By ZEINAB NAJM
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — Kimberly Collier of Riverview was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Athletic Trainer Board.
A July 30 news release said her term to represent athletic trainers began July 30 and will expire June 30, 2025. Collier succeeds Daniel Tinkey whose term recently expired.
She is currently the supervisor for athletic training at Henry Ford Health System. Collier has a bachelor of science in athletic training from Slippery Rock University and a master of science in athletic training from University of Kentucky.
According to the Henry Ford Health System website, Collier has been employed there since 2012 and was previously assigned as the head athletic trainer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
In 2017, she created the Drug Education and Testing Program for UM-D. In addition, she has served as the co-chair of the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Athletic Training Committee since 2016, the website said.
The Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers works with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to oversee the practice of approximately 1,028 athletic trainers, the release said.
The practice of athletic training, as defined in the Public Health Code, means the treatment of an individual for risk management and injury prevention, the clinical evaluation and assessment of an individual for an injury or illness, the immediate care and treatment of an individual for an injury or illness, and the rehabilitation and reconditioning of an individual’s injury or illness.
Appointments made by Whitmer are subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.
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