14 years, which included two National Championship teams. Prior to joining James Madison, he served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the University of Illinois and the University of Notre Dame. All together he has spent 30 years in Intercollegiate Athletics. He received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and a Master's Degree from Purdue University. He has served the VATA as the Vendor Coordinator for the Annual Meeting. He has also served as the Annual Meeting Planner for the Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainer's Association(MAATA) Annual Meeting and was recently appointed Vice-President of the MAATA. In 2022 he was awarded the MAATA District Directors Award, and the MAATA Service Award. Scott and his wife Jini reside in Harrisonburg, and are the proud parents of a daughter Peyton and a son Wyatt.
Siaura Saville, MS, LAT, ATC
Siaura Saville has been the athletic trainer at Harrisonburg High School since 2018. Prior to Harrisonburg, Siaura served as an intern athletic trainer for the University of Richmond's Men's and Women's Cross Country teams and Women's Track and Field teams. She graduated from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2015 and returned to Shenandoah to earn her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2017. Currently, Siaura is a preceptor for both James Madison University and Bridgewater College's MSAT programs as well as the Co-Chair of the VATA Young Professionals' Committee focusing on the Early Professionals (0-6 years). Siaura is also a member of the VATA Public Relations' Committee and the VATA's Secondary School Committee. She has also been working with the Korey Stringer Institute as the VATA liaison. This past summer, Siaura was a lab assistant for Shenandoah University's MSAT program's modalities class.
Lauren Sander, MS, ATC, LAT
Lauren Sander currently serves as an assistant athletic trainer at James Madison University. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She arrived at JMU in 2017 as a graduate assistant working towards her Master’s degree in Sport and Recreation Leadership through the Hart School. She joined the staff full time in the summer of 2019. She has worked with the Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Cross Country, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, and currently the Volleyball program at JMU. She has a passion for mental health education, awareness, and advocacy. She presented her master’s research on student-athlete help-seeking behaviors at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention in 2022. In 2018 she created a peer support and mental health advocacy group called Dukes Let’s Talk. Lauren continues to facilitate this group while also working on other mental health and wellness programming and policy updates at JMU. In addition to her clinical work with JMU student-athletes, Lauren is also a field advocate for the Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a Campus Liaison for Sidelined USA.
Shane V. Caswell, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Dr. Shane Caswell is a professor of athletic training at George Mason University and founding executive director of its Sports Medicine Assessment Research & Testing (SMART) Lab. At the SMART Lab, Dr. Caswell and his colleagues conduct research to prevent injury and optimize human performance. His research and outreach efforts have contributed to advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of concussions and improved the accessibility of healthcare for children participating in community and scholastic sport settings.
Dr. Caswell leads the Virginia Concussion Initiative (VCI) in which he and colleagues work to empower Virginia schools and their local communities to implement best practices for concussion management. He also initiated and leads the Advancing Healthcare Initiatives for Underserved Students (ACHIEVES) project that provides accessible athletic training healthcare services for middle school students. His research publications appear in prominent scientific and medical journals and he has delivered scholarly presentations nationally and internationally. He serves as chair of the research committee and is a member of the executive committee for the USA Lacrosse Sport Science and Safety Committee and has served on Editorial Boards for the Journal of Athletic Training, Injury Epidemiology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Kate Doctor, LAT, ATC
Kate Doctor has been an athletic training educator in Chesterfield County Public Schools since 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University. Doctor worked in clinical outreach with Henrico County Public Schools and the Richmond Ballet prior to earning her Bachelor of Science in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kate has served on the Virginia Department of Education Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Curriculum Writing Committee since 2017. During her tenure in the Governor’s Health Science Academy Health Professions and Therapies Specialty Center at Monacan High School, she has served as a HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) advisor, VA HOSA Competitive Events Committee member for the State Leadership Conference, and Sports Medicine Event judge at the HOSA International Leadership
Conference. Kate is proud to watch her former secondary students graduate from accredited programs and become certified athletic trainers.