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.
The Young Professionals Committee of Virginia exists to provide support and opportunities for athletic trainers who are in the first 12 years after initial certification. We will provide resources for young professionals to be involved in community engagement, continuing education, networking opportunities, and social media. We will strive to provide information on how to navigate the beginning of an athletic training career and the needs of a young professional.
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 Mairin at VATAYP@gmail.com.
Mairin Wood, LAT, ATC.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Washington and Lee University
Mairin Wood is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Washington and Lee University, also serving as the COVID-19 Care Manager in the 2020-2021 academic year. Prior to her appointment at Washington and Lee in February of 2018, Wood served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at fellow ODAC school, Ferrum College, and as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Belmont Abbey College (NC). Wood graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Longwood University with Longwood Honors and as a Cormier Citizen Scholar. She was selected as a 2021 Henry Schein Athletics and Schools Rising Star Award National Finalist for her work as the COVID-19 Care Manager at Washington and Lee and her volunteer work with the VATA Young Professionals Committee.
In addition to serving as the VATA Young Professionals Committee Chair, Wood is the Virginia Representative to the MAATA LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee. She has been a member of the VATA Young Professionals Committee since January of 2020, previously serving as the YP Western Region Representative, and was a participant in the inaugural class of the VATA Leadership Academy.
Early Professionals Delegate/Social Media Manager
Regional Young Professional Representatives
Capital Region Representative - Tory Ferranti
Central Region Representative - Brittany Smith
Eastern Region Representative - TBD
Shenandoah Valley Region Representative/Student Affairs Liaison - Siaura Saville
Tidewater Region Representative - Alyssa Testa
Western Region Representative - TBD
Virginia Representative to the MAATA YP Committee (At-Large Member)