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About Project ADAM


Project ADAM began in 1999 after the death of Adam Lemel. Adam was a 17-year-old Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin high school student who collapsed and died while playing basketball. He suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and ventricular fibrillation. This is a condition in which the ventricles cannot pump blood into the body. Defibrillation, or an AED, could have saved his life.

Adam's parents, Patty Lemel-Clanton and Joe Lemel, collaborated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center to create this program in Adam's memory. The program has expanded to 16 states. Over 140 lives have been saved because of school staff members trained under Project ADAM efforts.

Learn how Project ADAM is part of hospitals across the nation by visiting the national website,

Meet Our Team

Angel Carter

Angel CarterBSN, R.N., NE-BC

    Project ADAM Middle Tennessee Program Coordinator
English Flack

English FlackMD

    Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology; Project ADAM Middle Tennessee Medical Director
English Flack, MD; and Angel Carter, BSN, R.N., NE-BC
English Flack, MD; and Angel Carter, BSN, R.N., NE-BC