American Therapeutic Recreation Association


ATRA Task Forces

Help advance the profession, meet new colleagues, and further develop your professional social network by volunteering for one of the task forces listed below. To get involved, contact the task force chair.

Chapter Affiliate Task Force


To be determined.


Examine & recommend chapter structure and relationship to the national organization by February 28, 2017.

Board Liaison

Vinnie Bonadies


Higher Education Task Force

Co - Chairs

Brent Hawkins, Ph.D., CTRS
Marcia Jean Carter, Re.D., CRPR, CTRS


The Higher Education Task Force is a sub-group of the Higher Education Committee, co-chaired by Fran Stavola Daly, Ed.D, CTRS and Kelly Ramella, MA, CTRS. 


To systematically examine education requirements for entry-level practice and make recommendations to the ATRA Board of Directors by May 1, 2018

Board Liaison

Jo-Ellen Ross, Ph.D., CTRS

To learn more about the task force, see: 

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To participate in the study:

Join a focus group
Complete the electronic survey you will receive in February 2018