Hall of Fame


The Hall of Fame Award acknowledges years of selfless dedication to the profession of athletic therapy.

Douglas C. Freer

Year Certified: 1977

Year Inducted: 2020

Professional Affiliation: Doug Freer and Associates

Career Highlight: Instead of a highlight, Mr. Freer would like to share a piece of advice with all new grads and Certified members; never stop learning. What has made this profession so great is the dedication and sharing of knowledge of members. One must learn enough knowledge that s/he can say with confidence, “I don’t know, but I will find out.”

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Dr. Mark Lafave

Year Certified: 1992

Year Inducted: 2019

Professional Affiliation: Mount Royal University

Career Highlight: Was part of the first group at Mount Royal University to achieve the rank of Full Professor in 2012.

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Tara Sutherland

Year Certified: 1990

Year Inducted: 2018

Professional Affiliation: St. Francis Xavier University

Career Highlight: Worked with the St. Francis Xavier (StFX) women’s rugby team in 2006 for their first ever CIS national championship in London Ontario. It was the first ever national championship for a women’s team at StFX.

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Joseph P. Kenny

Year Certified: 1984

Year Inducted: 2017

Professional Affiliation: Brock University

Career Highlight: Co-founded Niagara Region’s first Athletic Therapy and Sport Medicine clinic at Brock University and developed a comprehensive experiential education program for Brock student athletic trainers.

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Wendy Hampson

Year Certified: 1981

Year Inducted: 2017

Professional Affiliation: Laurentian University

Career Highlight: Chaired the OATA task force that produced a White Paper titled “The Role of Athletic Therapists in the Health Care of Physically Active Ontarians: Now and into the Future”.

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Cindy Hughes

Year Certified: 1986

Year Inducted: 2017

Professional Affiliations: Humber College | York University

Career Highlight: Chief Therapist for the Canadian Health Care Team - 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games and the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games.

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Lynn Bookalam

Year Certified: 1985

Year Inducted: 2017

Professional Affiliation: McGill University

Career Highlight: Co-founder of La Corporation des Therapeutes du Sport du Quebec.

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Elsa Orecchio

Year Certified: 1989

Year Inducted: 2016

Professional Affiliation: Sheridan College

Career Highlight: Assisted in the development of the Member Services Committee, which improved many of our processes, from renewal of membership to voting for our leaders.

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Dr. James Laws

Year Certified: 1975

Year Inducted: 2016

Professional Affiliations: York University | Toronto Argonauts

Career Highlight: Founding member of the Ontario Sport Therapists Association [OSTA], the predecessor of the OATA.

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Ivan Gutfriend

Year Certified: 1988

Year Inducted: 2016

Professional Affiliation: Saskatchewan Roughriders

Career Highlight: Founding member of the SATA in 1973.

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Ron Rappel

Year Certified: 1986

Year Inducted: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Concordia University | Private Practice

Career Highlight: Started a clinical group in Montreal that has further contributed to the business success and employment of numerous athletic therapists.

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Dr. David L. Paris

Year Certified: 1986

Year Inducted: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Concordia University | Canadian Men’s Soccer

Career Highlight: Developed an athletic therapy curriculum at Concordia University and became an Associate Professor and mentor in the Department of Exercise Science.

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David H. Jones

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 2015

Professional Affiliations: Concordia University | Private Practice

Career Highlight: Specialized in the treatment of breast cancer in his private practice.

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Steve Dzubinski

Year Certified: 1978

Year Inducted: 2015

Professional Affiliation: Brandon University

Career Highlight: Contributed to the CATA as a member of the Board of Directors, the Certification Committee and Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy, and to the MATA as President.

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Marcia Franklin

Year Certified: 1988

Year Inducted: 2013

Professional Affiliations: Sheridan College | Private Practice

Career Highlight: Opened the first privately owned and operated athletic therapy clinic in 1990.

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Dave Campbell

Year Certified: 1981

Year Inducted: 2011

Professional Affiliation: Private Practice

Career Highlight: Was a medical team member for numerous major games including being selected as the Head Therapist for the Canadian Medical Team for the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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Charlen Berry

Year Certified: 1985

Year Inducted: 2011

Professional Affiliation: Private Practice

Career Highlight: Co-founder of La Corporation des Therapeutes du Sport du Quebec.

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Pat Clayton

Year Certified: 1974

Year Inducted: 2009

Professional Affiliations: Calgary Stampeders | Hockey Canada Consultant

Career Highlight: Has been a part of five (5) Grey Cup championships with the Calgary Stampeders.

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Dr. Joseph Piccininni

Year Certified: 1975

Year Inducted: 2008

Member Emeritus: 2016

Professional Affiliations: Toronto Argonauts | University of Toronto

Career Highlight: Completed his doctorate degree at University of Toronto and contributed extensively to the field of patient education.

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Barry Bartlett

Year Certified: 1979

Year Inducted: 2007

Professional Affiliations: Sheridan College | McMaster University

Career Highlight: Founding Coordinator of the first program devoted to Athletic Therapy in Canada.

