UP Rehab’s Mark Stonerock, ATC, LAT, has been elected as President-Elect for the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. Starting in January, he will serve two years as president-elect, followed by two years as president.
“I am truly humbled to be in this position,” Mark said. “I believe that I will be the first UP resident to serve as president, and hope that I can use it to draw attention to the fact that we have some very talented professionals and innovative programs above the bridge.”
Mark’s responsibilities as president-elect will include serving on the executive committee, chair the finance committee, chair the nominations committee and act as president pro-tempore in the absence of the president.
Beginning in January of 2021, Mark will serve as acting president. His duties entail acting as chair/official spokesperson and voting member for the executive committee, retain full power to transact business on behalf of the society, call and run meetings of the state executive board and council, implement mandates and policies, appoint and evaluate committee and subcommittee chairs and submit the annual state budget.
The Michigan Athletic Trainer’s Society is a professional membership organization for Athletic Trainers (AT), Athletic Training students, and others who seek to advance the profession of Athletic Training in the State of Michigan. Athletic Trainers are recognized as allied health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.
Athletic trainers are professionally equipped to provide health care in many different employment settings including, but not limited to, hospital and clinical rehabilitation settings, high school athletic and educational settings, collegiate athletic and educational settings, professional athletic settings, youth sports settings, physician offices, performing arts, industrial and occupational settings, public safety, physician extender settings and military settings.