Forrest Pecha MS, LAT, ATC
Forrest Pecha, MS, LAT, ATC serves as Manager of Athletic Training Residency at St. Luke's Sports Medicine In Boise ID. He developed St. Luke's post-professional, CAATE accredited, athletic training residency program and the athletic training residency program at Emory Sports Medicine in Atlanta GA. Forrest currently serves on the CAATE post professional review committee and as a site visitor for post-professional residency programs. He has also served the CAATE as a member of accreditation conference planning committee and post-professional education transition team. He served the Board of Certification on the recent athletic training practice analysis, 7th addition, and on the practice analysis for orthopedic specialty certification.
Forrest is the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Liaison to American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and has served on numerous NATA committees, including CIC, CPAT, and COPA as both a district representative and at-large member. Forrest was awarded the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2018 and NATA Athletic Training Service Award in 2012. He also serves as the president for the newly formed Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Society, (ATPPS).
Forrest has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on the clinical roles, improving physician practice efficiencies, and the implementation and utilization of athletic trainers. He has been published numerous times through both peer-reviewed journals and professional articles on the value of athletic trainers. He is also a reviewer for Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Training Education Journal, and Sports Health.
Forrest was the head athletic trainer for the U.S. Men's Alpine Ski Team, participating in the 2002 Olympic winter games, and continues to work as a rotational athletic trainer for U.S. Soccer through the youth and national team programs.
Forrest earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and his master's degree from Illinois State University.
Hollie Walusz MS, ATC
Hollie J. Walusz, MA, ATC joined the Boston University staff as an Athletic Trainer in August 2012. In February 2016, she was appointed Program Director for the athletic training residency programs and was promoted to Associate Head Athletic Trainer that July. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Hollie serves as an adjunct faculty member in the undergraduate and graduate professional athletic training education programs at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, teaching widely in the areas of orthopedics and rehabilitation.
Her professional career began in 2007 at The College of William and Mary where she provided care for patients on the baseball and women’s soccer teams. Additionally, she served as a clinical instructor for Old Dominion University’s accredited post-professional athletic training program. In February 2010, Hollie joined the Philadelphia Independence in the Women’s Professional Soccer League as their Head Athletic Trainer, a position she held until February 2012. She then joined USA Soccer on a full-time basis as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the women’s national team, continuing in that capacity through the 2012 Olympics when she joined Boston University. Since the 2012 Games she has continued her work with USA soccer on a part-time basis.
She is a published author and sought after speaker, with multiple presentations given at the national and international levels. A native of Iowa, Hollie completed her undergraduate work in athletic training at the University of Northern Iowa and graduate studies in athletic training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hollie’s areas of clinical specialty include orthopedic evaluation and intervention, with a special interest and expertise in the lumbopelvic-hip complex, as well as concussion evaluation and management.