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Jonathan Reidy has worked at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield since August of 2019. He oversees the athletic training outreach program to local high schools and youth athletic organizations and provides strategic leadership to the Sports Health & Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Shriner’s Jonathan worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Camels of Atkins High School (Winston Salem, NC) as part of the outreach program through Wake Forest Baptist Health. During his time with the Camels he implemented the first documented injury spotter program, “Eye in The Sky”, at the high school level through grants from The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and Triangle Visions Optometry.
Reidy earned his Bachelors of Science in athletic training from Springfield College in 2016. While earning his degree he also served the NATA as District 1 Rep and Chair of the Student Leadership Committee. He help implement the Student Ambassador Program for District 1 which allows each ATPs to select a representative to serve as a liaison to students across the district. He has also spoken at the State House and Capitol to aid in legislative efforts to benefit athletic trainers.
Jonathan has also served in other various roles including Medical Coordinator for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Cross Country Championships (NCHSAA), Staff Athletic Trainer for the NCHSAA Wrestling State Championships, Head Athletic Trainer for the Summit School, Assistant Athletic Trainer for North Carolina FC (USL Championship), and as a preceptor for the High Point University and Springfield College athletic training programs.
Reidy is a native of Agawam, MA where he first became interesting in athletic training. He currently resides just over the boarding in Suffield, CT with his wife, Samantha and dogs, Brody and Scout.
Kristen Sasonoff Aguiar
Kristen Sasonoff Aguiar has worked at Canton High School since 2016 as their Athletic Trainer. She oversees over 20 varsity sports, 3 of which were state champions in 2019-2020. Under her direction, they received the NATA Safe Sports School 1st Team Award. Prior to her arrival in Bulldog land, Sasonoff Aguiar worked for 12 years at Bellingham High School as an outreach ATC through Metrowest Medical Center, and later Milford Regional Hospital. She implemented many new protocols, even gaining grants for ImPact testing.
Sasonoff Aguiar received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from Springfield College in 2004, while also competing as an athlete on the Women’s Soccer team. She continued her education at Ohio University, graduating in 2012 with a Masters of Science in Athletic Administration in 2012. Sasonoff Aguiar has worked extensively with her fellow league ATs (Tri-Valley and Hockomock) to better the health and safety protocols, and create similar systems.
Sasonoff Aguiar grew up in Natick, Ma where her interest in Athletic Training was fostered by Jeff Stone, and Dan Lussier. She currently resides in Norwood with her new husband Michael, and their pug Widget.