Meet Our Staff

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SMC’s staff is comprised of highly skilled sports medicine professionals who have been selected for their practical knowledge and dedication to helping their colleagues Prepare to Respond Flawlessly® during sports’ worst moments.  Each and every member of our staff is uniquely qualified to administer the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum.  You can be confident that the teaching team assigned to your program will provide the superior professional education and service that has come to be expected from Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc.

 

Mr. Michael Cendoma, MS, ATC
Curriculum Director

Mr. Michael Cendoma, a certified athletic trainer since 1991, has served as the Curriculum Director for Sports Medicine Concepts’ In 2Min or Less!® Sports Emergency Care Training since inception in 1995.  Mike is also responsible for on-going design and development of the FMxtractor®, an emergency face mask removal device initially patented in 1998. Mike dedicates much of his professional practice to the development of practical information and techniques regarding on-field management of sports emergencies, and to ensuring that the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum provides unparalleled true-to-life emergency response training for sports medicine professionals. Mike’s work has been incorporated into many peer-reviewed works, reference texts, and an award-winner software application. Under Mike’s watch, the In 2Min or Less!® training curriculum has become the foundation for many of the most elite medical teams in professional sports. In addition to his work with Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., Mike also serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the Concussion Management Specialists, PLLC. A truly dedicated and traditional athletic trainer, Mike practices everything he preaches every day as the athletic trainer on the sidelines for Livonia Central School District.

 

 

Mr. Anthony Surace, MEd, ATC
Lead Primary Instructor

Tony SuraceMr. Anthony Surace has been an invaluable member of the Sports Medicine Concepts team, serving as the Lead Primary Instructor since 2000. Tony has been a certified athletic trainer since 1996 and has been the certified athletic trainer for the Niagara Falls City School district since 1997. He earned his B.S. in Athletic Training from Canisius College in 1996 and his M.Ed. from East Stroudsburg University in 1999. Tony’s research thesis investigated the effects of selected tools on facemask removal time and head motion and was presented as a poster presentation during the 2000 NATA National Convention in Nashville, TN. Tony serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Summit Rehab Manager at a local hospital in Niagara Falls, NY, and also serves as an adjunct professor for Niagara County Community college in the Health and Physical education department. Tony brings a practical and realistic approach to the care, management, and prevention of potentially catastrophic injuries in athletics.

 

 

Mr. Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P
Paramedic/EMS Liason
Instructor

Mr. Peter Bonadonna has been certified as a NYS EMT since 1978 and a Paramedic since 1982. He has 26 years of full-time experience in urban/metropolitan EMS. Peter is currently the Administrative Chief Paramedic at Monroe Ambulance, a proprietary ambulance service, in Rochester, New York. Peter has been teaching advanced EMTs in the Rochester region since 1984. He has been recognized by the American Heart Association, NYS Department of Health Educator of Excellence Award, The Safety Council of Rochester, and he is the only non-nurse to be honored by the Emergency Nurses Association for his work in EMS and teaching. In January 2001, Peter was awarded a Citation of Valor by the Greece Police Department Benevolent Association for his assistance in the care of an injured police officer. Peter is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators and has additional certifications including Marriott’s Cardiology, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Certified EECP Therapist, Certified MICP, ACLS and BTLS Instructor.

 

 

Mr. Austin Pratt, ATC
Instructor

Mr. Austin Pratt received his BS in athletic training with a minior in strength and conditioning from Alfred University in 2010. Austin then worked as an outreach athletic trainer in Dansville, NY for 2 years during which time he led the revision of school emergency action plans, implementation of concussion management policy, and baseline cognitive testing.  Currently, Austin is an Assistant Athletic Trainer with SUNY Geneseo.  Austin joined the SMC team in the summer of 2012 where he has been instraumental in teaching some of the most challenging and demanding programs to date. Austin has experienced his fair share of catastrophic injuries and shares the SMC passion for ensuring that sports medicine teams are better prepared to respond to emergencies in athletics.

 

 

Mr. Peter McCabe, MS, ATC
Instructor

Peter graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from SUNY Cortland in 2007, then completed his Master’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance at Canisius College in 2009. In 2010, Peter relocated to Tampa, FL to complete a full-time internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. In the fall of 2011 Peter began work at Brown University in Providence, RI where he worked directly with the University’s football, wrestling, gymnastics and men’s/women’s crew teams. Currently, Mr. McCabe an assistant athletic trainer at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY. Peter is a certified CPR/AED Instructor through the American Red Cross and has been a member of the New York State Athletic Trainer’s Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers Association and National Athletic Trainer’s Association since 2008.

 

 

Mr. Jeremie Stearns, ATC
Instructor

Jeremie picJeremie has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the State University of New York at Geneseo since 2007.   Jeremie is also a certified Outdoor Emergency Care technician and an active member of the National Ski Patrol since August 1999. As an OEC technician, Jeremie specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries sustained during skiing accidents as well as head, neck and spinal injury stabilization and transport.  Jeremie was also a New York State licensed EMT-D from 2002-2005.

 

 

Interns

Melissa Maskery, MS, ATC

Melissa Maskery completed her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training in 2011 at the University of Delaware where she worked with the National Championship Blue Hen football team. In 2013 Melissa graduated from Temple University with her Masters of Science in Kinesiology. During her years in graduate school she was the Athletic Trainer for Drexel University’s ESCHL Division I Champions Men’s Ice Hockey and Division II Men’s Rugby team. Melissa currently resides in New Jersey.

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