NSCA’s Great Lakes Region

NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state and provincial level. NSCA’s Great Lakes Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state and provincial directors. Members in the Great Lakes Region can connect to other professionals in this area at local and regional events as well as on Facebook.

States/Provinces in this Region: 

Illinois Michigan Ontario
Indiana Ohio  
Kentucky Wisconsin  

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The Great Lakes Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.

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Great Lakes Regional Leadership

Great Lakes Region

Regional Coordinator: Renée Hoppe, MS, CSCS,*D
Contact: reneehoppe@delta.edu

Renée Hoppe is a full professor at Delta College in the Health and Wellness Department. She teaches classes such as the Theory of Strength and Conditioning in the Health Fitness Specialist and Personal Training Programs. Hoppe also teaches occupational wellness courses for the Nursing and Dental Hygiene Programs and is a BLS instructor for the American Heart Association. Hoppe has experience in strength and conditioning for hockey, rugby, and softball at the college level, but also works in the community training kids and high school athletes. Aside from her responsibilities at the college and in the local community, she is a personal trainer and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of Team USA Ringette.

Illinois

State Director: Joel Chapman, MS, CSCS
Contact: jchapman@mchenry.edu 

Joel Chapman is the Coordinator of the Fitness Center at McHenry County College where he provides exercise testing and programming for students, athletes, employees, and community members ranging in age from 16 to 90 years old. Chapman has 20 years of experience in the fitness profession, and has hosted strength clinics, NSCA Symposia, and NSCA Exams on Site.

Indiana  

State Director: Nate Brown, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Contact: nathanbrown91482@hotmail.com
 

Nate Brown has over 15 years of experience in the fitness and sport performance areas. He is currently a corporate fitness center manager for Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and develops strength and conditioning workouts for high school athletes in his spare time. 

Kentucky 

State Director: Mike Lane, PhD, CSCS,*D 
Contact: mtlane72983@gmail.com 

Mike Lane is a professor at Eastern Kentucky University where he performs research on load carriage and body composition tracking in athletic populations. Lane also coaches and consults with a number of athletic teams, specifically with the men's and women's cross country teams at Eastern Kentucky University.

Michigan  

State Director: Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS
Contact: dane@linked-fit.com

Dane Bartz is a Professor in the Wellness, Health, and Exercise Science Department at Macomb Community College in Michigan. Additionally, Bartz owns Linked Fit in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Linked Fit is a performance-based training facility that provides various services for the general population, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and tactical facilitators. Dane has coached numerous Macomb/Oakland County, Michigan athletes who have committed to D1, D2, and D3 collegiate athletic programs around the U.S. for football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and more. His research interests include performance recovery, functional biomechanics, load and fatigue management, heart rate variability, and technology integration.

Ohio 

State Director: Dustin Kaplan, CSCS,*D 
Contact: dustin.r.kaplan@gmail.com 

Dustin Kaplan has dedicated the last five years to improving the health and fitness levels of his clients and athletes. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University and is currently a licensed Athletic Trainer (AT). Kaplan is also a licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and as the owner of the Kaplan Institute of Performance Health, he utilizes corrective exercise techniques and medical massage to help his clients reach their optimal performance levels via personal training. Additionally, he acts as the strength and conditioning coach at the high school level and is a certified USA Boxing coach and judge (USA-B).

Wisconsin 

State Director: Shana McKeever, MA, ATC, CSCS,*D 
Contact: mckeever.shana@gmail.com 

Shana McKeever is a strength and conditioning coach at Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, in Milwaukee, WI, where she works with a variety of teams including rugby, swim, dive, volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track and field. McKeever also holds the Athletic Trainer certification (ATC) and earned her Master's degree with a concentration in Coaching and Sport Performance from East Tennessee State University.

Ontario 

Provincial Director: Vacant
Contact: spd@nsca.com to learn about becoming a State/Provincial Director.

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