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.
The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year
The Great Lakes Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.
The Canadian Community also has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.
Regional Coordinator: Renée Hoppe, MS, CSCS,*D
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.
State Director: Joel Chapman, MS, CSCS
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.
State Director: Nate Brown, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
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.
State Director: Mike Lane, PhD, CSCS,*D
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.
State Director: Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS
Dr. Dane Bartz is the CEO of Linked Fit in Rochester Hills, MI. Linked Fit is a performance-based training facility that provides a variety of services for the general population, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and tactical facilitators. His research interests are in performance recovery, load and fatigue management, heart rate variability, and technology integration.
State Director: Dustin Kaplan, CSCS,*D
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).
State Director: Timothy Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Tim Suchomel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Carroll University. His primary areas of interest include strength and conditioning, weightlifting movements and their derivatives, and athlete testing and monitoring.
Provincial Director: Dale Lablans, MS, CSCS
Dale Lablans is the Strength and Conditioning Lead for a tactical population within Canada. His primary areas of interest include strength and conditioning, skill acquisition, talent identification and the study of expertise.