Ekta Vyas PhD. is a management scholar-practitioner driven by the purpose and passion to apply holistic thinking framework to address the complex realities of today’s organizations. Drawing on her background in the academic and practitioner fields of I/O Psychology, Organization and Management, Ekta’s major feats have been in developing and leading teams and programs through times of transformational change in organizations. Currently, she is a Director of Human Resources at Stanford Children’s Health. She received her PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University, and her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Stanford in 2006, Ekta held HR positions at SJSU, Zomax Inc., and provided consulting services to various technology, real estate, and manufacturing firms. As a scholar-practitioner, Ekta is an elected member of SIOP (Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology), and Academy of Management, and has been published in the International Journal of Strategic Management and Journal of HR People + Strategy. Her areas of practitioner expertise and research interest include strategic human resource management, transformational change and leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, people analytics, performance management, talent management and compensation.