2021 VAAT Officer Election




Candidate for president-elect

Lisa Hardy, MS, LAT, ATC

Since receiving my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and my Master of Science in Athletic Training from Indiana State University, I have worked mainly in the collegiate setting as a certified athletic trainer for the past 14 years.  Currently, I am an Athletic Trainer on the Athletic Medicine staff at the University of Vermont.  I have been in this role since 2010 and have been a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Vermont since starting in this role.  I have been involved in the VAAT Executive Committee since 2017, first serving in the role as Member At Large and in my current role as secretary since 2019.

I am running for President-Elect to help continue the forward momentum of the VAAT and its Executive Committee. 


Edward Wozniakewicz, LAT ATC

Hello, my name is Edward Wozniakewicz and please accept this as my formal application serve the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers and all its members as its next Secretary. I am currently in my 9th year at Castleton University. I received my Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. I continued my education by earning my Master or Science in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training Rehabilitation from Springfield College in 2012. During the 2010-2011 school year, I worked at Deerfield Academy (MA) as a part-time athletic trainer providing services to all community members. I was a graduate assistant at Springfield College for the 2011-2012 school year where I worked with their football and wrestling teams. Since moving to Castleton, I have been working with their Football, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse teams. During my time with these teams, I have improved my perspective on my passion for athletic training. This reflection has challenged me to improve how I treat my patients and their needs, both physical and emotional.

During the past 10 months with the difficulties Covid-19 dealt us, I have taken the opportunity to learn new methods and tools for communication and have used them to meet with a group of ATs from across the country. Meeting with this group has given me perspectives and ideas for what the future of our profession can be. I have recently become involved with the VAAT in the Young Professionals Committee over the previous summer and I took over as Committee Chair in November. We are currently working on getting more involvement from the YPs in the state in order to help develop and build onto our various committees. Unfortunately for me, my days as a YP are numbered, but I want to continue on my journey of serving on the VAAT and its members as we continue to advocate for our patients, our profession, and each other. I hope to have the opportunity to continue to meet and interact with more of you as I continue my service. Thank you for your time.


The mission of the NATA and VAAT is to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active and advance the profession of athletic training
through education and research in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries. Our mission statement underscores our commitment to education and excellence in athletic training and also emphasizes our dedication to providing quality health care.

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