The Honors and Awards Committee has the privilege of organizing annual Athletic Trainer of the Year awards and induction of new VATA Hall of Fame members. The committee compiles all nominations for the Executive Council, who then vote on the award winners. The committee also organizes and facilitates the Awards Ceremony, which is held during the annual VATA Symposium in January.



Maegan Daniels, EdD, LAT, ATC

Clinical Education Coordinator

James Madison University



Maegan Daniels has been serving as the the Clinical Education Coordinator at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA since 2013. She graduated from East Tennessee State University with her doctorate in Global Sport Leadership in 2019. She received her Masters' degree from JMU in Exercise Physiology and Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State Univ. in Athletic Training. Prior to coming to JMU, Maegan was the Athletic Trainer at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, VA. In her free time, Maegan enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach. 


Committee Members

Chris Jones, President-Elect, Co-Chair

Ester Nolton, Co-Chair

Dan Carrol

Savanah Caban



Positions open! Please email VATAcontact@gmail.com if interested in serving.


The VATA is committed to improving the quality of health care for Virginian’s through education, advocacy, and cooperative efforts with other health care professionals and organizations.  We actively promote the profession and represent the interests of its membership with integrity.

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