Dr. Maria Silva-Palacios is a dynamic safety culture change leader who is dedicated to fostering authentic and trusting relationships to transform people and organizations. As a subject matter expert in office ergonomics, she ensures client safety and compliance with Cal- OSHA health/safety regulations. She earned a doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in Organizational Change & Leadership where she conducted an exploratory qualitative study on employee engagement in organizational injury-prevention programs. She holds a Master of Science in Leadership and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. Her passion for safety, health, and fitness has resulted in creating Dungeon Fitness - a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming and empowering lives of women and men in her community and beyond.