Dr. Reid Hayward serves as the Director of UNCCRI. He is a Professor of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society. Dr. Hayward oversees all UNCCRI operations.
M.S., Clinical Coordinator
Michael Lazio serves as the UNCCRI Clinical Coordinator. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and a Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist. He earned his undergraduate degree and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. After leaving UNC he directed the CancerFit Program for the City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. In his current role as the Clinical Coordinator, Mike is responsible for the coordination of all clinical services, he supervises UNCCRI staff and students, and he oversees all daily operations of the Institute.
B.S., Program Manager
Allison Mendes serves as the Program Manager for UNCCRI. She is currently a graduate student completing her degree in Exercise Physiology at UNC. She was also the former Graduate Assistant here at UNCCRI. Allison manages all patient intake and referral procedures, is responsible for scheduling initial patient physical assessments, assists with UNCCRI staff training, and oversees daily operations of the Institute.
M.S., Graduate Assistant
Nick Harman is the UNCCRI Graduate Assistant, and he is currently pursuing his PhD in Exercise Physiology. He has experience with several different clinical populations in the field of exercise rehabilitation, Including spinal cord injuries, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. His duties as the Graduate Assistant at UNCCRI include supervision of Cancer Exercise Specialists, assisting with exercise assessments and interventions, and oversee ongoing clinical research studies.
UNCCRI has partnered with Oncology Rehab, a national clinical leader in oncology rehabilitation, to provide physical therapy services in our facility. Joni Miller, an employee with Oncology Rehab, works directly with UNCCRI to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services for our patients. Joni received her bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with training from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Joni is the Clinical Oncology-Based Exercise Coordinator for Oncology Rehab and is committed to sharing the powerful benefits of specific, individualized exercise-based therapies throughout all phases of cancer treatment.