Dr. James MacDonald Joins MomsTEAM Institute Board of Directors








January 7, 2015


Concord, MA, January 7, 2015.  MomsTEAM Institute's Executive Director, Brooke de Lench, announced today the election of Dr. James MacDonald to the Institute's Board of Directors.

Dr. MacDonald is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) and a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Team Physician for Ohio Dominican University and Bexley (OH) High School, and a member of USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine Task Force, Dr. MacDonald is an Associate Editor and blogger for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine(CJSM)(www.cjsmblog.com) and for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science(JDMS). Board Certified in Family Medicine, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. MacDonald is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of MomsTEAM Institute's Board of Advisors. (For Dr. MacDonald's full biography, click here)

"I am excited that Jim has agreed to join the Board. I have had the distinct pleasure of getting to know and working with Jim over the past several years and have come to believe that there are few who bring to the field of pediatric sports medicine the same rare combination of breadth of medical knowledge and passion that Jim possesses as an advocate for youth sports safety," said de Lench.  "For proof one need look no further than Jim's excellent presentation last fall at our SmartTeams Play Safe summit at his alma mater, Harvard Medical School."

"I look forward to working with Jim, both as a Board member and as member of the MomsTEAM Board of Advisors, as the Institute works over the coming months and years to develop the comprehensive set of best youth sports health and safety practices and standards which will be the centerpiece of our innovative SmartTeams™ program," de Lench said.

 "I am honored to be asked to join the MomsTeam Institute Board of Directors," said MacDonald.  "MomsTeam is one of the most important players on the field of youth sport safety.  It is a great privilege to help this organization advance that cause."

About MomsTEAM and MomsTEAM Institute

Launched in August 2000, MomsTeam.com has grown over the years, both in terms of content and reputation, to more than 10,000 + pages of information for youth sports parents and has become the most trusted source of sports parenting information, widely recognized as one of, if not the, top websites of its kind.

MomsTeam Institute, Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation formed in November 2013 to continue and expand on MomsTEAM's fifteen-year mission of providing comprehensive, well-researched information to youth sports parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and other health care professionals about all aspects of the youth sports experience.

About Brooke de Lench

Ms. de Lench is Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute, and Founder and Publisher of MomsTEAM.com.  Recognized as a visionary thought leader in youth sports safety and a pioneer in concussion education for the past fifteen years, Ms. de Lench is Producer/Director/Creator of the critically acclaimed documentary "The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer" (PBS). An active journalist and blogger for MomsTEAM, Ms. de Lench is the author of "Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports" (Harper Collins 2006), and a sought-after lecturer, keynote speaker, and symposium panelist on a wide range of youth sport topics. For Brooke's full biography, click here.