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Mandate

Over the past couple of years, we have pursued key priorities: regulation and scope of practice; refreshed AT branding and positioning;  improved digitally-based communications; along with building a platform for evidence-based practice to secure additional third party insurance coverage for AT and to provide proof of the profession's competencies and efficacy. 

​Our goal is to have contact with the Membership beyond registration and administrative activities, engaging with Members using new tools and platforms acquired and adapted during the pandemic.   This has resulted in the Association launching a YouTube channel, podcasts and more digital offerings planned to meet that Member preference.​

We are here to serve YOU: Members and the Public seeking the professional services of our competent, sports medicine rehabilitation specialists: Athletic Therapists.

Business Meeting

Board of Directors

The OATA Board functions as a team dedicated to advancing the profession and to serving Members’ needs. The Board is pleased to be re-emerging after the pandemic lockdowns of almost three years (2020 through to lifting final restrictions in Spring 2022) and coronavirus restrictions that required us to cancel the annual Summit and our in-person events that are so important to building and maintaining the AT community spirit and strength. 

 

The pandemic also forced cancellation and rescheduling of the certification exam three times making that annual welcoming of newly-certified a challenge. The exam, like our events, resurfaced in virtual formats. Registration renewal for 2022 , for the first time in OATA history, started in October 2021 and was extended to June 1, 2022. We have all coped. 

During the pandemic, the Ontario government finally proclaimed the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA). As of October 19, 2021, ONCA is in force.  The Act provides not-for-profit corporations with a three-year transition period from the date ONCA came into force to make any necessary changes to their governing documents. The OATA is beginning that major governance transition. The Board is also fully engaged in succession, planning, mentoring and supporting the next generation of leadership. 

COMPLAINTS: ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

Any Member of the public, any other health care practitioner or organization, any patient of a Certified Athletic Therapist, may file a complaint with the OATA related to ethics and professional misconduct of a Member. Please click below for the complaint process and complaint forms.

OATA Board Structure, Executive Roles & Director Portfolios 

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Chair

Clare Richard

Academic Liaison, Finance /Audit & Secretariat

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President

Andy 
Playter

National & Regional
AT Stakeholders

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Vice President

Tony 
Carbonette

Clinic Owners, Partnerships & Sponsors

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Director

Nikki
Antonopoulos

Member Services &
Membership Benefits

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Ombuds

Kelly Marchuk

Non-Director Position

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Director

Sarah
Rabinovitch

Diversity &
Inclusion

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Ethics & Integrity Commissioner

Susan
Cameron

Non-Director Position

OATA Board Structure, Executive Roles & Director Portfolios 

Clare Richard - Portrait.png

Chair

Clare Richard

Academic Liaison, Finance /Audit & Secretariat

Andy Playter - Portrait.png

President

Andy 
Playter

National & Regional
AT Stakeholders

Tony Carbonette - Portrait.png

Vice President

Tony 
Carbonette

Clinic Owners, Partnerships & Sponsors

Nikki Antonopoulos - Portrait.png

Director

Nikki
Antonopoulos

Member Services &
Membership Benefits

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Director

Mike 
Chemello

Digital
Communications

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Director

Tyson
Campbell

Professional
Development

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Director

Sarah
Rabinovitch

Diversity &
Inclusion

Kelly Marchuk - Portrait.png

Ombuds

Kelly Marchuk

Non-Director Position

Susan Cameron - Portrait.png

Ethics & Integrity Commissioner

Susan
Cameron

Non-Director Position

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