April, 2013

Meet your Board of Directors - Karen Holland


Karen Holland, B.Sc., CAT(C)

Director—Ontario

Hometown

Ottawa, Ontario

What year did you become a Certified Athletic Therapist?

1992

 

Educational experiences

I completed a Diploma in Sports Injury Management from Sheridan College in 1991. In January 2002 I began an undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa completing this in just over two years in the spring of 2004. I embarked on a Master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics in the fall of 2004 where I earned an NSERC scholarship. I decided to postpone completion of my degree in 2007 while I dedicate time to family. I look forward to meeting my continuing educational and lifelong learning goals.

Place of employment

I am a part time professor at the University of Ottawa and have been teaching Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries in the Department of Human Kinetics each academic year since 1996. I am currently working part time in a home based Athletic Injury Clinic.

Board experience and current mandates

I joined the CATA Board of Directors in July 2010. At that time I identified the requirement for a new By-Law to meet the new Not-for-Profit Canada Corporations Act and began the process of revising the By-Law and reviewing policy as a member at large with the Association Documents mandate. I did not run for re-election in 2011. In July 2012 I accepted an appointment by the Ontario Board of Directors to become the Director for Ontario on the CATA Board. My mandates include Liaison with the Education Committee, the Role Delineation Study Group and the Conference Liaison Group. I am also working with two other board members on reviewing the CATA policies and procedures to align them with the new By-Law No. 1. I would like to continue to develop these mandates and assist with continuity in the policy and procedure revision project as a member of the CATA Board of Directors.

Current and previous committee experience

Prior to joining the CATA BOD I was the OATA president from 1992-1994 and served on the certification committee from 1997-2000 as the clinical station lead. I served in an administrative role with OATA from 1990 to 1992.

Personal information

I live in the Nation’s Capital with my husband of 17 years and our two teenage sons and preteen foster daughter. As a family we spend our winter weekends skiing and our summer time at horse shows. For fun and fitness I continue to figure skate and have recently started speed skating.   


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