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Meet the Faculty and Staff

Jasmine Alcala

Jasmine Alcala

Assistant Athletic Trainer

As assistant athletic trainer, Jasmine works primarily with the football, men's basketball, and softball teams, and as a clinical preceptor for students majoring in athletic training. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson

Visiting Assistant Professor, Athletic Trainer

No stranger to North Park, Alyssa Anderson graduated from the University's athletic training program and was a member of the Viking throwing team as an undergrad. She went on to earn her MS in athletic training from Ohio University while serving as head athletic trainer at Warren Local High School in Vincent, Ohio. Alyssa now teaches Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. Her primary clinical responsibilities are off-season rehabilitation and serving as athletic trainer for the softball team.

Andrew Lundgren

Andrew Lundgren

Program Director, Associate Professor

Andrew first came to North Park in 1996 as head athletic trainer. In 2000, Andrew he became athletic training program director, overseeing the Athletic Training Educational Program (ATEP).

Learn more about Andrew.

Eric McQuaid

Eric McQuaid

Head Athletic Trainer

Eric joined North Park in 2009 as assistant athletic trainer. He primarily provides services for women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and baseball. He also serves as a clinical instructor and teaches two practicum courses.

Learn more about Eric.

George Pappamichiel

George Pappamichiel

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

A Certified Athletic Trainer, George serves as the graduate assistant in the department. He works with a wide range of North Park's intercollegiate sports teams, along with overseeing ATEP students as a clinical preceptor during their on-campus clinical rotations.

Danyel Read

Danyel Read

Athletic Trainer

Danyel is a Certified Athletic Trainer and alumna of North Park University. She provides services to various North Park intercollegiate sports teams, and also works as a preceptor for athletic training students as they gain hands-on, clinical experience.

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Poonam Thaker

Medical Director, Head Team Physician

Dr. Poonam Thaker, MD, has been the North Park athletic training medical director and head team physician since 2009. She also serves as the director of sports medicine fellowship at Resurrection Medical Center.

Learn more about Dr Thaker.