Dear Friends -
It with a heavy heart that I share the news that our beloved Rachael Oats passed away this past weekend after a long fight with cancer. Not only was Racheal second in command of the NATA, but she brought quite a bit of laughter and merriment to our MAATA meetings over the years. Racheal’s intellect, wit, good nature and dogged-determined attitude to advocate for all Athletic Trainers is legendary. She will be greatly missed. As I get more information from the NATA office, I will share it with you.
Hug your loved ones.
Katie Walsh Flanagan, EdD, LAT, ATC
Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association District Director