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 2 Min or Less!® curriculum, and there is a good chance that each has just come off the side lines to do so. Every In 2 Min or Less!® instructor can be found on the sidelines, at court side, or on the ice when not on the road instructing the In 2 Min or Less!® program. 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
Program Director

Mike has been a certified athletic trainer since 1991 and has served as the Program Director for Sports Medicine Concepts’ In 2Min or Less!® Sports Emergency Care Training since inception in 1995.  Mike is also responsible for design and development of TeamEMSoft®, SMC’s emergency action planning and auditing application.  In 1998 Mike patented the FMxtractor®, an emergency face mask removal device that is described as a necessary component  of every sideline emergency kit and is now in its 4th generation.  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 a National Athletic Trainers’ Association award-winner software application. Two of Mike’s more recent scholarly endeavors have been recognized by the Journal of Athletic Training  for best non-research manuscript and best research manuscript. Under Mike’s direction, the In 2Min or Less!® training curriculum has become the foundation of many of the most elite medical teams’ emergency action plans. A truly dedicated and traditional athletic trainer, Mike prefers the sidelines to any other practice setting.  He can be found on any given Friday night on the sidelines for Livonia Central School District.

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Clinical Focus: Clinical Instruction,
Performance BENCH MARKING, and Simulation Training

Mr. Morgan Cendoma
Manager of Technology and Media Productions

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An irreplaceable part of the SMC team since 2013, Morgan is SMC’s “man on the top of the mountain” for all things tech.  Morgan is principally charged with the very challenging task of managing the company’s mobile patient simulation program, which requires maintenance of multiple Hi-Fi patient simulation networks during on-location training of the company’s most demanding elite medical teams.  During the off-season, Morgan produces the company’s sports emergency care podcast, training videos, and media initiatives.  Morgan’s early work with SMC is featured as ancillary materials in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons textbook on sports injury management.


Ms. Sarah Hull
Administrative Assistant

Sarah ProfileSarah is responsible for keeping the company running smoothly behind the scenes.  Sarah’s work ensures that the SMC team is always prepared to deliver the superior educational experience that has come to define SMC programming.  Sarah manages all program inventory, travel coordination, logistics, and on-site administration.  Sarah is also responsible for maintaining SMC’s website and managing social media initiatives.


Mr. Peter McCabe, MS, ATC
Primary Instructor

Pete 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 completed a full-time internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. 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. From 2012 to 2017 Peter served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Nazareth College in Pittsford, NY where he was primarily assigned to men’s hockey in the fall/winter and men’s volleyball in the spring. Presently, Pete is the Coordinator of Athletic Training at Excelsior Orthopedics where he oversees 12 highschool athletic trainers, serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the St.Joe’s Collegiate Institute Federation Boy’s Ice Hockey team, and oversees medical coverage for more than 12,500 participants during which time he has demonstrated a level of professionalism and competence that has made him an invaluable program instructor. His firm grasp of the curriculum, demonstrated ability to routinely deliver high quality programming, and constructive input has resulted in significant educational and organizational improvements during his tenure.

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Clinical Focus: Hockey, Program Administration

Mr. Tyler Cortright, MS, ATC
Instructor

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Tyler serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance at Hillsdale College; an NCAA Division II college in Hillsdale, Michigan.  He is responsible for the coordination of health care administration, athletic performance, and rehab programs for the school’s 14 athletic programs. Tyler received his degree in Athletic Training from Hope College in 2009 and a Master’s of Science from the University of California-Pennsylvania in 2010. While in college, Tyler spent two preseasons interning with the Green Bay Packers.When he was with the Packers,  Tyler assisted with treatments, rehabilitation, drug testing, and coverage of games and practices. After graduating from Hope College, Tyler worked in a split role as an athletic trainer and performance coach in the high school setting for 6 years. Tyler has been involved with Sports Medicine Concepts since 2009; his first 4 years as a client, and subsequently as an instructor in the years following his time as a student of the program. Tyler is a member of the NATA, MATS, and NSCA.

