Our Team

Meet our team!

List of People
Olivia AlvestefferOlivia AlvestefferAssistant Director of Education
Herberto CalvesHerberto CalvesCEO & Board Director, Proclaim Health
Derek CampbellDerek CampbellSenior Director of Research & Development, Vista Outdoor
Frances CarstensFrances CarstensAssistant Director of Athlete Performance & Safety
Fredy CeledonFredy Celedon, MSAssistant Director Of Occupational Safety
George ChiampasGeorge Chiampas, DOAssistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Michele CiancolaMichele CiancolaExertional Heat Stroke Awareness & Prevention Advocate
Danielle ClassDanielle ClassCo-founder of Yolt Foundation
Governing Board of Trustees, Living Legacy Foundation
Amir DefinoAmir Defino, LAT, ATCAssistant Director of Sport Safety
Richard DodakianRichard Dodakian, CPA, MBAExecutive Vice President, Fiberon Technologies, Inc
Bryan EngelBrian EngelGreen Bay Packers
Cathy EspertiCathy EspertiPublisher at Jones & Bartlett Learning, an Ascend Learning Company
Peter FigueiredoPeter FigueiredoAssociate Director of Warfighter Performance & Safety
Rebecca GonzalezRebecca GonzalezAssociate Director of Occupational Safety
James GouldJames GouldChairman
Aleksis GraceAleksis Grace, MS, LAT, ATCDirector of Sports Safety, Associate Director of Communication
Andrea HudyAndrea HudyAssociate Director of Athlete Performance & Safety
John JardineJohn Jardine, MDChairman Chief Medical Advisor, Korey Stringer Institute
Attending Physician, Our Lady Of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, RI
Medical Director, Falmouth Road Race
Cecilia KaufmanCecilia Kaufman, LAT, ATCDirector of Occupational Safety
Jeff KearneyJeff KearneyGlobal Head of Gatorade Sports Marketing
Donghyeon KimDonghyeon KimAssociate Director of Sports Safety
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
Sherry KorczynskiSherry KorczynskiSenior Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations, Eagle Pharmaceuticals
Sean LanganSean Langan, MS, CSCS, ATCDirector of The Mission Heat Lab
Kaylie LangerKaylie LangerAssistant Director of Warfighter Performance & Safety
Chad LawrenceChad LawrenceSVP, Product & Innovation, Mission
Tory LindleyTory Lindley, MA, ATCPresident, National Athletic Trainers’ Association
Ciara ManningCiara Manning, MS, CPTDirector of Research Operations
Monique MarcelinoMonique Marcelino, MS, LAT, ATCDirector of Education
Laurie Martin-GiordanoLaurie Martin-GiordanoPresident, Zach Martin Memorial Foundation
David MartinDavid Martin, MS, CPTCo-Director of Athlete Performance & Safety
Jeff MillerJeff MillerExecutive Vice President for Health And Safety Policy, National Football League
KSI logoMargaret Morrissey-BasxlerSenior Advisor, Occupational Heat Safety
Michael NaughtonMichael NaughtonDirector of Product Management, Nielsen-Kellerman
John NavarroJohn Navarro, MS, CSCSCo-Director of Athlete Performance & Safety
Kelci StringerKelci StringerFounder and Spokesperson
jonathan the husky mascotJonathan the HuskyMascot, University of Connecticut
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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
William AdamsWilliam Adams, PhD, ATCAssistant Professor, Department Of Kinesiology
Director, Athletic Training Program
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Scott ArceneauxScott Arceneaux, LAT, ATCDirector of Sports Medicine, St. Amant High School
Lawrence ArmstrongLawrence Armstrong, PhDProfessor Emeritis, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Joint Appointments in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Physiology & Neurobiology, University of Connecticut
Past President, American College of Sports Medicine, 2015-2016
Lindsay BakerLindsay Baker, PhD, FACSMDirector, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, Life Sciences, Pepsico R&D
Courteney BenjaminCourteney Benjamin, PhD, CSCSAssistant Professor, Stamford University
Mike CarrollMike Carroll, MED, ATC, LATHead Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director for Graham High School
Jason CatesJason Cates, ATC, LATHead Athletic Trainer, Cabot Public Schools
Cindy ChangCindy Chang, MDClinical Professor, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Departments of Orthopaedics and Family & Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Elaine Choung-Hee LeeElaine Choung-Hee Lee, PhDAssistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Director, Human Performance Lab
