Athletic Training Alumni Spotlights

Kerry Howry (Ronan),

Currently Kerry is a Physician Assistant employed by Reconstructive Orthopedics in Cherry Hill, NJ. After graduating from Neumann University, Kerry enrolled at the University of Kentucky and earned her Masters’ degree in Athletic Training. Kerry then was employed as an athletic trainer at Town Center Orthopedics in Reston, VA. It was there that Kerry became the first surgical athletic trainer in the state of Virginia. Kerry then left Virginia and earned her Physician’s Assistant degree from Philadelphia University in 2017. Kerry is happily married to her husband Shane.

Dr. Keri Heickert,
EdD, ATC &
Ryan Heikert,

Currently Keri is the Head Athletic Trainer at the Academy of the New Church High School in Bryn Athen, PA. After graduating from Neumann University, Keri enrolled at Alvernia University and earned her Masters’ of Education. From there, she was employed by St. Joseph’s University and then earned her Doctorate in Education. Keri is happily married to her husband Ryan (also a Neumann athletic training graduate). Ryan is currently the co-owner of Structure and Function, a fitness facility that focuses on injury prevention and sport performance as well as personal training. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Delaney and Brooklyn.

Ed Blair,

Ed is currently the Men’s Ice Hockey Athletic Trainer at the University of Connecticut. After graduating from Neumann University, Ed earned a Masters’ Degree in Allied Health at UConn. Ed has been at UConn for 9 years and is happily married to his wife Lori.


Alumni of the Neumann Athletic Training Program are currently employed by various universities/colleges, high schools, clinics, sports medicine, and military locations. Some examples include:

  • Avon Grove High School, Avon Grove, PA
  • Brandywine High School, Wilmington, DE
  • Cumberland Regional High School, Bridgeton, NJ
  • Delaware Military Academy, Wilmington, DE
  • Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA
  • Hatfield Quality Meats, Hatfield, PA
  • Malvern Prep, Malvern, PA
  • Neumann University, Aston, PA
  • Panorama Orthopedics and Spine Center, Boulder, CO
  • Premier Orthopedics, Media, PA
  • Reconstructive Orthopedics, Moorestown, NJ
  • Ridley High School, Ridley, PA
  • Rosemont College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Louis Cardinals Organization, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sun Valley High School, Aston, PA
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • United States Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, NJ
  • Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE