Michele Ciancola

Exertional Heat Stroke Awareness & Prevention Advocate

Michele Ciancola currently holds the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Research & Development at Medtronic. She has 25 years’ experience in the executive administrative support field is highly-organized, conscientious and loyal. Michele is dedicated to raising awareness in exertional heatstroke among athletes.

After the death of her son in 2011, Michele started working with Dr. Doug Casa, CEO, Korey Stringer Institute at UCONN to bring awareness and advocate for proper protocol and emergency action plans in hopes that they are adopted across the country for all athletes.

She is currently working on her first publication to share her son’s story. She has contributed to the Korey Stringer Institute at UCONN Pertinacity magazine. With the help of CT legislation, she helped pass a bill which mandates that immediate point of placement of an automated external defibrillator, or AED, to be on site at any state or private college/university within the state of CT; and, a provision that any athlete collapsing from apparent heat exertion or sports related collapse should be taken to a hospital with a trauma unit.                           .

Michele takes time to be involved with community and professional organizations.  She is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House and various charities. Michele holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is also certified in CPR and AED training by the American Red Cross. Michele lives in Wallingford, CT and has a daughter, Lindsay.  When Michele is not working, she likes to garden and visit her home in Naples, Florida.

Michele Ciancola
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