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There are two full-time athletic trainers at Elms College who have extensive experience in the recognition, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. The athletic trainers are certified through the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), are current in first aid and CPR, and are licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

The athletic trainers work with student athletes to make sure they achieve their athletic potential safely. When a student athlete incurs an injury during an athletic event or practice, an Elms College athletic trainer works with him or her on devising and implementing an individualized plan for return to their sport.

A physician's assistant from New England Orthopedic Surgeons in Springfield visits Elms College every two weeks for on-campus consultations with student-athletes. In addition, Dr. Martin Lesser, medical director of the Elms College Wellness Center, is available for consultation.

Mariann Ingraham, Head Athletic Trainer
Office Phone: (413)-265-2318
Office E-mail:

Mariann Ingraham has worked as head athletic trainer at Elms College since 1994, and has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field. While at Elms College, she has also taught classes in the prevention and care of athletic injuries, basic swimming, swimming for wellness, walking for wellness, volleyball, and lifeguard training. For a period of time, she also served as the assistant swim coach and director of aquatics.

She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and is a member of the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts (ATOM). She is also an American Red Cross instructor in sports safety training, lifeguard training, community first aid, CPR for the professional rescuer, disease transmission, oxygen administration, adult, infant, and child CPR, and standard first aid basics.

Mariann graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in physical education with a minor in biology.

Danielle Allard
Office Phone: (413)-265-2417
Office E-mail: 

Danielle (Pelissier) Allard was hired as Elms College's assistant athletic trainer in July 2010. Allard is certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) and is a current member of the organization, has obtained a Massachusetts state licensure and is American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid certified.

Prior to Elms College, Allard was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Smith College, where her primary responsibilities included the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries incurred by athletes in the Pioneers’ 14 intercollegiate and 8 club programs, the evaluation and management of injured athletes, and provision of emergency medical care to injured athletes on site. Allard also worked as a seasonal athletic trainer at Amherst College.

For the second consecutive summer Allard is working as a summer sports camp athletic trainer in Northampton and Amherst, Mass. The evaluation and management of injured athletes, provision of emergency medical care to injured athletes on site, effective communication with coaches, other athletic trainers, health services, and athletes about medical or sport related injuries/illnesses and the maintenance of accurate records.

Allard earned her bachelor's degree in movement science with a concentration in athletic training from Westfield State College, and her master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.