American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Welcome to ATRA


The governance of ATRA rests with the ATRA Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD consists of the following positions: President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, five Members-at-Large, and Chair of the Chapter Affiliate Council. The President-Elect serves for two years, one as President-Elect and one as President. All other positions are for a three year term. Each year a variety of positions are up for election. Board terms begin at the annual membership meeting held during the annual conference.

Learn more about the nomination and election process. You can also view a roster of previous board members.

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Board members serve as liaisons between ATRA Committees and the governing body. Contact a team leader or board liaison to join a committee.



Marieke VanPuymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT (2017-2018)
Clemson University
(864) 656-1189


Tim Passmore, Ph.D., CTRS
Oklahoma State University
(405) 744-1811


Marilyn Radatz, MS, CTRS (2017-2018)
Salem VA Medical Center
(540) 982-2463  Ext. 4928


Betsy Kemeny, Ph.D., CTRS (2016-2019)
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-4306


Brent Wolfe, Ph.D., CTRS (2015-2018)
Georgia Southern University
(912) 478-7381



Kathy Davis, MA, CTRS (2017-2020)
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS (2017-2018)
Pearl River, NY

Ellen Broach  (2016-2018)
University of South Alabama
71 Jaguar Dr. PE Bldg.
Mobile, AL  36689
(251) 460-7131

Taylor Hooker (2017-2020)
The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
Clemson, SC 29631

Thea Kavanaugh, CTRS (2017-2018)
(575) 635-9013

Jo-Ellen Ross, PhD, CTRS (2016-2018)
Temple University
(215) 204-6733