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Current and Past Athletic Training Residents

Current Athletic Training Residents

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Joshua Lavigne

Joshua Lavigne, MSAT, LAT, ATC is a board certified athletic trainer licensed in the state of Idaho and an athletic training resident with St. Luke's Sports Medicine. He looks forward to the challenge of practicing in a clinical setting and the opportunity to learn the interdisciplinary model of healthcare at St. Luke's. 

Josh earned a bachelor's degree in sport science with an emphasis in athletic training and a master's degree in athletic training, both from the University of Idaho. He conducted research on the effects of manual therapy on hamstring extensibility and presented his findings at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's national conference. Originally from Wallace, Idaho, Josh has been married nine years and has four children.

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Cassie Mall

Cassie Mall, MS, ATC, OTC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the state of Idaho. She is completing her education requirements as an athletic trainer in the physician practice setting and provides athletic training outreach coverage. 

Cassie earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Florida and a master's degree in advanced athletic training from the University of South Carolina. She served as the athletic trainer for the women's tennis and golf teams at the University of South Carolina. Cassie also worked in the university's Sports Medicine Clinic, was the athletic trainer for the Lexington Youth Football and Cheering Association, and was an assistant athletic trainer at Lower Richland High School. Cassie enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Past Athletic Training Residents

Class of 2015-2016

Sandra Koen, MEd, LAT, ATC, OTC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the state of Florida. After graduation from the residency program, she accepted a position as a clinical athletic trainer for Christopher Hodgkins, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon at UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, Florida. Sandra earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Chapman University, and her post-professional master's degree in athletic training at the University of Virginia. Sandra has presented both regionally and nationally, and has submitted research completed during her residency at St. Luke's for publication.

Reed Omdal, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the states of Utah, Idaho, and Oregon. After completing his residency, he accepted a position at University of Utah Health Care as a clinical athletic trainer for hip specialist Stephen Aoki, MD. Reed earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Washington State University, and his master's degree in exercise and sports science from the University of Utah. During his residency, Reed presented at various regional and national conferences on topics related to the value of athletic training. His research included patient throughput in the physician practice with the addition of an athletic trainer. Reed has an upcoming publication in Sports Health and a pending publication in the Journal of Allied Health.

Class of 2014-2015

Julia Hassell, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC is a board certified athletic trainer, licensed in the states of Michigan and Idaho. After completing her residency, Julia accepted a position as a clinical athletic trainer for Olusanjo Adeoye MD at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She will be working with past graduate, JJ Wetherington ATC, supporting Spectrum's AT Residency Program. Julia earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from Missouri State University and her master's degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State University. Julia's research is pending editorial approval in the NATA News "The Value of Athletic Trainers in the Secondary School Setting."

Eren Havrilak, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, OTC is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer in the state of Idaho. After graduation from the residency program, Eren was hired by St Luke’s Sports Medicine and serves as the clinical athletic trainer for Tobi Gopon, MD. She earned her bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her master's degree in applied physiology and kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training from the University of Florida. Eren continues to work on research from her residency studying the clinical diagnostic accuracy of residency trained athletic trainers. She also travels with US Soccer Youth National teams.

Class of 2013-2014

Sean Burfeind, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC, CSCS is a graduate of the third class of our athletic training residency program. Sean’s research during his residency was published in the Journal of Medical Practice Management, “The Financial Impact of Athletic Trainers Working as Physician Extenders in the Orthopedic Practice” JMPM Volume 29, Number 4 pp.250-254. After completing his residency, Sean took a position with Town Center Orthopaedics in Reston, Virginia. He works alongside Jeff Berg, MD, a knee and shoulder sports medicine surgeon, as his clinical athletic trainer and first assisting in the operating room. Sean earned his bachelor's degree in healthcare studies with a specialization in health and fitness training, and his master's degree in athletic training from Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Sean has worked with the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams, an opportunity he received while completing his residency. He is a board certified athletic trainer, licensed in Virginia and Idaho.

JJ Wetherington MS, AT, ATC, OTC is a board certified athletic trainer, licensed in Michigan and Idaho. He works as a clinical athletic trainer for Jennifer Trpkovsky, MD at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Along with his clinical duties, he has developed an athletic training residency program at Spectrum Health. JJ earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2007 from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina and a post-professional master's degree in athletic training in 2009 from Indiana University in Bloomington. JJ is awaiting editorial approval, for research completed during his residency, through the Athletic Training Education Journal titled: “Self-Funding a Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency.”

Class of 2012-2013

Luke Bahnmaier, MS, ATC, LAT, OTC serves as a clinical athletic trainer for Michael Curtin, MD. He provides athletic training outreach coverage for Nampa Christian High School and a local high school's club lacrosse team and US Soccer youth national teams. Luke is a certified athletic trainer, licensed in the state of Idaho, and was the second resident in St. Luke's Sports Medicine athletic training residency program. Luke earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Montana, and his post-professional master's degree in athletic training from the University of Oregon. Luke has been published for his research during his residency in the international Journal of Athletic Training and Therapy on “Physician Satisfaction of Residency Trained Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders” 2014 Human Kinetics - IJATT 19(2), pp. 1-3.

Class of 2011-2012

Tim Nicolello MS, LAT, ATC, OTC was the first resident in the St. Luke's Sports Medicine athletic training residency program. He joined St. Luke's Sports Medicine full time after completing the program in 2012 and started his career working with Residency Medical Director Alex Homaechevarria, MD. Tim is currently the athletic trainer working with James Beckmann, MD. Tim is board certified and licensed in the state of Idaho. He was recently published for work research completed from his residency in The Journal of Allied Health on “Patient Perceptions of Athletic Trainers and Orthopedic Medical Residents as Primary Clinical Support Staff in a Sports Medicine Practice: A Randomized, Double Blinded Study."  He has continued to help within the program as a mentor to the current residents and assist in their research studies. He earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training and a minor in sports science from the University of Idaho in 2009, and a post-professional master's degree in athletic training from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2011.