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Sports Medicine Staff

MISSION

To improve people's lives through excellence in the science and art of health care and healing.

VISION

Transforming lives and communities through health and wellness- one person at the time.


SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF

Marloes Blokdijk, MA, AT, ATC, PES, FMS

Marloes received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training from Eastern Michigan University and completed her Masters of Art in Sport Administration from Wayne State University.  Employed by Henry Ford Health System since 2000, Marloes has been assigned to Lawrence Tech University (LTU) since 2011.  Prior to her assignment at LTU, Marloes provided sports medicine services to Brother Rice High School, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit as part of the specialized sports rehabilitation team, and assisted the orthopaedic department with a variety of projects including performance enhancement and marketing.  Marloes holds special certifications as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and is also a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS).

Taylor Cutajar, AT, ATC, CSC

Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification, Inc. Employed by Henry Ford since 2017, Taylor is assigned to Lawrence Technological University where he oversees sports medicine services for the LTU football team. Taylor brings four years of football athletic training experience to LTU, including the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, and Ohio University. He holds an additional certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Brent Beck, MAT, AT, ATC, CSCS

Brent received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Valparaiso University and completed his Masters of Athletic Training from Manchester University. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification, Inc. Employed by Henry Ford since 2018, Brent is assigned to Lawrence Technological University where he oversees sports medicine services for the LTU women’s soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams as well as the men’s baseball team. Prior to working with Henry Ford Health System Brent provided sports medicine services as an athletic trainer to Grace College. He holds additional certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, the Functional Movement System as a Functional Movement Specialist, and is also certified in Graston Technique.

Marnie Hawes, MS, AT, ATC 

Marnie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from The Ohio State University where she spent time working with football, men's basketball, softball, and men's and women's track and field, as well as a stint at Westerville North High School in central Ohio. She then took her talents to South Beach where she was employed as a graduate assistant AT at Barry University, working with the Buccaneer volleyball and softball teams in Miami Shores, Fla. While at Barry, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training. Employed by Henry Ford since 2019, Marnie is assigned to Lawrence Technological University where she provides sports medicine services for the LTU football and men's lacrosse teams. Marnie is licensed through the state of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification. 

Mike Alfonsi, MS, AT, ATC 

Mike Alfonsi has been employed by Henry Ford since August 2019, where he was assigned to cover Lawrence Tech Men's Hockey and Women's Tennis. Alfonsi, MS, AT, ATC, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Grand Valley State University, and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo. 

Before arriving at Henry Ford, Mike spent three years at Beaumont Health Systems assigned to Brother Rice High School.  Mike has also worked with the University of Toledo Baseball team, as well as with St Francis de Sales School in Toledo Ohio.

Brian Whiting, Strength and Conditioning/Injury Prevention Specialist

Whiting joins Lawrence Tech's athletic department as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in October of 2019. He comes to Lawrence Tech after working at West Virginia University as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to his work at WVU, he as the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Graduate Assistant at Michigan State University.

During his tenure at West Virginia, Whiting designed pre-season, in-season, and off-season workouts for WVU women's basketball, women's tennis, and men's golf. He implemented new training philosophies, sports specific conditioning workouts, agility drills, and speed drills. He also advised student-athletes in aspects of nutrition, and managed weekly maintanance of weight and cardio equipment. 

At Michigan State, Whiting assisted in the design and implementation of periodized strength and power workouts for their olympic teams. He implemented sports-specific conditioning workouts as well as hited, trained, and supervised student interns. 

Whiting currently resides in Lyon Township, Michigan. 


HENRY FORD DOCTORS

Nancy White M.D.

Dr. White is a sports medicine physician through the Department of Orthopaedics at HFHS. She is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. White attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed her post-graduate education at Providence Hospital for family medicine and Michigan State University for sports medicine.
 
In addition to providing medical coverage at LTU, Dr. White serves as the Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, as an International Team for US Figure Skating, and provides coverage to Cranbrook Kingswood Schools. Dr. Whitecurrently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).

Patricia Kolowich M.D.

Dr. Kolowich graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also completed her residency training in orthopaedic surgery. She received her sports medicine training at The Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, Salt Lake Knee & Sports Medicine in Utah. Working at Henry Ford Hospital for more than 20 years, seven of which she served as the Division Head of Sports Medicine, she is currently the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director.
 
In addition to working with LTU, Dr. Kolowich works with Detroit Catholic Central Hockey Team and has worked with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Rockers, and Detroit Ignition. Dr. Kolowich currently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).
 


The athletic trainer (AT) at Lawrence Technological University works under the direction and supervision of physicians from Henry Ford Health System.  At LTU, an AT is present for all major sports home games, as well as in the athletic training room during non-game days for injury prevention, assessment and care of injuries, and to provide treatment or rehabilitation.  Hours are posted on the athletic training room door and the LTU athletics website.  Marloes and Dayna can be reached at 248-204-3864 or by email.