Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainer

The Certified Athletic Trainer is a highly educated health care professional skilled in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Specifically, the A.T. specializes in five practice areas or domains: prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration, and professional development. The A.T. functions as an integral member of the health care team. The A.T. works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. Each Certified Athletic Trainer has fulfilled the requirements for certification established by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, Inc. He/she must also be licensed by the state through the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board.

To help support the health and well-being of our local high school athletes, Beacon provides many of the top schools with Athletic Trainers. See below for more details.

Craig Lindsey

Craig has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Moeller High School since 1995. He earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Health from Berea College in 1992. In 1994, he completed the Athletic Training curriculum from Wright State University.

In addition to his duties at Moeller High School, Craig works tirelessly as Beacon Orthopaedics’ Lead Athletic Trainer. Some of his duties include overseeing the Sports Medicine Outreach Program by providing several other area high schools with certified athletic trainers. In addition, he organizes and directs Beacon’s annual high school pre-participation physicals. He also works very closely with Moeller’s team orthopedic physician, Dr. Tim Kremchek.

In his free time, Craig enjoys following Ohio State football, Kentucky basketball, and the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He also enjoys attending various sporting events throughout the year that his children participate in. He and his wife, Robin, reside in Hebron, Kentucky, with their two children, Austin (15) and Ashlee (12).

Craig is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Greater Cincinnati Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is a Certified Instructor of CPR/Sports Safety Training with the American Red Cross. He also is an Approved Clinical Instructor for the Athletic Training Programs of both the College of Mt. St. Joe and the University of Cincinnati; which provides high school internship opportunities for their athletic training students.

Bill Maurer

Bill is a Cincinnati native who received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990. After a season as an athletic trainer with the Erie Sailors in the New York – Penn minor league baseball league. Next, he went to Eastern Illinois University to complete his M.S. in Exercise Science in 1992. Upon returning to Cincinnati, Bill worked at Colerain H.S. and Elder H.S, while working with the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals in their respective scoreboards for fifteen years. Currently assists at many of the local Beacon high schools as well as covering the United States National Junior Tennis tournaments, high school physicals and teaches CPR and First Aid. When he is away from Beacon, Bill volunteers at his children’s school in many areas, from the working at the festival, taking care of the fields, the library, and the cafeteria. Bill and his wife Linda are the proud parents of four children: Steve, Angela, Nick and David.

Joe Lucas

Joe has been the athletic trainer at CHCA since 2004. He completed his Bachelors degree in Health Promotion & Education with emphasis in  Athletic Training from the University of Cincinnati in 1998.  He spent one year as an intern with the Cincinnati Bengals, then completed his graduate assistantship with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from Auburn University in 2001. In addition to his high school responsibilities, he works with Dr.  Peter Cha during his clinic hours.  He assists in casting, home exercise instruction and post operative care. In his free time he likes to complete home improvement projects, watching  UC, Auburn and Bengal football.  He lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife and son, Sacha and Andrew, and with their pud named Fez.

Dan Forcum

Dan has been the Athletic Trainer at LaSalle HS since the start of the 2005 school year. Dan graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph here in Cincinnati with a B.S in Athletic Training in 2003. Dan is employed by Beacon Orthopedics since the spring of 2007 and he splits his time between the Beacon West Physical Therapy office and LaSalle. Dan enjoys the outdoors, playing drums with his rock band, volleyball, the Reds and Bengal’s, and is a sports fan in general. Dan and his wife Nicole, at teacher at McAuley HS, live in Westwood with their 2 children Logan and Holli.

Terri Konte

Terri has been an Athletic Trainer for Indian Hill High School since 1990 (Head Athletic Trainer since 1996). A native of Mentor, Ohio, Terri attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training/Health Education and Promotion (1990) and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology (1994). She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, a Licensed Athletic Trainer (Ohio), and a Certified Red Cross Instructor in CPR/Sports Safety Training. In addition, Terri serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the University of Cincinnati in order to provide high school internship opportunities for local college athletic training students.

Tim Elser

Tim grew up in Belleville, Il. He obtained a BS degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University (1984), MHS degree in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis (1991) and a doctorate degree in Sports Medicine (Baseball Injuries and Rehabilitation) from the University of St. Augustine (2007). Tim is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (1987), a Certified Athletic Trainer (1996) and an APTA Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (1998). Prior to joining Beacon Orthopedics, Tim was the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds. Tim has a son, Ryan (16). He enjoys baseball, soccer, golf, hiking and photography. Tim and his team specialize in the rehabilitation of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries.

