Ms. Albohm travels internationally as Director of Ossur Academy, responsible for education, clinical research and Fellowships in the Americas. She is a highly regarded speaker, lecturing on a range of musculoskeletal and sports medicine-related topics.
As a leading expert in the field of musculoskeletal health care, Ms. Albohm’s focus bridges experts and experience to advise the baby boomer generation in the prevention and management of their health care involving concerns of joints, muscles, and conditions such as osteoarthritis. The emergent field is exploding, as so many of the 60 million defy time and maintain their passion for active lifestyles beyond traditional patterns.
National and international events including the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the 1991 World Gymnastics Championships, the 1988 Track and Field Olympic Trials, the 1987 Pan American Games, and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid are among the venues where Ms. Albohm has served in key positions on the medical staff and coordinated medical coverage for tens of thousands of elite athletes. She also serves on the board of directors for Datalys Sports Injury Surveillance Research Center, Indianapolis, IN.
Guest appearances include The Today Show, CNN House Calls with Sanjay Gupta and ESPN Real Sports with Briant Gumbel. As an expert in the field, she is quoted frequently in trade journals, consumer periodicals and the media. She authored the book, Health Care and the Female Athlete, and co-authored Your Injury - A Common Sense Guide to Sports Injuries, and Reimbursement for Athletic Trainers.
Marjorie Albohm was one of the first women in the nation certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She has received the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, the Tim Kerin Award for Excellence in Athletic Training, and is a member of the NATA Hall of Fame. Spanning over 38 years of service, Ms. Albohm has contributed in positions of President, NATA, Vice president NATA, President NATA Research and Education Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer NATA board of directors, and Director, District 4, to the NATA board of directors, and Chairperson NATA Reimbursement Advisory Group.
Marjorie J. Albohm received her BS degree from Valparaiso University and her MS degree from Indiana State University.
The AOSSM Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Dummer, CAE as the Society’s next chief executive, replacing Irv Bomberger who will retire at the end of July. For the past 16 years, Mr. Dummer was CEO of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), a multi-disciplinary scientific society for academic, government and industry researchers.
“Greg’s 25 years of non-profit society management experience and wealth of expertise in strategic planning, membership development, international collaboration and publishing will help grow our Society and meet our future opportunities and challenges,” said Allen Anderson, MD, AOSSM President.
During his time at SLAS, Greg led the Board leadership through the successful merger of two international science societies, helped launch in-person and online educational programming, established a $1 million educational fund to annually award $100,000 research grants and facilitated author workshops at universities and conferences throughout Europe and Asia. In addition, his previous experience included serving as a manager/supervisor/director for Smith, Bucklin & Associates (SBA), the world’s largest association management firm, where he oversaw marketing and communications programs for 25+ association clients.
“I am pleased to be able to turn over my executive responsibilities to Greg. He has a stellar reputation in the association management field, and I believe his professional strengths and personal qualities are a unique fit for the Society that will provide for its continued growth. AOSSM is a special organization, and I am sure Greg will serve the profession well,” said Bomberger.
Greg is a Certified Association Executive through the American Society of Association Executives and was named one of the Top 25 Non-Profit CEOs in the United States by CEO Update magazine in 2009. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.
“I am excited to be joining the AOSSM team and look forward to cultivating, learning from and leading staff, members and the orthopaedic sports medicine community to future growth and excellence,” said Dummer.
Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Brian oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The NCAA Sport Science Institute works collaboratively with member institutions and Centers of Excellence across the United States. For over 20 years, Brian has been actively involved in sports medicine. He co-authored Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role the development of drug testing and education protocols worldwide. He has served on the New York State Medical Advisory Board, the USOC Sports Medicine Committee, and was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Neurology Sports Neurology Section, where he serves as vice-chair. Brian has played a pivotal role in the development of health and safety standards in tennis, both nationally and internationally. He was Chief Medical Officer of the US Open Tennis Championships for 16 years, and then served as Chief Medical Officer of the United States Tennis Association before moving to the NCAA. He is chair of the International Tennis Federation Sport Science & Medicine Commission, and oversaw the rollout of international wheelchair tennis competition, a sport for which he wrote the rules of eligibility for both para- and quad-tennis. Brian is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine.
Chris Eckerle serves as Project Director for BioCrossroads. In this capacity, Eckerle focuses on promoting the entrepreneurial and institutional opportunities throughout Indiana's life science community. He manages the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition and supports the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and OrthoWorx, a Warsaw-based initiative to advance the region's significant orthopedics device sector. Eckerle also serves as an advisor to the Indiana Seed Fund ll and assists the fund manager in deal sourcing, diligence and execution of portfolio investments.
