LISA WHITE, ATC
Lisa White earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Book University and was a member of the women’s basketball team. She completed her Master’s degree in Athletic Training at Adelphi University while also serving as the school’s athletic trainer for 10 years.
Lisa’s tenure as an athletic trainer spans more than two decades and covers youth sports, college athletics, and professional sports. White lent her expertise to the U.S. Olympic Development Youth Soccer Program, worked as the head athletic trainer for the New York Fever Professional Men’s Soccer Team (USISL), and spent two seasons as the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s CT Sun.
In 1997, Lisa joined the WNBA’s New York Liberty as the head athletic trainer and manager of basketball operations for 15 years. During her time with the Liberty, the team competed in four WNBA championships. She was honored to be selected as the head athletic trainer for the WNBA All Star Game (1999, 2000, 2003, 2006), the Outdoor Classic played at Arthur Ash Stadium (2006), and the WNBA European Tour (1997).
SAID HAMDAN, ATC
Said Hamdan, MS, ATC, is a NATA-certified athletic trainer and is the coordinator for durable medical equipment (DME) based out of the East Setauket office of OALI. Said has served as the Medical Coordinator for NBA Referee Operations since 2004 and was an adjunct full professor of Athletic Training at Long Island University in Brooklyn for more than two decades. Said was the assistant athletic trainer for the New York Knicks from 1997 through 2004 and an athletic trainer for the 1999 NBA Eastern Conference All-Stars. A former president of the Northeast Conference Athletic Trainers’ Association, in 2016, Said received the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association Thomas Sheehan Award for Outstanding Service. He was a site athletic trainer for the 1994 Soccer World Cup. Said holds a BS in biology from Brooklyn College and a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from LIU. Said is a frequent featured speaker at national sports medicine seminars and coaching clinics and is father to Matthew, 26, and Christina, 22
SHAYLA VAN GURP, ATC
Shayla is a BOC-certified Athletic Trainer. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Stony Brook University. Currently, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. She has experience in various settings including physical therapy clinics, high schools, middle school/junior high school, as well as collegiate and secondary school education. Additionally, she started up a recovery business known as Recovery Treatment Services, in 2018, which she works at part-time. Her business has allowed her to treat a wide variety of patients ranging from professional and Olympic athletes to post-concussion syndrome patients. Shayla is also a member of the NATA and the Suffolk County Athletic Trainer’s Association.