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Athletic Training Residency Program Faculty and Staff

Medical Residency Director

Alex A. Homaechevarria, MD, ABFP, CAQSM

Residency Program Director

Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC, CSCS serves as director of clinical residency at St. Luke's Sports Medicine, and helped develop St. Luke's post-professional accredited athletic training residency program. He serves as athletic training liaison between St. Luke's and the U.S. Soccer Federation national teams and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He was head athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team and athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's U-20 World Cup tournament and qualifying tournaments. He started the athletic training residency program at Emory Sports Medicine in Atlanta and was part of the team that helped develop the accreditation standards for post-professional residency programs with the National Athletic Trainers Association. Forrest earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and his master's degree from Illinois State University.

Associate Residency Program Directors

  • Luke Bahnmeier, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC
  • Tom Koto, MS, ATC, LAT
  • Tim Nicolello, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC

Associated Residency Physicians

Associated Physician Assistants

Athletic Training Program Mentors

Residency Elective Physicians

Current Athletic Training Residents

  • 2016-2017: Josh Lavigne, MSAT, LAT, ATC
  • 2016-2017: Cassie Mall, MS, ATC, OTC

Past Athletic Training Residents

  • 2015-2016: Sandra Koen, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC
  • 2015-2016: Reed Omdal, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC
  • 2014-2015: Julia Hassell, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC
  • 2014-2015: Eren Havrilak, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, OTC
  • 2013-2014: Sean Burfeind, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PES, EMT-D
  • 2013-2014: JJ Wetherington, MS, LAT, ATC
  • 2012-2013: Luke Bahnmaier, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC
  • 2011-2012: Tim Nicolello, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC