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Croton-Harmon School Board Panel Discusses Concussion Management

The Croton-Harmon schools has a detailed concussion protocol in place.
The Croton-Harmon schools has a detailed concussion protocol in place. Photo Credit: File

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- With much media attention focused on concussion in athletics, ranging from recreational sports to professional arenas, the Croton-Harmon School District’s Board of Education recently hosted a Concussion Management Panel.

Community members in attendance heard from panel members that included health experts, as well as a number of district coaches and other athletic personnel:

  • Maureen Brann – New York Presbyterian-Hudson Valley Hospital
  • Phyllis Cobb – Croton-Harmon High School nurse
  • Tom Cunningham – director of health, physical education, athletics and wellness
  • Dr. Mark Herceg – commissioner, Westchester County Department of Community Mental health
  • Dr. Eric Meir – district physician
  • Steve Palenscar – varsity boys lacrosse coach
  • Joseph Streany – varsity football, girls basketball and JV boys lacrosse coach
  • Kerri Tracy – district health teacher, softball coach and athletic trainer
  • Beth Weinstein – JV girls soccer coach
  • Jonathan Weinstein – varsity boys soccer coach

The district has a detailed concussion protocol in place and offers a number of facts and resources about concussions on its athletics website.

Discussion about the protocol, maintaining measures that help prevent injury and the importance of communication between student- athletes, parents, coaches and other district personnel was emphasized during the panel.

Attendees had an opportunity to ask the panelists questions during the panel discussion.

A full video of the Croton-Harmon School District’s May 19 Concussion Management Panel is available on the district website.

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