Young Professionals

CHAIR
Philip Szlosek, PhD, LAT, ATC
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ATOM YP Rep to District 1
Amanda Rodrigues, LAT, ATC
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Committee Members

Christina Hollis, MEd, LAT, ATC
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Jason Besse, MS, LAT, ATC
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Shelby Starkey, MS, LAT, ATC
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YP Committee Members' Bios




Philip Szlosek, PhD, LAT, ATC
Philip Szlosek is an assistant professor of athletic training at  Bridgewater State University. Phil earned his PhD in Teaching and Administration from Springfield College, his Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Old Dominion University and his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Springfield College. Phil has worked clinically as an athletic trainer both at Springfield College and at The College of William and Mary. In addition to serving as the ATOM Young Professionals’ Committee Chair, Phil sits on the EATA Quiz Bowl Committee. In his free time Phil enjoys spending time with his family, playing the saxophone, enjoying the outdoors, and following Boston professional sports. 





Amanda Rodrigues
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Rodrigues currently is a physical educator and an athletic trainer at The Fessenden School for boys in West Newton, Massachusetts. She is also a part of the boarding program and is a non-dorm residential faculty member at the school. Rodrigues also serves as a preceptor for the Lasell College Athletic Training Program. Prior to working at the Fessenden School she worked briefly at a physical therapy office running youth sport preventative training programs and assisted with sports rehabilitation return to play protocols. Rodrigues has also done per diem work around Massachusetts.

Rodrigues graduated from Springfield College in 2016 with two bachelor's degrees: Athletic Training and Physical Education. She worked with athletes in the prep school, high school, and collegiate setting. During her time at Springfield she served on the EATA District 1 student delegation committee representing Rhode Island. In her 3rd year on the committee, she was the student program chair and assisted in designing the student program for the EATA's in 2015.



 

Christina Hollis
Christina Hollis is an athletic trainer at Bentley University.  Christina earned her Masters of Education in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia in June 2016.
Her principal responsibilities at Bentley include working with the women's basketball, volleyball, women’s lacrosse, and the men’s and women’s cross country and track teams. While working on her Masters, Hollis was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Physical Therapy @ ACAC. She served as a physical therapist extender and outreached to Albemarle High School. Previously, Hollis worked with the men’s lacrosse and ice hockey teams at Nazareth College, the University of Rochester Sports Medicine Clinic (outreaching to Arcadia High School and Odyssey Academy), the Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, N.Y., and SUNY College at Brockport, her alma mater. Hollis received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Brockport in 2015 after majoring in athletic training and exercise physiology.



 

Jason Besse
Jason Besse is an athletic trainer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He previously worked in the same position at Keene State College, and was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Boston University. In addition to his clinical work, Besse has been a preceptor for both Keene State and Boston University’s athletic training programs, and also served as an adjunct instructor in athletic training at Keene State.

Besse completed his undergraduate degree at Messiah College. His other experience includes serving as the medical director at the Keene State College Soccer Camps and a medical volunteer at athletic events throughout New England, including the Boston Marathon. He is an avid soccer player and fan, and enjoys hiking and camping.


 

Shelby Wozmac
Shelby Wozmak has worked as an athletic trainer at Simmons College since 2016. In addition to her duties at Simmons, Wozmak acts as a preceptor for undergraduate athletic training programs at Boston University and Lasell College. Prior to her arrival at Simmons, the New Hampshire native gained experience as an athletic trainer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the Spring season, following a stint with Curry College's men's and women's soccer teams in the Fall of 2015.

Wozmak earned a Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology in May of 2015 at University of Massachusetts Amherst and also gained experience teaching undergraduate coursework in Sports Medicine in Amherst. While earning her degree, Wozmak worked directly with the Minutemen's nationally ranked field hockey team as well as the baseball team as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2013-15.

No stranger to the Boston area, Wozmak received a Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from Lasell College in 2013. While attending the Newton campus, Wozmak also obtained a Minor degree in Coaching and was a recipient of the Kerkor "Koko" Kassabian Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Scholarship Award, the ATOM iLead Student Leadership Scholarship and the Lasell College Athletic Training Book Award.

Wozmak currently resides in Wellesley, Mass. and is an Adjunct Professor for Lasell College's Athletic Training program.

 

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