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Meet the Panelists: AHAA Webinar on Accountability and Education


Within the current climate of athletics, there is an increased need for broad compliance and understanding of policies and procedures regarding athlete healthcare. It can be difficult, however, for athletic healthcare providers to navigate the Accountability and Education of Non-Healthcare Personnel.

  • What roles do the Athletic Healthcare Administrator and sports medicine staffs play in the development and execution of these policies?
  • Whose responsibility is it to enforce health and safety-related protocols among non-medical staff?
  • How can administration, medical professionals, and team staff all work together to create collaborative, athlete-focused policies and procedures?

A key factor towards this success is for non-healthcare personnel in athletics – such as coaches, team and support staff, and administration – to support, adhere, and promote an environment focused on athlete health, safety, and welfare.

We invite healthcare professionals, administrators, athletics staff, and conference officials to join us as we discuss best practice guidelines around the accountability and education of non-healthcare personnel regarding health and safety protocols.


Chad Asplund, MD, MPH is a sports medicine physician and Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic and serves as an associate for the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health. Asplund is the past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a team physician for the US Ski team, USA Basketball and USA Triathlon.

Angela Beisner, MA, AT, is a Senior Director for the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health, collaborating with USCAH’s valued partners as a reliable resource for innovative solutions, first-class resources, and collaboration. She spent more than two decades as a collegiate athletic trainer, most recently serving as the head athletic trainer at Ohio State. Beisner also is the lead athletic trainer for the USA U19 Men's Lacrosse team.

A 20-year veteran in collegiate sports medicine, Murphy Grant, MS, AT, is the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Athletics Health Care Administrator at Wake Forest University. Grant leads Wake Forest’s Sports Performance Team with a team of 32 professionals specializing in sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning, sports psychology and sports nutrition. He is the department’s inaugural athletic healthcare administrator.

Jeff White serves as the Vice President for Legal, Diversity, IT and Resources for the NJCAA National Office. As the association's in-house legal counsel, White works with NJCAA National Office staff and Board of Regents members to review contracts, assist regions with legal needs, create and revise internal processes, manage association policies and procedures, analyze and evaluate the impact of legislation on the NJCAA and its members, and monitor Title IX compliance.



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