Karen Wonders, Ph.D., is the Founder and Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, and Professor of Exercise Physiology at Wright State University. She is also the best selling author of the 40-day devotional, Beauty from Ashes. Her passion is to advocate for exercise as part of the standard of care for cancer. Maple Tree provides free exercise training, nutrition counseling, and emotional support to hundreds of cancer survivors every month at several locations across Ohio. Dr. Wonders was recently recognized for her work by the Dayton Business Journal’s “Forty under 40” award. In addition, Maple Tree has been awarded “Best in Dayton” for Health and Fitness four years in a row. Dr. Wonders is committed to evidence-based practice in her facilities, and has a robust research program that has published two text books, four book chapters, and more than 30 peer reviewed manuscripts on the topic of exercise and cancer recovery. A gifted communicator, Dr. Wonders has given numerous professional presentations on the national, state, and local levels, including a talk at TEDxDayton 2017 on Exercising through Cancer Care. In addition, Dr. Wonders is in her final year of course work in the Master’s of Ministry program at Cedarville University. Dr. Wonders is married and has seven children.