Dr. Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA, FAAN is a Clinical Professor at Northeastern University and a practicing CRNA for 25 years who currently practices at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, MA, USA. Dr. van Pelt is widely regarded as an expert, scholar and leader in patient safety. Her seminal impact has been through national and international advancement of the healthcare profession through advocacy, education, research and policy development related to the aftermath of adverse events by uncovering the compelling need for clinician peer support and wellness. Dr. van Pelt is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, 2012 AANA Foundation Doctoral Fellow and a 2014 American Hospital Association / National Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety/Leadership Fellow. She is the MANA Wellness Committee Chair, a MA State peer Advisor and most recently was appointed to the American Academy of Nursing’s Psychiatric, Mental Health and Substance Use Expert Panel.