Meet the UNCCRI Staff
Reid Hayward, Ph.D.
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.
Michael Lazio, M.S.
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.
Kacie Kondrotis, B.S.
Kacie Kondrotis serves as the Program Manager for UNCCRI. She recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at UNC and is currently working on her graduate degree. She was also a former specialist and supervisor at UNCCRI before accepting the Program Manager position. Kacie 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.
Buck Covington, M.S.
Buck Covington is the UNCCRI Graduate Assistant, and he is currently pursuing his PhD in Exercise Physiology. His duties as the Graduate Assistant at UNCCRI include supervision of Cancer Exercise Specialists, assisting with exercise assessments and interventions, and supervising ongoing clinical research studies.