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Michelle Reugebrink, Mindfulness & Resiliency Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service

Michelle Reugebrink works for the Forest Service’s Work Environment and Performance Office, Office of the Chief as the Mindfulness & Resiliency Program Manager and Professional Coach. Michelle recently work for the Office of the Chief Civil Rights & held the position of the Health, Wellness, and Resiliency Manager. Michelle worked for 16 years on wildland fire engines, hand crews, and hotshot crews. Michelle has worked for the USFS for 33 years. She worked years as an Occupational Health and Safety Manager for the Pacific Southwest Region. Michelle was featured in the April 2018, 5th anniversary edition of Mindful magazine for her work around MBSR and coaching. Michelle was also featured in TIME magazine’s anniversary edition September 2018 for her work in teaching mindfulness. Michelle is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a Professional Integrative Health Coach through Duke University’s Integrative Medicine program, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF-PCC), and an Executive coach. A graduate of the Federal Internal Coaching program and is the FS point of contact for assigning USFS employees access to a Federal Internal coaches. A Certified Personal Trainer through ACE. A certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Co-authored two Pocket guides, “Stress Control and Resilience and Crisis Intervention” and “Recovering from Traumatic Stress”. Michelle was in a documentary for the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation (NFFF) to share stories and learn from a fatality fire in 1994 “Storm King Mountain”. In 2008, Baskin-Robbins and the NFFF named Michelle Reugebrink one of America's 31 Firefighting Heroes. Received the Chief's award for Health and Safety, in honor of and appreciation for "Her Passion and Caring for Employee Safety & Well Being."

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