ABOUT OUR HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT
Michelle Herbert is one of our Health Care Consultants. Michelle has been involved in healthcare and wellness for over 20 years, both as a provider (physiotherapy, acupuncture and chiropractic) and an administrator for rehabilitation and care facilities. She has also been honoured to work with First Nations and African American community elders for the research and development of programs that incorporate spirituality for the healing of intergenerational trauma within their communities. She believes that the integration of cultural and spiritual healing systems and practices is crucial for the long-term health and wellbeing of communities.
Michelle is a graduate of the OHSU/PSU School of Public Health where she received a Master of Public Health with a focus in health promotion and evidence-based outcome analysis for community wellness. With this foundation, she has worked with planning and evaluation of health and wellness programs in schools, hospitals, communities and older adult care facilities. She has also spent time in sacred spiritual sites around the world, including indigenous sites in the Southwest United States, South America, India, Nepal and the Tibetan Himalayas. Her interest and experience in spiritual practices has also led her to instruct university coursework in the connection between health, wellness and spirituality with emphasis on First Nations spiritual practices for community health.
Michelle has always had a great love and respect for nature, and she enjoys spending time outdoors being physically active and in meditative practice. She finds herself at home on Vancouver Island where she enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening and canoeing.