American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Welcome to ATRA

Governance

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.

Officers

President

Marieke VanPuymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT (2017-2018)
Clemson University
(864) 656-1189
President@atra-online.com

President-Elect

Tim Passmore, Ph.D., CTRS
Oklahoma State University
(405) 744-1811
PresElect@atra-online.com

Past-President

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

Secretary

Betsy Kemeny, Ph.D., CTRS (2016-2019)
Slippery Rock University
(724) 738-4306
Secretary@atra-online.com

Treasurer

Brent Wolfe, Ph.D., CTRS (2015-2018)
Georgia Southern University
(912) 478-7381
Treasurer@atra-online.com

Directors

Members-at-Large

Kathy Davis, MA, CTRS (2017-2020)
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
ATRABOD@atra-online.com

Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS (2017-2018)
Pearl River, NY
(914)478-3700
Chapters@atra-online.com

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

Taylor Hooker (2017-2020)
The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
Clemson, SC 29631
ATRABOD@atra-online.com

Thea Kavanaugh, CTRS (2017-2018)
(575) 635-9013
Sections@atra-online.com

Jo-Ellen Ross, PhD, CTRS (2016-2018)
Temple University
(215) 204-6733
ATRABOD@atra-online.com