Our Athletic Training Team

The athletic training staff at Houston Methodist helps everyone — from student athletes and everyday active adults to elite professionals — maintain peak performance while preventing injuries. They also dedicate countless hours every year to sideline and athletic training room coverage, as well as continuing education events, for hundreds of youth and high school teams across the community.


Our team has more than 95 full-time licensed athletic trainers across the system, serving more than 500 public and private schools, colleges and universities, as well as youth and adult sports leagues across southeast Texas. We are also the official provider to professional athletes and performing artists.


Our Team

Houston Methodist Hospital

Jace Duke, MBA, LAT, ATC
Scott Tidwell, LAT
Lindsey Ben-Ezra, MBA
Samantha Baker, MS, LAT, ATC
Sydney Hayes, MAT, LAT, ATC
Carina Nasrallah, MS, LAT, ATC
Caitlyn Prescott, LAT, ATC
Mayra Reed, MS, LAT, ATC
Dawn Stuckey, M Ed., LAT, ATC
Leanne Wonesh, MS, LAT, ATC
Chad Barrett, EdD, LAT, ATC
Ivan Burkett, LAT, ATC
Emery Hill, LAT, ATC
Melissa Marek, M Ed, LAT, ATC
Anthony Pineda, MS, M Ed, LAT

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Jace Duke, MBA, LAT, ATC
Scott Tidwell, LAT
Bryanna Kemp, LAT
Terry King, LAT 

Ha Nguyen, MS, LAT, ATC
Lauryn Pope, MBA, LAT, ATC
Michael Pope, LAT, ATC
Jonathan Utsey, LAT, ATC
Taylor Vanderwerff, LAT, ATC
Morgan Webb, LAT
Brittany Woodard, LAT, ATC
Joshua Yonker, MS, LAT, ATC

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital

Jace Duke, MBA, LAT, ATC
Jeff Collins, LAT
Kara Foster, LAT, ATC
Melissa Jack, DAT, LAT, ATC
Jessica Morales, MS, LAT, ATC
Kristin Salinas, LAT, ATC
David Silva, LAT
Keilia Sumrall, MS, LAT, ATC
D'Odric Sykes, LAT, ATC
Dana Tegeler, M ED, LAT, ATC
Jenna Tubbs, LAT, ATC
Joseph Parker, MS, LAT, ATC

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Bill Wissen, MA, LAT, ATC
Cassidy Burke, LAT, ATC
David Berrones, MAT, LAT, ATC
Daniel Cook, MS, LAT, ATC
Phil Felton, LAT
Jay Jones, MS, LAT, ATC
Marissa Jones, MS, LAT, ATC
Nia LeBlanc, MAT, LAT, ATC
Tyler Nugent, LAT, ATC
Nikki Oldham, MS, LAT, ATC
Caitlyn Pakkala, LAT, ATC
Brandon Roberts, MS, LAT, ATC
Courtney Scott, MAT, LAT, ATC
Kenneth Shaw, LAT, ATC
Cassandra Bustos-Reyes, LAT, ATC
Alyce Kessler, LAT, ATC
CJ Macha, LAT, ATC
Hector Perez, MAT, LAT, ATC
Victoria Pineda, LAT, ATC
Taylor Russo, MAT, LAT, ATC
Jack Spillman, MAT, LAT, ATC
Rob Hofschulte
Jimmy Kendrick, LAT
Melissa Spriggs, MS, LAT, ATC
Rebecca Wechter, MS, LAT, ATC 

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Jace Duke, MBA, LAT, ATC

Scott Tidwell, LAT

Jordan Gonzales, MS, LAT, ATC

Hope Parker, MA, LAT, ATC

David Protasi, MS, LAT, ATC

Jordan Terrell, MS, LAT, ATC

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Jace Duke, MBA, LAT, ATC
Bene Barrera, LAT, ATC
Colleen Akin, LAT, ATC
Evelyn Cantu, LAT
Brittany Loyd, MAT, LAT , ATC
Frances Frausto, LAT, ATC
Richard Gregoire, LAT, ATC

Houston Methodist Willowbrook

Dwight Adsit, MBA, LAT, ATC
Keith Jahn, LAT
Jordan Bishop, MS, LAT, ATC
Paula Douglas, MED, LAT
Eric Escalante, MS, LAT, ATC
DeAndrea Giles, MS, LAT, ATC
Jasalyn House, MS, LAT, ATC
Katie Johnson, MAT, LAT, ATC
Leslie Morris, LAT
Joseph Newman, LAT, ATC
Layne Orlando, MS, LAT, ATC
Lani Schwartz, MS, LAT, ATC
Eduardo Alanis, LAT, ATC
Miguel Camargo, MS, LAT, ATC
Dominique Connoly, LAT, ATC
Bradley Gaida, MS, LAT, ATC
Chris Juarez, LAT, ATC
Keaghan Shacklett, LAT, ATC
Lydia Talbot, LAT, ATC
Stephen Urias, MS, LAT, ATC
Rochelle Abrams, LAT
Emogene Aceto, MHA, M Ed, LAT, ATC
Tila Aytch-Henderson, MS, LAT, ATC
Jessica Bates, MS, LAT, ATC
Anthony Branker, DC, LAT, ATC
Christina Cope, LAT
Susan Davis, MS, LAT, ATC
Shaneka Hampton, MA, LAT, ATC
Todd Matz, LAT, ATC
Samantha McFarlin, LAT
April Perez, MS, LAT, ATC
Natasha Platt, MED, LAT, ATC
Kelly Buckholz Smallbeck, LAT, ATC

Houston Methodist Concussion Center

Deidre Duke