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PINKconcussions, Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, Executive Director

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Katherine Snedaker LCSW received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. After both her sons suffered concussions, Katherine began to research the work of current concussion experts.

In 2009, she founded highlighting free resources for youth sports teams for concussion education and policy. As a social worker in two concussion clinics, Katherine worked with many young female athletes.

In 2013, Katherine founded PINKconcussions, a 501c3 non-profit to focus on female concussions across sport, abuse, accidents and military service. Katherine also partnered with Clemson University to conduct a study of female and male athletes' experience of concussion.

In 2014, Katherine produced four state-wide conferences to train over 650 school nurses/staff in best practices to help students and lower risk of liability for the schools. She has personallu presented on concussion across the US (see list below). Katherine chairs the Technology Work Group for PASS (Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety) Initiative at National Council on Youth Sports Safety, Inc.

Katherine's Presentations

  • Female Concussions UMass Concussion Conference 2015, Lowell, MA; American Society of Neuroradiology Conference 2015, Chicago;Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference 2015, Santa Clara, CA; American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Conference 2014 Poster, Chicago,
  • Sports Concussion & Technology National Council on Youth Sports Safety - Atlanta, Chicago, LA, DC
  • Concussion Management for School Nurses & Athletic Trainers Athletic Trainers of East Coast Conference, NCAA DII Sacred Heart University 2014, Bridgeport, CT; The Concussion Conference at Quinnipiac University School of Medicine 2014, CT; UConn- Stamford, 2014, CT
  • Concussion 101 - Aware and Prepared Multiple Public and Private School Presentations to students, staff and parents
  • Youth Sport Concussions Effect on Families Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2013 
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