Joseph LaMere, MS, LAT, PES

Joseph E. LaMere has served the athletic training profession as a Staff Athletic Trainer, Physician Extender, and Supervisor at Gundersen Health System since 1993.   A Green Bay native, Joseph was a four-year letter winner in soccer at UW-Whitewater, where he graduated with a BBA in 1990.  He then worked as a Graduate Assistant at Illinois State University where he earned his MS in 1993, becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer that same year.

Over his 25 years as an athletic trainer, Joseph has been involved in numerous interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic programs, as well as the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), Indoor Football League (IFL), Junior A Tier II Hockey, LPGA, and the PGA Championship. As a constant facilitator of interprofessional collaboration, Joseph began working with Emergency Medical Services throughout Wisconsin in 1996.  His personal passion for emergency medicine has led to the continuous advancement of education and development of best practices regarding Spinal Motion Restriction (SMR) and the equipment-laden athlete.  Joseph was recognized for his dedication in 2004 by Viterbo University when he received the “Servant-Leader Award”.  He also served as Treasurer/Membership Chair for WATA from 1997-2000.

In his tenure at Gundersen Health System, Joseph has impacted the lives of many athletic trainers and athletes.  His ability to build relationships through honesty, communication, and commitment has allowed the Outreach Athletic Training Program to succeed and leave a lasting impact on the Coulee Region.  This devotion to service is admired by colleagues, athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and administrators, and has led to many lifelong friendships.

He will be forever grateful to his family, wife Kirsten and their three children Peyton, Cameron, and Hennessy, for their love, understanding, and support throughout his career. Without them, his success would not be possible.

Inducted on April 4th, 2019.