Athletic Trainers

Carrie Burke, MAT, ATC

Carrie has been practicing as a certified athletic trainer for over 15 years. Starting her career in her home town of Chicago, Carrie has worked in multiple settings, including secondary schools, teaching high school, creating contract and managing services for club organizations, working alongside physical therapists in physical therapy clinics, and serving as a manager overseeing outreach athletic trainers.

Carrie has been in New York for almost 5 years, and currently is serving her second term as the Secretary of the New York State Athletic Trainers Association (NYSATA). She has taken an active role in working with both NYSATA and the National Athletic Trainers Association to help advance the profession of athletic training. Carrie enjoys running and riding horses. That has driven her to become well versed in the treatment of runners, including being trained in gait analysis, as well as equestrians.

She utilizes her training in functional movement screens to determine the best treatment courses for these individuals. Carrie is also an ImPACT trained athletic trainer, and has been involved in the development of multiple concussion return to play programs.

Carrie and her husband, Craig, just welcomed their first child, RuthAnn, in early November 2018.

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

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