Bud CooperBud Cooper, EDD, ATC, CSCSClinical Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator, Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia
Larry CooperLarry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATCAthletic Trainer, Penn-Trafford High School - retired
Ron CoursonRonald Courson, ATC, PT, SCS, NRAEMT, CSCSExecutive Associate Athletic Director – Sports Medicine, University of Georgia Athletic Association
David CsillanDavid Csillan, MS, LAT, ATCAthletic Trainer, The Hun School of Princeton
NATA, Hall of Fame 2019
Ryan CurtisRyan Curtis, PhD, ATC, CSCSAthletic Performance Data Manager at San Antonio Spurs
Lindsay DistefanoLindsay Distefano, PhD, ATCAssociate Vice President for Research Development
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Jonathan DreznerJonathan Drezner, MDAssociate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington
Associate Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington
Team Physician, Seattle Seahawks & UW Huskies, University of Washington
Christina EmrichChristina Emrich, MS, LAT, ATCAthletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director, Red Bank Regional High School
KSI logoErica Filep, Ph.D., LAT, ATCAssistant Professor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Matthew GanioMatthew Ganio, PhD, FACSMAssociate Professor, University of Arkansas
Director, Human Performance Laboratory, University of Arkansas
Chief Statistical Advisor, Korey Stringer Institute
Neal GlavianoNeal GlavianoAssistant Professor, Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Eric D.B. GouletEric Goulet, PhDAssociate Professor, Université de Sherbrooke Performance, Hydration and Thermoregulation Laboratory Director, PhD Program
Andrew GrundsteinAndrew Grundstein, PhDProfessor, University of Georgia
Kevin GuskiewiczKevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATCChancellor, University of North Carolina
Co-director, Matthew Gfeller Sport Related TBI Research Center
Director, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes
Stanley A. HerringStanley Herring, MDClinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Sports Medicine and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington
Team Physician, Seattle Seahawks snd Seattle Mariners
Yuri HosokawaYuri Hosokawa, PhD, ATCAssistant Professor, Sport Sciences, Waseda University
Ollie JayOllie Jay, PhD, FACSMDirector - Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney
SHAWN F. KANEShawn Kane M.D, FAAFP, FACSMAssociate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
Stavros KavourasStavros Kavouras, PhD, FACSM, FECSSAssociate Dean and Professor of Nutrition, Arizona State University
Zachary KerrZachary Kerr, PhD, MPHAssistant Professor, University of North Carolina
KSI logoKevin King, ATC, LATAssistant Athletic Trainer, Carolina Panthers
Kristen KuceraDr. Kristen KuceraAssociate Professor, Department of Exercise And Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research
Rebecca LopezRebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCSAssociate Professor, University of South Florida
Thom MayerThom Mayer, M.D., FACEP, FAAPMedical Director, NFL Players Association
Brendon McDermottBrendon McDermott, PhD, ATCAssociate Professor, University of Arkansas
Kevin C. MillerKevin Miller, PhD, ATCProfessor, School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences, Central Michigan University
Jeremy NgJeremy Ng, MD, CAQSMHealth Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Family Medicine, Division Sports Medicine
Associate Lead Primary Care Team Physician, Los Angeles Dodgers
Julie NolanJulie Nolan, PhD, ATCAssistant Professor, Athletic Training Education Program, Sacred Heart University
Francis O’ConnorFrancis O’Connor, MD, MPHProfessor, Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Medical Director, Consortium on Health and Military Performance
US Army Liaison to the Korey Stringer Institute
James OnateJames Onate, PhD, ATC, FNATAAssociate Professor, Athletic Training Division
Director, OSU Moves Research Laboratory
Co-Director, OSU Movement Analysis and Performance Lab (Map)
The Ohio State University
Michael J. OrmsbeeMichael Ormsbee, PhD, FACSM, FISSN, CSCS*DAssociate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
