Lisa D. Walker, BS
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Lisa Walker, a native of Orange County, Calif., began her athletic training career in 1993 when she graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has worked as the head athletic trainer at Springville (Utah) High School ever since.

Lisa has held numerous positions within the Utah Athletic Trainers Association, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association, and the National Athletic Trainers Association. She has provided service with the Red Cross of America, the Australia Down Under Bowl (American football) in 2000 and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, as well as other local events and organizations.

Lisa was the secretary/treasurer of the Utah Athletic Trainers Association from 1998-2002, president of the UATA from 2002-2007, president of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association from 2007-2012, and she continues to serve on the UATA board of directors, the Sports Medicine Advisory Council of the Utah High School Activities Association, the NATA Secondary Schools Committee and Honors and Awards Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee to prevent sudden death in secondary school athletes. She represents the NATA, working with Korey Stringer Institute, KSI, on Heat Safety measures and the Heat Acclimatization Consensus Statement. During this pandemic Lisa has represented Athletic Trainers serving on both the School Health Advisory Committee for the State of Utah as well as the COVID-19 Testing committee.  Both committees serve as advisory groups to the Governor to keep our youth in school and active here in Utah.

During her time with the UATA, she helped produce "Advocates of the Student Athlete," an NATA award-winning video in 2000. She was instrumental in passing a law mandating licensure for all athletic trainers in the state of Utah and helped champion concussion legislation. She helped athletic trainers gain recognition as official healthcare providers, passed mandatory heat acclimatization for all athletes, pre-participation exams and concussion policies with the Utah High School Activities Association, as well as mandatory CPR and first aid certification for all Utah coaches and a thorough weight management system for all high school wrestlers. Lisa was named to the UATA Hall of Fame in 2016 and the RMATA Hall of Fame in 2014.

She is the public advocacy award winner by the Board of Certification in 2013, NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award in 2013, NATA Governmental Affairs award in 2006 and several other honors within the UATA, RMATA and other local organizations. Most recently being awarded the RMATA Synergy award in 202.  This award recognizes an ATC who works in collaboration with other health care providers to build bridges across the professions and bring together a true sports medicine team of professionals that work together in the best interest of the athletes they serve.

Lisa resides in Provo, Utah, where she continues her work as a high school teacher and athletic trainer and serves as a clinical instructor for athletic training students at Brigham Young University while championing for athletic training reform with the Utah state legislature. Lisa continues to promote safety for the physically active of all ages. Her and her husband, David, are the parents of three children and several grandchildren.