Our Team

PlaySafe Athletic Trainers

Gina Biviano, MA, ATC

Manager of Athletic Trainers & PlaySafe Program

PlaySafe Schools

  • Lowell
  • Academy

Gina joined the UCSF PlaySafe athletic training staff in the summer of 2010 after completing her graduate studies at San Jose State University.  While pursuing her Master’s in Kinesiology, Gina worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2008-2010 at Santa Clara University.  During her time at SCU, she worked and traveled with the women’s varsity basketball and cross country teams.  Gina is also a graduate of Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.  In January of 2007, she traveled with a group of Chapman athletic training students to Australia and spent a month studying sport, the work of physiotherapists, and recovery techniques with professional and Olympic athletes. Currently Gina is active in the California Athletic Trainers’ Association as a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee.  Her goal is to gain governmental recognition of the athletic training profession and licensure of athletic trainers in the state of California. 

Michael Mayes, MS, ATC

 Senior Athletic Trainer

PlaySafe School

  • Burton

Michael joined the UCSF PlaySafe athletic training staff in the spring of 2015.  Prior to his arrival at UCSF, Michael worked as the athletic trainer for Valley Christian High School-Dublin from 2014-2015. Michael received his Masters of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo, Ohio. While at Toledo, Michael worked as the graduate assistant athletic trainer from 2012-2014 with the women’s volleyball team and men’s tennis team. In 2012 Michael received his Bachelors of Science degree from San Jose State University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, weight lifting, and spending time with family and his cat & dog.

Elise Hammond, ATC

 

PlaySafe Schools

  • Lincoln
  • O’Connell

Elise joined the UCSF PlaySafe athletic training staff in the fall of 2008.  Prior to her arrival at UCSF, Elise served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of California, Berkeley from 2005-2008, where she worked with football, women’s gymnastics, and track & field/cross country. In December of 2004, Elise received her Bachelor's degree from Oregon State University in Exercise and Sport Science, with an emphasis in Athletic Training; she also completed minors in Psychology and Music.  

Hally Tappan, MA, ATC

 

PlaySafe Schools

  • Mission
  • Marshall

Hally Tappan joined UCSF PlaySafe in August 2016.  In spring 2014, she received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  During her undergraduate internship, she worked with UNLV football, baseball, and softball, as well as local high schools.  In 2016, Hally recieved her Masters of Arts in Athletic Training from San Jose State University.  Between fall 2014 and spring 2016 worked with San Francisco State University’s Women’s soccer and softball teams as a graduate assistant athletic trainer.  

Katie Wallen, MA, ATC

 

PlaySafe Schools

  • Galileo

Katie joined UCSF in 2017 after receiving her bachelors and master degrees from San Jose State University.   Prior to her work at UCSF, Katie was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at San Francisco State University for two years working with women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men's wrestling, and women's track and field. 

 

 

 

Dominique Farris, ATC

 

PlaySafe School

  • Urban

Dominique started her journey into athletic training in 2010 at San Joaquin Delta College where she worked under the supervision of the college’s certified athletic trainers. This journey continued to California State University, Fresno where she worked with all sports primarily with Men’s Basketball and Women’s Tennis. She received her Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2014. She then joined Utah Sate Univeresey in Fall 2014 as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for both Football and Women’s Basketball until 2016. She then began working for University of Nevada, Reno as the athletic Trainer for Women’s Basketball and Men’s Tennis while assisting with Men’s Basketball. Her responsibilities also include overseeing graduate assistant athletic trainers for both Women’s Track and Cross Country and Women’s Tennis.

Daniel LaTourelle, MS, ATC

 

PlaySafe School

  • Balboa
  • St. Ignatius

Daniel LaTourelle joined the UCSF PlaySafe program in August 2021.  After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from San Diego State University in 2019, Daniel spent a year as an Intern Athletic Trainer at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he worked with Track and Field.  Daniel then obtained a Masters of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Concordia University Chicago in August 2021.  While pursuing his Masters degree, Daniel worked as the Interim Athletic Trainer for Justin-Siena High School in Napa, California during the spring of 2021. 

 

Cam Lu, ATC

 

PlaySafe School

  • Convent and Stuart Hall
Cam joined UCSF in 2021. Prior to UCSF, she managed athletic training services for club sports at UC Berkeley for six years. She covered 35 teams and primarily cared for ice hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s rugby, and triathlon. Additionally, she has worked all levels of lacrosse, from youth to professional. She earned her Bachelors in Athletic Training from San Diego State University and her Associates in Athletic Training from Ohlone College.

Denise Tung, ATC

 

PlaySafe School

  • Washington