Rebecca Brown is co-founder and Wellness Director of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work and her career has spanned 30 years within medical social work, child welfare, domestic violence and trauma fields. The majority of her career was spent as a Supervisor in the child protection system, where she was a Coordinator of the Critical Incident Debriefing Team. She was a Provincial Trainer and taught the curriculum on Wellness and Self-Care. Rebecca now has a particular interest in the area of Lifestyle Medicine and incorporates this into her practice of Health & Wellness Coaching. Rebecca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Western University and Associate with the TEND Academy delivering workshops and conferences throughout Canada and the US on the topics of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience to professionals in the trauma and health fields. Her latest professional highlight comes in the arena with horses doing Equine Assisted Therapy.