ABOUT SPORT SAFETY INTERNATIONAL
SSI’s mission is to reduce sport injury and promote safe participation in sport and physical activity worldwide through accessible education. The team practices what they preach and are certified athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians serving youth, amateur, collegiate and professional sport organizations. SSI also actively supports research through its generous donations to the NATA Research and Education Foundation.
WHY SPORT SAFETY EDUCATION
Kids are seen annually in emergency departments for sport injuries.
1 in 4
Athletes, parents and coaches say they don’t do anything to prevent sports injuries.
The population of athletes that have been injured while playing a sport.
Require sport safety education for coaches by law.
OUR GOAL IS TO EDUCATE
WHO WE ARE
Meet Our Team
We are a group of dedicated individuals with over 100 years of combined experience in sports injury care and prevention. Our leadership takes pride in our commitment to educating the world on sports safety, saving lives along the way.
WE ALL PLAY A PART
We have a group of advisory boards, consisting of business, medical, coach, parent and athletic leaders in the marketplace. Reaching 63.5 million people is not an easy task and we are grateful to have some very talented individuals supporting our mission. Our team also believes it is important to be tapped into the current needs of each demographic we are serving. The advisory boards help us with a consistent direct line to input and feedback.
KURT M. LANDGRAF
Kurt served as president and chief executive officer of Educational Testing Service from 2000 to December 2013. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company (Dupont). He brings to the Board his financial expertise and operations skills and experience, represented by his positions at ETS and DuPont. Kurt’s area of specialized knowledge include technology, transportation, education, finance, pharmaceuticals, health care, energy and merger and acquisitions.
As the National Industry Director for Healthcare at Google, Ryan Olohan leads the the teams responsible for developing and managing Google’s relationship with pharmaceutical and consumer health companies. Ryan and his team partner with the largest companies in the world to leverage Google’s search, display, mobile and other platforms. Ryan spent the previous 10 years at Google overseeing the CPG industry as Head of Consumer Packaged Goods. Ryan is a board member for the Chopra Foundation, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association and the Digital Health Coalition.
Loretta has been in the executive recruitment field since 1985, specializing in senior level searches in the Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Educational Publishing, and Educational Technology fields. She was the founding partner of Berardi & Associates, which was acquired by Solomon Page in 1995. As Managing Director of Solomon Page’s Digital Media & Publishing Division, she and her group conduct searches nationwide from the Director to CEO level. Loretta is actively involved with many philanthropic initiatives to include, Ronald McDonald House, PENCIL, City Year, and AmeriCorps, along with The Columbus Citizen’s Foundation Scholarship Committees.
James Kyle, MD, FACSM, FAAFP
Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician
Beckley ARH Hospital, Parkersburg, WV
Jim Clover, MEd, PTA, ATC
The SPORT Clinic, Riverside, CA
Jill Guzman, DNP, RN, CPNP
Director, Health and Wellness Center
William Paterson University, Wayne NJ
Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM
Sports Medicine Physician
The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Donna M. Siegfried
Senior Director – First Aid Programs
National Safety Council, Itasca IL
Eric Sugarman, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Minnesota Vikings, Minneapolis MN
Jill Brooks, PhD
Head to Head Consultants, Gladstone, NJ
Corey Tremble, MS, ATC
Detroit Tigers Baseball Club, Lakeland, FL
Jeff Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM
Director, Physical Therapy Program
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Seth Stoller, MD
Atlantic Neuroscience Institute, Summit, NJ
WE ARE RECRUITING COACHES
Are you a coach with experience at the youth, club, high school, college, amateur, and professional levels? If you are interested in leveraging your influence to make your sport safer through serving on our advisory panel, please click the button to fill out a simple form and an SSI representative will be in contact with you.
WE ARE RECRUITING PARENTS
Are you the parent of an athlete? Looking to help make sport safer through education? Consider applying for our advisory panel.
WE ARE RECRUITING ATHLETES
Professional, collegiate and youth athletes. Apply to join our athlete advisory board, leverage your influence to make youth sports safer and bring about a positive change.