Biographical Sketch

Paul Grace received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from WVU. He is the President/Chief Executive Officer of the National Board for Certification in Occupation Therapy. Previously, he served in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Athletics and was a representative to the National Organization for Competency Assurance in Washington, D.C. Mr. Grace was appointed the first Executive Director of the NATA Board of Certification and was appointed by the Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve on the nation’s first multidisciplinary licensing board as an athletic trainer board member. He was inducted into both the NATA and the Athletic Trainers Society of Massachusetts Hall of Fame and has received awards including the NATA’s President’s Challenge Award. In 2005, the NATA Board of Certification established the “Paul Grace Leadership Award” to advance the ATC credential to the sports medicine community. He was a co-editor for the first edition of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons textbook. Grace resides in Frederick, Maryland.