FCPS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) is to provide information, vision, and guidance to Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) while emphasizing the health and safety of students participating in interscholastic athletics.


  • Mr. Kevin Kendro, FCPS Supervisor of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
  • Dr. Joseph Ashwal, Frederick Primary Care Associates
  • Dr. David Kowalk, Orthopedic Specialists of Frederick
  • Dr. Jeffrey Gilsdorf, Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Dr. Nima Hendi, The Pediatric Center of Frederick
  • Mr. Dan Pokrifka, HeadFirst Program Administrator
  • Ms. Jen Waters, FCPS Health Service Specialist
  • Mrs. Christy Kingan, Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Mr. Preston Anderson, Pivot Physical Therapy
  • Mr. Jason Lininger, CHS Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Jessica Mills, THS Guidance Counselor
  • Mr. Scott Hopson, FHS Athletic Trainer
  • Mr. Chris Krivos, OHS Athletic Director