Meet the Faculty and Staff
Jasmine AlcalaAssistant 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 AndersonAssistant Professor of Athletic Training and Clinical Coordinator
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.
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.
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.
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.