Athletic Training Faculty

Western Carolina University Athletic Training Faculty

Jill Manners, MS, MPT, LAT, ATC, PT, COMT Associate Professor, Program Director
Dr. James Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC  Professor
Dr. Melissa Snyder, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS Associate Professor
Tara Peterson, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS Assistant Professor
Dr. Larry Supik, MD ATEP Medical Director
Dr. Judson Garbarino, MD ATEP MEdical Director


Western Carolina University Athletic Training Adjunct Faculty/Guest Lecturers

Wayne Billon, PHD, RD, LDN Registered Dietician
Thomas Burns, PT, OCS Physical Therapist
Judson Garbarino, MD Family Practice; Emergency Medicine
Marie Huff, PhD, RSW Social Worker
David Markoff, MD Ophthalmologist
Melisa Martin, MHS, EMT-P Paramedic
Christian Moretz, MD Family Physician
Burt Ogle, PhD, CIH, CSP Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional
Robin Pope, PhD, PA Physician Assistant
Randall Provost, MD Internist
Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD Registered Dietician
Carlyle Schomberg, PT Physical Therapist
Michelle Scifers, DPT, PT Physical Therapist
Mary Teslow, MLS, RHIA Health Information Administrator
David Trigg, MD Emergency Medicine
Luis Velez, CSCS, LAT, ATC Athletic Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Western Carolina University Preceptors

Josiah Hagemann, MS, LAT, ATC University of North Carolina at Asheville
Megan Hammonds, MS, LAT, ATC Old Dominion University
Carrie Hendrick, PhD, LAT, ATC Lenior-Rhyne University
Shannon Haskett, MPT, LAT, ATC Nantahala Physical Therapy
Emily Martin, MS, LAT, ATC Carolina West Sports Medicine
Jonathan Mitzel, MS, LAT, ATC Carolina West Sports Medicine/ Cherokee High School
Lynette Mount, MS, LAT, ATC Haywood Sports Medicine/ Haywood County Middle Schools
Sarah Philipp, LAT, ATC Southeastern Sports Medicine
Carlos Rodriguez, MS, LAT, ATC Southeastern Sports Medicine/ AC Reynolds High School
Tom Tisdale, MS, LAT, ATC Carolina West Sports Medicine/ Smoky Mountain High School
Tim White, MS, LAT, ATC University of North Carolina at Asheville


Jessica Ange, MD Sylva Family Practice
Ofelia Balta, MD WNC Internal Medicine
Tom Bossung, MEd, ATC Vanderbilt University
Jeff Boyer, MS, ATC University of Virginia
 Donna Bullock, ATC  Clemson University
Andy Carter, MS, ATC College of William and Mary
Robert Casmus, MS, LAT, ATC Catawba College
Christofer Catterson, MD Haywood Sports Medicine, WNC Orthopedic Specialist
Will Christman, MS, ATC, PES Wofford College
Craig Clark, MEd, ATC Furman University
Renee Cork, MEd, ATC, EMT-B College of William and Mary
 Erin Duignan, MS, LAT, ATC  Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine/New Bern High School
 Michael Flicker, MS, LAT, ATC  Lenoir-Rhyne University
Joshua Geruso, MS, LAT, ATC North Carolina State University
Alyss Hart, MEd, ATC, SCAT Wofford College
 Beth Hayford, LAT, ATC  Davison College
Richard Jones, MD Southeastern Sports Medicine
Calvin Keller, ATC  North Davidson High School
John Knaul, MS, ATC College of William and Mary
Mark Mancebo, MHS, CMT, ATC, SCAT Wofford College
Mary Curtis McCracken, MPT, MEd, PT, LAT, ATC Carolina West Sports Medicine , MedWest Sports Medicine
Michael McGee, EdD, LAT, ATC Lenoir-Rhyne University
Sara Melby, MEd, ATC Vanderbilt University
 Jon Mitchell, MA, LAT, ATC  Gardner-Webb University
 Jeff Pounds, MS, ATC  Coastal Carolina University
Randy Provost, MD Sylva Medical Center
Kelly Pugh, MS, ATC, CMT University of Virginia
Mark Green, LAT, ATC  Rabun Gap Nacochee School
 Gary Rizza, LAT, ATC  Guilford College
Ethan Saliba, PhD, PT, SCS, ATC University of Virginia
Carlyle Schomberg, MPT, PT Carolina West Sports Medicine
Adam Smith, MS, LAT, ATC Belmont Abbey College
Erick Storsved, MS, LAT, ATC Elon University
Larry Supik, MD MedWest Sports Medicine, Sylva Orthopedics
 Joshua Williamson, MS, LAT, ATC  Washington and Lee University
Thomas Wolf, MD WNC Internal Medicine

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