Meet our team of Certified Athletic Trainers
Pictured here on the left is the first cohort of Project 17 Certified Athletic Trainers Bob Sefcik, JSMP Executive Director, Melissa Angel (Jean Ribault HS, Phill Fain (William Raines HS), Kevin Kaplan, MD, Medical Director & Head Team Physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tatiana Burrough (Baldwin Middle/Senior HS), Chris Green (Andrew Jackson HS) & Blake Germann (Englewood HS).
Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Rd N (904)693-7620
Athletic Trainer – Amber Harrell, ATC, LAT
Team Physician – Jason Read, MD
Athletic trainer: Amber Harrell is a graduate from the Florida State University where she obtained a B.S. degree in Athletic Training. She was a member of the Student Athletic Training Association and was inducted into Iota Tau Alpha Honor Society. Amber is a proud product of the Duval County Public School system. She attended schools in Duval County from K-12 and is excited to come back and serve the community of student athletes in Jacksonville. From personal experience, Amber knows how critical it is to have an athletic trainer in the high school setting. She participated in sports at Paxon School for Advanced Studies where an athletic trainer would have positively impacted athletes on and off the field. Amber believes having an athletic trainer will be a great benefit to all student athletes. Amber’s philosophy is “prevention is the best medicine.” It is her mission to educate athletes, coaches, and parents on injury prevention strategies to keep student athletes safe. With this initiative it is her goal to reduce injury rates and keep the playing fields safer. Amber has the skills to recognize emergency situations, help prevent injuries, evaluate injuries, and implement recovery programs to accomplish her goal. Amber is ready to perform best practices in sports medicine at Edward H. White Military Academy of Leadership.
Samuel W. Wolfson High School
7000 Powers Ave (904) 739-5265
Athletic Trainer – Morgan Pavlansky, ATC, LAT
Team Physician – Brad Goldstein, MD
Athletic Trainer: My name is Morgan Pavlansky and I am from a small town all the way up in Ohio. I graduated undergrad from The University of Toledo with a bachelors of athletic training. I was very involved in college with organizations such as Relay for Life, RockeTHON (Dance Marathon), Athletic Training Club, Alpha Omicron Pi and The Arthritis Foundation just to name a few. What I hope to accomplish at Wolfson High School would be to help the athletes understand and appreciate what all goes into being an athlete that doesn’t just involve being on the field or court. By this I mean to help my athletes understand teamwork, injuries, and the time it takes to take care of your body correctly in order to prevent injuries as well as why it is important to learn about these things. A few skills that I have to help accomplish my goal is having a personable side meaning that I can explain things to my athletes in a way that they will understand and relate to, putting things in their perspective. I also believe that being well organized is a skill that will come to my advantage in accomplishing this goal.
My personal philosophy for my athletic training facility is for it to be accessible and a place that my athletes do not dread coming to when they have to. I want it to be a place where they feel comfortable knowing they can trust me with their injuries in and out of season.