Associate Director, Institute of Sports Science and Medicine
Florida State University
Julien D. PériardJulien Périard, FECSS, BSC, BED, MA, PhDAssociate Professor, University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise
Alicia LacyAlicia Pike-Lacy, PhD, ATCPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Arizona School of Health Sciences
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Riana PryorRiana Pryor, PhD, ATCAssistant Professor, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Center for Research and Education in Special Environments, University at Buffalo
Margot PutukianMargot Putukian, MDDirector of Athletic Medicine, Head Team Physician, Princeton University
Associate Clinical Professor, Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Past President American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Chair, US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee
NFL, Head, Neck and Spine Committee
Sébastien RacinaisSébastien Racinais, MDHead of Research, Aspetar
Neha RaukarNeha Raukar, MD, MS, FACEPDirector of Sports Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Peter F. RobinsonPeter Robinson, MD, FACCAssistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center
Interventional Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology, University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center
Mike RyanMichael Ryan, MS, ATC, PTHead Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist, Jacksonville Jaguars - Retired
Samantha Scarneo-MillerSamantha Scarneo-Miller, PhD, ATCAssistant Professor AND Program Director, Division Of Athletic Training, School Of Medicine, West Virginia University
Zachary SchladerZachary Schlader, PhDAssociate Professor, Department Of Kinesiology, Indiana University-Bloomington
Jay SedoryJay Sedory, MED, ATC, EMT-TCertified Athletic Trainer, Tactical Medic, Conditioning Specialist, United States Marine Corps
Bob SefcikRobert Sefcik LAT, ATCExecutive Director, Jackson Sports Medicine Program
Yasuki SekiguchiYasuki Sekiguchi, PhD, CSCSAssistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Management, Texas Tech University
Michael Seth SmithMichael Seth Smith Md, CAQ-SM, PharmDAssistant Professor, Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Florida
Stephanie SingeStephanie Singe, PhD, ATC, FNATAAssociate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Paul SparlingPaul Sparling, MED, AT, ATCHead Athletic Trainer, Cincinnati Bengals
Barry A. SpieringBarry Spiering, PhDLead Physiologist, New Balance Sports Research Lab
KSI logoJeb Struder, Ph.D., CSCSPostdoctoral Research Associate, University oof North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Erik SwartzErik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATAProfessor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology
UMass Lowell
KSI logoMichael Szmanski, Ph.D., ATCPostdoctoral Researc h Associate, Adjuct Professor, MSAT Program, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
James ThorntonJames Thornton, ATCHead Athletic Trainer, Clarion University Athletics
Chris TroyanosChris Troyanos, ATCMedical Coordinator, Boston Marathon
Executive Director, International Institute for Race Medicine
Lesley VandermarkLesley Vandermark, PhD, LAT, ATC, PESClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo
Jennifer VanosJennifer Vanos, PhDAssistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Mark VerstegenMark Verstegen, MS, CSCSFounder, Exos
Lisa WalkerLisa Walker, ATCAthletic Trainer, Springville High School
Jonathan WingoJonathan Wingo, PhD, FACSMProfessor and Chair, University of Alabama
Susan YearginSusan Yeargin, PhD, ATCAssociate Professor, University of South Carolina
Doug CasaDouglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, FNAKChief Executive Officer
Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut
Becca StearnsRebecca Stearns, PhD, ATCChief Operating Officer
Robert HugginsRobert Huggins, PhD, ATCPresident of Research & Athlete Performance and Safety
Director, Atlas Project
Christianne EasonChristianne Eason, PhD, ATCPresident of Sport Safety & Education
Director, Innovate Project
Gabrielle BrewerGabrielle Brewer, MA, CISSNPresident of Occupational Safety, Director of Communication
Jessica CorreiaJessica CorreiaDirector of Operations
Nicole RamboneNicole RamboneAssistant Director of Operations