KSI Ambassadors

KSI has the content area expertise, but we join forces with our Ambassadors for their first-hand personal accounts/stories, and support of our mission to continue to allow KSI to thrive. We rely on our ambassadors for assistance with marketing, public relations, fundraising and networking for the continued growth and well being of KSI.

List of People
Michele CiancolaMichele CiancolaExertional Heat Stroke Awareness & Prevention Advocate
Danielle ClassDanielle ClassCo-founder of Yolt Foundation
Governing Board of Trustees, Living Legacy Foundation
Richard DodakianRichard Dodakian, CPA, MBAExecutive Vice President, Fiberon Technologies, Inc
Carole KnightonCarole Knighton
Hunter Knighton joined the University of Miami football team in January 2013. During the beginning of his redshirt freshman year Hunter suffered a heat stroke during an offseason workout. The episode caused Hunter’s temperature to rise to 109 degrees. Hunter went into kidney failure, liver failure, and become unresponsive. He spent 12 days in a medically induced coma. After losing 65 pounds and battling pneumonia Hunter was released from the hospital. Shortly after coming home, he decided he wanted to continue his football career. After a long six months without much progress Hunter came to the Korey Stringer Institute to begin a rehabilitation program. After working with KSI Hunter returned to the football field in August 2015. He played in all 12 games. After graduating in December 2016 Hunter decided to transfer to Tulane University. Hunter played in 25 games over the next two seasons. He graduated in December 2018 with his Master of Business Administration. He continues to advocate for safe monitoring and proper treatment of heatstroke in athletes to prevent similar instances from occurring again. Degrees MBA in Finance and Data Analytics ~ Tulane University BBA in Economics ~ University of Miami Awards Brian Piccolo Award for Most Courageous ACC Player (2015) College Football Writer’s Association Courage Award (2015)Hunter Knighton
Savannah KnightonSavannah KnightonAthletic Training Student, Louisiana State University
Laurie Martin-GiordanoLaurie Martin-GiordanoPresident, Zach Martin Memorial Foundation
Zoe WallisZoe Wallis
Jacob WilliamsonJacob WilliamsonMedical Student, Year 3 - University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Medicine, Bachelor of Arts in Biology - University Of Missouri-Kansas City, Basic Life Support Certified via American Red Cross