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Anne Hartley

Year Certified: 1975

Year Inducted: 2006

Professional Affiliations: Sheridan College | Private Practice

Career Highlight: First female to ever hold the title Certified Athletic Therapist.

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David M. Ross

Year Certified: 1978

Year Inducted: 2005

Member Emeritus: 2016

Professional Affiliation: Queen’s University

Career Highlight: Coordinator of Athletic Therapy Services at Queen's University until his retirement in 2015.

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Dr. James MacLeod

Year Certified: 1978

Year Inducted: 2005

Professional Affiliation: Acadia University

Career Highlight: During his time with the PAC (Program Accreditation Committee), Jim put together the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) which has facilitated the communication between the committee chairs and the Executive.

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Dale J. Butterwick

Year Certified: 1977

Year Inducted: 2005

Member Emeritus: 2013

Professional Affiliations: University of Calgary | Canadian Professional Rodeo

Career Highlight: Was president of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Sport Medicine Team and recently celebrated 20 years of service to professional rodeo athletes.

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Phil Rizzuto

Year Certified: 1983

Year Inducted: 2004

Professional Affiliations: Winnipeg Blue Bombers | Pan Am Sports Medicine Centre

Career Highlight: Worked on major CATA projects such as curriculum development for accredited programs and did the initial work to legally protect the designation “Certified Athletic Therapist” in both official languages.

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Fred Dunbar

Year Certified: 1967

Year Inducted: 1998

Professional Affiliations: Toronto Argonauts | Dunbar Medical

Career Highlight: One of the founding members and the first president of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association, where he introduced many policies such as the name change from the Ontario Athletic Trainers Association to the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association. The following year the CATA followed suit and changed their name also.

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Dexter Nelson

Year Certified: 1978

Year Inducted: 1997

Member Emeritus: 2010

Professional Affiliations: Mount Royal University | Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

Career Highlight: Started the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association – Sport Medicine Team which provided Athletic Therapy services and integrated care from Physicians, Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists.

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Glen Bergeron

Year Certified: 1975

Year Inducted: 1997

Professional Affiliation: University of Winnipeg

Career Highlight: Founding member and President of the Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association.

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Photo Credit: University of Alberta  
Raymond R. Kelly

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1980 – 1989

Professional Affiliation: University of Alberta

Career Highlight: Became a lifetime honorary member at University of Alberta in 1986 for distinguished athletic achievement and contribution during his years as an athletic therapist.

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Gordon Mackie

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1980 – 1989

Member Emeritus: 2012

Professional Affiliation: Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Career Highlight: One of the founding members of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and the Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association.

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Charles “Chuck” Badcock

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1980 – 1989

Member Emeritus: 2006

Professional Affiliations: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. | Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Career Highlight: Served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps for 23 years including World War II and the Korean War. While training with the Department of National Defense, Chuck obtained physiotherapy training.

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John Moore

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

Career Highlight: Was one of the pioneers in the development of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and one of its original members.

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Photo Credit: Queen’s Football Hall of Fame
Ken “Tab” Gow

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliations: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. | Queen’s University

Career Highlight: Was one of the pioneers in the development of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and one of its original members.

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Photo Credit: Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
Roy “Sandy” Archer

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliations: Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp. | Saskatchewan Rough Riders

Career Highlight: Was one of the pioneers in the development of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and one of its original members.

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Robert (Bob) Haggert

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: Toronto Maple Leafs

Career Highlight: One of only a handful of people to ever win a Memorial Cup, an Allan Cup and a Stanley Cup.

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Photo Credit: Toronto Argonauts  
Merton (Mert) Prophet

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliations: Toronto Argonauts | York University

Career Highlight: One of the founding members and 1st President of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.

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Bill Mitchell

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: University of Windsor

Career Highlight: Trainer for the Windsor Bulldogs Hockey Team, Allen Cup winners, where he earned the opportunity to accompany the team to Russia.

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Tom Kearney

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: Brock University

Career Highlight: The first Head Trainer at Brock University from 1968 to 1978.

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Dr. William Melvin

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: Queen’s University

Career Highlight: He provided a great deal of support/input as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the initial Athletic Therapy courses at Sheridan College.

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Stew Langdon

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliations: Royal Canadian Armed Forces | Queen’s University

Career Highlight: Was the designer of a football helmet with safety padding that helped improve the safety of the game.

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Norman “Pinky” Lewis

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliations: Hamilton Tiger-Cats | McMaster University

Career Highlight: Travelled to Yugoslavia for the World Amateur Basketball Championships as the Canadian team trainer.

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Art Sargeant

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1970 – 1979

Professional Affiliation: Ottawa Rough Riders

Career Highlight: Won the Grey Cup with the Ottawa Rough Riders.

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Tommy Naylor

Year Certified: Information Unavailable

Year Inducted: 1973

Professional Affiliation: Toronto Maple Leafs

Career Highlight: Instrumental as a designer of protective hockey equipment, Tommy pioneered articles such as the skate guard, the ankle protectors for defenseman and the portable skate sharpener.

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