Mission Statement

The Young Professionals Committee of Virginia exists to support the membership of the VATA by providing opportunities for young professionals to become engaged in community initiatives, continuing education and networking opportunities within the NATA.


About the Committee

The State YPC is a committee created for young professionals (first 12 years after initial certification/licensure) and is committed to representing and addressing the needs of its constituents. If you have an interest in learning more about the YPC, becoming involved with the committee or if you want to express issues you may have as a young professional in Athletic Training, please email Devon Serrano  at


Devon Serrano, DAT, LAT, ATC, NREMT, WFS, BCS

Director of Sports Medicine
Sweet Briar College


Dr. Devon Serrano is the Director of Sports Medicine at Sweet Briar College. Since 2016, she has been responsible for the care of the College's seven NCAA Division III teams and two competitive equestrian teams. She holds a Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University. Prior to her appointment at Sweet Briar, Dr. Serrano worked as a Fellow Athletic Trainer at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia as a member of the Auburn University Warrior Athletic Training Program and an intern athletic trainer at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette. She completed a Master's Degree in Clinical Athletic Training from Bloomsburg University and immediately following graduation, completed an internship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science at SUNY Cortland, where she served as an emergency medical technician for the college's student-run EMS service. 


Dr. Serrano has been a member of the Public Relations committee for the VATA since 2017 and is a contributing editor for the BOC Blog. Her research Interests include women’s health and physical well-being, mental health, concussions and equestrian athletic care. Currently, Serrano is working on several practice-based research projects focused on equestrian athlete care.


Regional Representatives

Tory Ferranti - Capital Region Representative   

Brittany Smith - Central Region Representative  

Emily Brode - Eastern Region Representative 

Siaura Saville - Shenandoah Valley Region Representative          

Alyssa Testa - Tidewater Region Representative           

Mairin Wood - Western Region Representative


Virginia Representative to the MAATA YP Committee (At-Large Member)              

Danielle Jackson


Committee Members       

Danny Rivas - Social Media   

Erica Allen

Erin Cash



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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