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Clinical Focus: Outreach Services, Program Administration

Mr. Phil Steckley, MS, ATC, CSCS
Instructor

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Phil has worked as an Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the clinical, professional, high school and collegiate levels for 30 years. Phil obtained his BA degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education from Messiah College in 1988 and a Master of Science in Physical Education from Canisius College in 1991. Following graduation, Phil has worked in several athletic training settings including working as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Buffalo Bandits and Buffalo Blizzard professional indoor lacrosse and soccer teams from 1993 – 1995. Phil also has worked at various high school settings most recently as the head athletic trainer for Irondequoit High School from 2008 to 2014. Phil’s collegiate experience as an athletic trainer includes serving as a graduate assistant and assistant athletic trainer at Canisius College and University of Rochester. Phil also served as a clinical instructor in CAAHEP programs of Canisius College, NY and King’s College, PA. He currently serves as assistant Athletic Trainer at Nazareth College in Rochester NY, working closely with the local EMT’s incorporating EAP best practices for collegiate lacrosse and ice hockey.

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Clinical Focus: Lacrosse/Football, Program Administration

Mr. Tony Surace, M.Ed, ATC
Primary Instructor

Tony is a certified athletic trainer and has been with the Niagara Falls City School District since 1997.  Tony is the Director of Sports Medicine and Summit Rehab manager at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.  He oversees the sports medicine program with servicing high schools and colleges throughout Niagara and Northern Erie County. Tony graduated from Canisius College in 1996 with a BS in Athletic training/Phys. Ed. and completed his graduate work at East Stroudsburg University in PA in 1997.  He completed his Master’s thesis on The Effect of Selected Tools on Facemask Removal Time and Head Motion.  He has presented the subject matter of concussion management and the management of the potentially spine injured athlete to many groups including the  NFL, NHL, Hospital ER staffs, NATA, NYSATA, EATA, IATA, NFL Combine (PFATS),college medical staffs and other sports healthcare professionals throughout the United States over the past 20 years.

Clinical Focus: Outreach EAP Coordination and Program Administration

Mr. Darryl Conway, MS, ATC
Primary Instructor

Darryl serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director-  Student-Athlete Health and Welfare at the University of Michigan.  In that role, he oversees Athletic Medicine, Performance Science, Performance Nutrition, Athletic Counseling, Olympic Strength and Conditioning, Performance Science, and Equipment Operations personnel, as well as serving as the liaison to Team Physicians from Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan University Health Services.  Darryl came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director. He has also worked full time as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Darryl holds a Masters Degree from Adelphi University in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Delaware in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training. In addition to being a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Spine Injury in Sports Group, Darryl has worked with various SWAT teams as their Tactical Medic and Athletic Trainer, a volunteer EMT, and an American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED instructor for 25 years. Darryl serves as an Instructor with Sports Medicine Concepts, Stop the Bleed, and an Athletic Trainer at the Winter X Games, Red Bull Crashed Ice, Red Bull Rampage, and Red Bull X Fighters.

Clinical Focus: Emergency Planning, Catastrophic and Crisis Response, Athletics Risk Management, Wound Packing and Advanced Wound Care, Opioid Overdose Management, and On-Field Management of Cervical Spine Injuries

Mr. Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P
Instructor/EMS Liaison

Peter 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.  Peter brings an unparalleled understanding of pre-hospital care management and EMS training to the In 2Min or Less!® curriculum.  His cognitive and pragmatic understanding of the pre-hospital care literature adds an invaluable dimension to In 2Min or Less!® that has impressed our Athletic Trainer, Paramedic, AMP, and Neurosurgeon participants alike.®

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Clinical Focus: Pre-hospital care, Advanced Life-Support

Dr. Lynette Carlson, DHS, ACT
Instructor

LC bw headshot Lynette has worked in numerous setting including professional, college, secondary school, club, physicians’ practice, clinical, and industrial since being certified in 2000. Lynette graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education, specializing in
Athletic Training, from Southern Illinois University. In 2002, she completed her Master of Science in Athletic Training at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Lynette returned to school earning her Doctorate of Health Sciences degree in 2015 from Midwestern University. She enjoys working with all sports and people of all abilities; from the weekend warrior to professional athletes. She has her own athletic training practice focused on Active Release Techniques®, prevention, and concussion management. Lynette is also an adjunct professor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is passionate about education and adult learning. Lynette is a certified CPR/AED Instructor with the American Red Cross and has been involved with the In 2 Min or Less!™ program since 2010, first as a client and now as in instructor since 2018.

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Clinical Focus: Outreach Services, Program Administration

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