About Source

Todd Townes

President and CEO

Source is a management and staffing firm located in Metro Atlanta that works exclusively within the healthcare field, primarily in the high school setting. Source manages the contractual obligations set by our primary partner, Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute of Sports Medicine. The contracts above are in conjunction with Northside Hospital and our metro-Atlanta high schools. Source currently manages 79 Certified Athletic Trainers working within 45 high schools in six counties (Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Pickens).

Seven years ago, Source began its partnership with Northside Hospital with athletic trainers serving within three flagship schools; Milton, Roswell, and Cambridge. Since then, Source has grown each subsequent year exponentially. During that time, Source has expanded to multiple counties and brokered deals with various community outreach organizations, leagues, and club teams to provide an athletic-centric healthcare model serving the needs of those organizations. 

Source competes in a fragmented market and has garnered the trust and loyalty of leadership within each setting where we employ athletic trainers and provide healthcare. Source looks to continue to enhance and strengthen the vital Athletic Training services offered to each of our partner schools in conjunction with Northside Hospital. Additionally, we continually evaluate new partnerships to grow accessibility within the region and state to athlete healthcare, engaging stakeholders in bolstering the quality of their organizations. 

Source is dedicated to the growth and development of athletic trainers and the profession, reflected in our commitment to committee work geared to the ground-level needs of our staff. Continuing Education, Quality Improvement, Onboarding, Diversity and Inclusion, Allies, Student Aide, Strength and Conditioning, and Mental Health are all areas our staff work in to raise the standard of care available to our patients. 

Who are Athletic Trainers?

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations.  As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.  The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.