Rodd Lanoue, MA, LAT, ATC, Director of Sports Medicine
A native of nearby Adams, MA, Rodd Lanoue is a 1998 graduate of MCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Biology with a concentration in Athletic Training. In 2000, he earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Western Michigan University. Rodd joined the Eph staff in 2006, after serving as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Delta College (MI). Prior to his time at Delta College, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Kellogg Community College from 2000-02. He became the Director of Sports Medicine for Williams College in the fall of 2012. Rodd, his wife Jennifer and son Brodie, reside in Adams.
Sport coverage: Football, Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Squash, Softball
Yasmin Wilkinson earned a B.S. in Athletic Training from Merrimack College in 2000. Following her undergraduate studies, she served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Elmira College, where she earned a Master’s in Education in 2002. Prior to joining Williams Sports Medicine in the fall of 2007, Wilkinson served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Vassar College from 2002-2007. Wilkinson and her husband, Jay, and daughter, Elly, reside in Williamstown.
Sport coverage: Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, Men’s & Women’s Crew, Men’s & Women’s Golf, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Nordic Skiing.
Jillanna Simon MS, LAT, ACT, PES, Athletic Trainer
Jillanna Simon joined the Williams Sports Medicine team in August of 2015. Jillanna graduated from Castleton University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. While attending Castleton she played four years on the women’s varsity soccer team. Jillanna graduated with a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2014 from California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Williams, Jillanna has worked as an athletic trainer at Southern Vermont College, California University of Pennsylvania and with Indiana Fire Soccer Club. Jillanna lives in nearby North Adams, MA with her husband Steve.
Sport coverage: Women’s Soccer, Women’s Ice Hockey, Rugby/Club Sports
Brian Dowling, MSAT, LAT, ATC, FMT, Athletic Trainer
Born and raised in the mountains of Berkshire County, Brian Dowling joined the Williams College Sports Medicine team as a full-time athletic trainer in August 2017. Brian was previously a part of the staff as the Hunter Sports Medicine Intern from 2014-2017. Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Vermont in 2012, and received his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Indiana Wesleyan University . He has previously worked for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Southern Vermont College as an Athletic Trainer prior to his time at Williams. His passions are his family, sports, and the outdoors. Brian resides in nearby Clarksburg, MA, with his wife Makayla.
Sport coverage: Rugby/Club Sports, Wrestling, Men’s & Women’s Squash, Baseball.
Stephen Edwards, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, Athletic Trainer
Stephen Edwards joined the Williams Sports Medicine team in August of 2017. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 from Castleton University and his Master of Science degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 2015. Prior to joining Williams, Stephen worked as an athletic trainer at Keene State College and Indiana State University. He and his wife reside in North Adams, MA.
Sport coverage: Field Hockey, Men’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Alpine Skiing, Women’s Lacrosse
Kelly Waller, MS, LAT, ATC, Athletic Trainer
Kelly Waller earned a B.S. in athletic training from Springfield College in 2004. She went on to earn her M.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration in athletic training from Springfield College in 2006. Prior to joining the Williams College Sports Medicine staff in the fall of 2017, Kelly served as an athletic trainer for Western New England University from 2006-2017.
Sport coverage: Football, Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Men’s Lacrosse.
Julia Lovely, MS, LAT, ATC
Julia Lovely joined the Williams Sports Medicine team Fall of 2019. Julia earned a B.S. in Athletic Training from Norwich University in 2014. Following her undergraduate studies, she worked as an Athletic Trainer at Springfield College, where she earned an M.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Training in 2017. Prior to joining Williams, Julia worked as an Athletic Trainer in the high school setting, at a PT clinic in NC, as well as, Bard College.
Sport coverage: Men’s Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field.
Dr. Namkoong is an orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire. He went to medical school at New York University School of Medicine and completed his residence at Stony Brook University Hospital. He received subspecialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases where he served as an assistant team physician for the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones. Dr. Namkoong is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a consultant for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst as well as Southern Vermont College athletics and serves as the team physician for the North Adams Steeplecats.
Dr. Eric Holmgren MD, Associate Team Physician
Dr. Holmgren is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and works in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Oregon Health Sciences University he is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Among other things, he cares for maxillofacial trauma patients in the region and has a particular interest in sports medicine. Dr. Holmgren has been on staff at Williams as a winter study physician and has been assisting the athletic trainers and Williams athletes over the last 10 years. His biggest enjoyment comes from spending time with his family, traveling to Austria, and speaking German with his wife, Janet and three girls, Julia, Sophia, and Mia.
Dr Paul Donovan, DO
Dr. Donovan is an Emergency Physician with specialty training in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He went to school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by residency training at the University of Illinois in Emergency Medicine. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a consultant for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team for 18 years. He is Team Physician for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is on staff at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield MA and at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. He has numerous publications in the fields of Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine.