Todd Galati, M.A., serves as the senior director of science and research for ACE. In this role, he leads ACE’s Community Investment and Engagement initiative in its mission to get communities moving by creating opportunities for physical activity, oversees operations for ACE’s research and sponsorship efforts, and provides strategic leadership for ACE certifications, programs, and partnerships. Galati represents ACE as a presenter at conferences and events, media spokesperson, and subject-matter expert on health, fitness, and certification committees, including the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Innovation Collaborative on Physical Activity in Youth, and Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Certification Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree in athletic training, a master's degree in kinesiology, and four ACE certifications (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Medical Exercise Specialist). Prior to joining ACE, Galati was a program director with the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he researched the effectiveness of youth fitness programs in reducing risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes; taught at Cal State San Marcos and San Diego State University; and worked as a research physiologist with the U.S. Navy and a personal trainer in medical fitness settings.