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Leadership Directory

President Vice-President
Marietta High School
1171 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta, GA 30064
(770) 428-2631 ext. 2508 Office
(770) 429-3155 Fax


Diane King MS, RD, ATC, LAT
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
328 Rhodes House Court
Suwanee, GA  30024

(404) 354-0008


Secretary Treasurer
Jamie Tortorice MEd., ATC, LAT
Resurgens Orthopedics
270 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 594-6080
Matt Daniel MEd, ATC, LAT
North Georgia College & State University
82 College Circle
Memorial Hall
Dahlonega, GA 30597

(706) 864.1669 Office
(706) 867.2971 Fax

Region Representatives:

*GATA Region Map*

North--Ken Wells, ATC--Athens, GA

Metro Atlanta--Jim Fox, ATC--Atlanta, GA

Central--Larry Mullis, ATC--Milledgeville, GA
Southeast--Joe Tallent,  ATC--Savannah, GA

Southwest--Darian Peavy, ATC--Tifton, GA


GATA Committees
Committee Chair


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Executive Committee Jeff Hopp
  • Leadership of the GATA; Officers elected by the GATA membership;
  • Provides oversight of all GATA committees.





Region Representatives See list
  • Serve as resource for members of their respective GATA regions. 
  • Voice concerns of their constituents to the Executive Board and recruit members for the various GATA committees from their members.  
Region Map
Governmental Affairs Tom Bair
  • Monitor legislation at the State Capitol that impacts the practice of athletic training in Georgia;
  • Liaison between GATA and our lobbyist.

Practice Act

General Assembly

Third-Party Reimbursement Larry Mullis
  • Serve as a resource for GATA members for solutions regarding reimbursement by insurance companies for athletic training services.
  • Works very closely with Governmental Affairs and Employment Enhancement Committees
Reimbursement in Georgia
Development & Corporate Sponsorships

Jim Fox

  • Responsible for fundraising activities for the Association, including Corporate Partners, Merchandise Sales, etc.

Corporate Partners

Public Relations Paul Higgs
  • Responsible for publicizing events related to the practice of athletic training in Georgia to the general public and our members through articles, press releases, and listserve announcements.

GATA on Facebook
GATA on Twitter
Education Lori Howard & Stacey Walters
  • Responsible for organizing all continuing education efforts sponsored by the GATA, including the Annual Meeting & Symposium, Mini-courses, etc.
Employment Enhancement

Paul Mills

  • Oversight of employment issues facing athletic trainers in Georgia. 
  • Serves as a resource for information related to revenue production. 
  • Liaison between GATA and Georgia High School Association, Georgia PSC, and various healthcare provider associations.  





High School AT Directory
(XL format)
Honors & Awards Diane King
  • Responsible for gathering nominations for the various honors and awards given by the GATA & NATA; 
  • Oversees the GATA Hall of Fame selection process.  
Nomination forms