Executive Council Members               

District Director

Patricia A. Aronson, PhD, ATC, LPTA
Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Professor of Athletic Training

Education: BS in Physical Education/Minor in Athletic Training from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY (1981), MEd with a Specialization in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia (1982), PhD in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia (2005).

Pat Aronson is currently in her first term as District Director for the MAATA. Prior to her stint as District Director, she served as the District Secretary.

Now in her 24th year at Lynchburg College, Dr. Aronson is a full time faculty member and the Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training major. Pat was honored by the NATA when she received the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers Award in 2004 and the Athletic Training Service Award in 1998



District Treasurer

Dr. Jim Berry, ATC, SCAT, NREMT
Head Athletic Trainer
Conway High School

843-488-6191 (Office)
843-340-9506 (Cell)
2301 Church Street
Conway, South Carolina 29526

Education:  BS, Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Michigan (1989); MEd, Educational Administration, University of South Carolina (2000); EdD, Learning Theory and Teacher Leadership, Walden University (2010); CAGS, Teaching of Psychology, Walden University (2011).              

Dr. Jim Berry has been the Head Athletic Trainer and a psychology teacher at Conway HS, Conway, SC, since 2013. Previously, he was the Head AT and a psychology instructor at Myrtle Beach High School (1991-2013). He began his career as the assistant AT at Pioneer HS in the Ann Arbor (MI) Public Schools (1989-1991).  Since 2013, Berry has also taught collegiately as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway.

Dr. Berry has been actively involved in athletic training at the state, district, and national level since becoming certified in 1990. At the district level, Dr. Berry has represented NATA District 3 on 4 different NATA committees. From 1996-2003 he served as the District 3 representative to the NATA Memorial Resolutions Committee; from 1998-2003 he served on the NATA Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer Committee; from 2006-2013, the NATA Committee on Professional Ethics; and from 2013-2015 he served as the COPE Chair. In May 2015, he was elected as the NATA District 3 Secretary and currently serves the district in that capacity also representing the MAATA on the NATA District Secretary/Treasurer Committee. Dr. Berry also serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training and a Program Reviewer for the NATA Convention Committee.             

His wife Becky and he have been married for 20 years and are the parents of two boys – Carson who is 18 and attending Coastal Carolina University and Cooper who is 13 and attends Myrtle Beach Middle School.


Ray Davis, MSS LAT ATC

Education: BS Ed degree at Western Carolina University, 1984 and MSS degree at The US Sports Academy in Mobile, AL, 1986.

Ray is a native of Greensboro and currently resides in McLeansville, NC.  He has been a member of the NATA since 1981.   His work experiences include; UNC Charlotte, US Football League, Washington & Lee University, the Harlem Globetrotters, Wake County, Edenton-Chowan & Guilford County Public Schools, NC Coaches Association East/West All-Stars & the NC Shrine Bowl Team.  His hobbies include swimming, fishing, hunting and traveling.

He has served the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association membership as treasurer by election since 1998.  Ray has had extensive experience in managing budgets and financial expenditures through previous employed and volunteered positions.  His duties as treasurer involved but are not limited too; creating budgets, managing annual meeting and student symposium expenditures, maximizing financial accounts, auditing documents, preparing statements for taxes, and filing quarterly lobbying documents etc.  The NCATA treasurer's position evolved into a vital relationship with the NATA and District III through billing, governmental affairs and public relation influences.  In 2011, he was instrumental in changing the NCATA’s tax status from a 501 (c) (3) to a (c) (6) organization.  The coming year will be a major challenge, as he finalizes the NCATA’s treasurer position and becomes the MAATA treasurer. 
It is my feeling that the MAATA District III must maintain its goals in representing all members.  As your treasurer I will work to maintain the interests of all MAATA District III membership as I have with the NCATA.      


Past District Director

Martin H. Baker, MS, LAT, ATC
Elon University
2500 CB Elon, NC 27244
Associate Athletic Trainer

Education: BS in Biology, and Teacher Certification from S.U.N.Y. @ Brockport (1979), MS in Physical Education with a Specialization in Athletic Training from Indiana State University (1980).

A 29 year veteran of the athletic training staff at Elon University Martin Baker served as the District Director of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association. Prior to serving as District Director Baker served six (6) years as secretary and treasurer of the MAATA. In addition to his service within the district Baker has served on the national level as a district representative to the History and Archives Committee where he developed the outline for the book Far Beyond the Shoe Book, Fifty Years of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a book by Richard G. Ebel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NATA.  He also served for six (6) years on the nominating committee for the Board of Certification (NATA-BOC).  As District Director his primary responsibility was to represent the membership of District III on the NATA Board of Directors and to provide leadership and oversight of district matters.

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