Prior to joining BioCrossroads, Eckerle spent several years as the Director of Life Sciences for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, where he led the states initiative to expand, attract, and retain life sciences corporations. He served on the board of directors for Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. and the Indiana Cord Blook Bank. Previously, he also oversaw Indiana's Health and Human Service agencies while at the Office of Management and Budget.
Eckerle earned a BS in Biology from Yale University, where he was a two-time Academic All-American, and an MBA from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
Barry P. Katz is Professor of Biostatistics and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1984 and has been a member of the IU faculty since. He served as Director of the Division of Biostatistics from 1995 until it became a department in 2011 when he became the Founding Chair.
Barry has experience in all types of health-related research including randomized controlled trials, epidemiological studies, animal models and health services research. As of 2015, these studies had resulted in over 240 peer reviewed publications in the biomedical and biostatistical literature. He has also served on numerous national review groups for NIH and other agencies, has served as a consultant for the WHO and is a member of the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society, the Royal Statistical society and the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.
Barry has directed numerous Biostatistics Cores for multi-project and multicenter initiatives in the areas of sexually transmitted infections, musculoskeletal diseases, and oral health. He is currently directing the Biostatistics and Data Management Team for the NCAA-DOD Grand Alliance Concussion Assessment Research and Education project which will enroll thousands of collegiate athletes over 3-years in its initial funding period. Barry also directs the Biostatistics and Data Core for the Medical Countermeasures Against Radiological Threats (MCART) consortium, the Data Coordinating Center for the Translational Research and Evolving Alcoholic Hepatitis Treatment consortium, and the Statistics Core for a multi-center cohort study to predict caries risk in underserved toddlers. All of these projects and centers are funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Kathleen T. McNeely is Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and has served in this role since April 2011. Kathleen’s responsibilities at the NCAA include all financial activity, facility operations, information technology and human resources. Prior to joining the NCAA, Kathleen was Associate Vice President and Executive Director of Financial Management Services, Indiana University. She had been with Indiana University since 1982 in various financial administrative positions. In previous years, Kathleen was a member of both NACUBO’s Accounting Principles Council and University Research Council. She is the 2003 recipient of NACUBO’s Daniel D. Robinson award, which recognizes individual excellence and leadership in the advancement of college and university accounting and reporting.
In 2011, Kathleen also received the Indiana University Distinguished Service Medal.
Kathleen is currently treasurer for the National Arts Museum of Sport board, a board member and secretary of Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) and a board member of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), LLC, the Indiana Sports Corporation and Arbiter Sports. Kathleen is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Kathleen holds a B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business and a Masters in Public Administration with a Finance concentration, both from Indiana University.
James R. Whitehead is the Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the world’s largest international organization dedicated to the broad and multi-faceted field of sports medicine and exercise science. Founded in 1954, a key focus of ACSM is the scientific and medical aspects of sports – the safety and performance of athletes, and the prevention and care of injuries. It has been a leader in clinical sports medicine education and practice (such as with a Team Physician Course series and collaborative Advanced Team Physician Courses). ACSM works in partnership and collaboration with many U.S. and global organizations, such as the United States Olympic Committee, the International Federation of Sports Medicine, the International Paralympic Committee, and the Aspen Institute Sports & Society/Project Play Initiative. ACSM also plays a scientific and thought leader role in physical activity for health as well as other benefits such as environmental sustainability and economic development, from the individual to global society. Major programs such as the Exercise Is Medicine Global Health Initiative and the American Fitness Index are signature endeavors, as are collaboratives such as Designed to Move with Nike and over 100 organizations, and Every Body Walk. ACSM represents more than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals.
As CEO of ACSM, Jim has created and led many organizations, coalitions, collaboratives, and other initiatives that drive strategy and impact. For instance, he is a co-founder and has served as adjunct Executive Director and President of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity; co-founder and co-lead of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition; Chairman of the Board of the Datalys Center on Sports Injury Research and Prevention; a co-founder and Board member of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan; President of the Female Athlete Triad Coalition; co-founder of Exercise Is Medicine; co-Founder and co-Director of the Global Alliance on Health & Performance; co-lead and Chairman of the Board for the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science. In addition, he has served as a speaker, panelist, and consultant for more than 125 organizations, including the U.S. Olympic Committee, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Public Health Association. Through ACSM and other related enterprises, Jim has been an active and wide-ranging leader in health policy and in scaling up and strengthening efforts to improve sports and sports medicine, and human health and performance, especially focused on the role of physical activity and exercise and the world-wide challenge to reduce sedentary behavior and lower the unsustainable rise in non-communicable diseases. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned degrees in organizational development and medical history. He has a special interest in systematic approaches to innovation, social movement, and replicable and sustainable best practices. Prior to coming to ACSM, Jim was an executive with the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in Washington, DC, and also was a principal with an association management firm that specialized in health and science NGOs and political candidates at the U.S. federal level.