Christi Wergers

Christi is from Dayton OH, and graduated from the College of Mount St. Joseph with a degree in Athletic Training. Christi works primarily in the clinic as an athletic trainer but she also assists with athletic event coverage as needed. She has a son Brady (2), she enjoys running and reading.

Ron Baumet

Ron is a certified athletic trainer who graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY with a Masters degree in Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration. He has over 25 years experience in athletic training. He is the head athletic trainer at Oak Hills High School, having held that position since 1988. Ron has three sons, Matt (26), Richie (23), and Tyler (17). He enjoys ice hockey with his boys.

Kristine Johnson

Kristine is a Certified Athletic Trainer. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine in 2007. There, she worked with the NKU baseball team, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and the Thomas More football team. She is currently a NASM Personal Enhancement Specialist.

Troy Azuogu

Troy has worked 3 years at Beacon as an Athletic Trainer. He serves as an Athletic Trainer at Indian Hill high school and is in charge of training for Beacon and D1's Bridge program. Previously he served as head Athletic Trainer for the United Hockey League's Port Huron Flags (Professional AA Hockey). Prior to that he graduated from Wright State University with a degree in Athletic Training. He also played soccer at Wright State where he was a starter for four years and received both athletic and academic scholarship.

Glenna Knapp

20 years in Emergency Medicine as a Paramedic/Firefighter/Fire Prevention Specialist with the Loveland-Symmes Fire dept.  1982-1999; presently volunteer. Obtained Athletic Training certification and licensure in 1996 and worked with Madeira H.S. through TriHealth until 2007 when I transitioned to Beacon Orthopedics. Obtained licensure as a massage therapist in 2000, with additional certifications since then in: PMM - Precision Muscular Mobilization, PNMT- Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. My specialty is understanding pain and how the body interprets it as well as its effect on movement patterns. These techniques involve the following key three concepts: Accurate Assessment, Precise treatment, Stellar Results.

Jared Lefever

My name is Jared and I am originally from Cincinnati, I grew up on the west side and went to oak hills high school. I earned my bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Cincinnati. I have worked for the Denver broncos two seasons helping out with their pre-season and now I am working with the Cincinnati commandos and Moeller high school. The other time I am in the clinic working with patients. When I'm not working I like to go to hockey games with friends and play Frisbee golf.

Kodi McAlister

Kodi graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training. She works as an athletic trainer both in the physical therapy department and at East Central High School. She lives near Rising Sun, IN with her husband, Dan, and their children, Lainie and Landen.

Becca Baston

Becca is the certified athletic trainer for Mount Notre Dame High School, and spends some time in the physical therapy clinics at Beacon Summit and Beacon West.  She has been with Beacon since 2012. Becca received her BS in Athletic Training from Ohio University. She is a licensed athletic trainer, a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association, and Ohio Athletic Trainers Association.  She is a Cincinnati native and McAuley alumna. After facing sport-ending knee injuries, Becca still loves to do CrossFit, run with her dog Kara, and spend time with her family and friends. Go Reds!

Sarah Nye

Sarah is from Loveland, Ohio and graduated from Otterbein University with a BS in Athletic Training. She is currently the Athletic Trainer for Seven Hills Schools, but she also spends some time in the clinic at Beacon West. In her spare time, Sarah likes cooking, reading, and being active in general.  Her favorite sports teams are the Reds and LSU (Geaux Tigers!).

Susan Blackson

Susan is the certified athletic trainer for Reading High School and also works in the clinic at Summit Woods.  She has been with Beacon since 2012.  Susan is a native of Strongsville, OH and received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Marietta College in 2001 and her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Florida  in 2003.  Since being certified as an athletic trainer in 2001, she has worked at both the high school and collegiate levels and has also worked in the education of undergraduate athletic training students.  She lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband, Cory, and their daughter, Emily.

Jamie Brown

Jamie is the certified athletic trainer for Kings High School and Kings Junior High.  She has been with Kings and Beacon since 2010.  She received her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training/Clinical Management from Bowling Green State University, and then went onto Xavier University as a certified athletic training intern for two years.  While at XU she studied Sports Administration and received her Master’s in Education.  Jamie is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, and a licensed Athletic Trainer for Ohio.  Additionally, she is a certified to teach CPR/AED/First Aid and Sports Safety courses.  Jamie and her husband Steve have one dog named Molly, and enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

Cathy Hays

Cathy Hays is an Outreach Assistant Athletic Trainer to Wilmington College. She is the primary Athletic Trainer for Men’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Lacrosse.  Prior to Beacon, Hays served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN for the 2011-2012 school year. She also served as an athletic trainer in the University of Memphis athletics department for four years. Hays graduated from Wilmington College of Ohio, in 2007. She earned a M.S. in Human Movement Sciences with a concentration in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Memphis in 2010.