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Experience-driven collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Our team of cross-disciplinary leaders bring a unique perspective to stress and resilience training, having served in healthcare and public service from both the frontlines and leadership positions.

We understand the challenges faced by those in the field, from pre-hospital care to hospice, because we've been there ourselves. With certifications in numerous stress and resilience programs, we have the expertise to guide individuals towards optimal wellness.

We don't just teach theory, we share the tools and techniques that helped us break free from the stress-burnout cycle and shift towards a model of optimal wellness. Our skill-building approach is tried and tested, ensuring that individuals are equipped with the practical knowledge they need to thrive in high-pressure environments.


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Deb Timmerman, RN, DAIS, CSME, HMCT

Instructor - Clinical Lead


Deb Timmerman is on a mission to promote the wellbeing of individuals in high-stress occupations. As the founder of the Resilient Community Collective and Deb Timmerman & Associates, LLC, she brings a wealth of experience to her work. Timmerman has served as a Master Trainer for the MI ACE Initiative and co-chair of the Trauma Informed Work Group of Barry County.

Her background includes leadership roles in nursing and healthcare, giving her a deep understanding of the challenges facing individuals and teams in these fields.

Timmerman is also a certified Synergy Stress Mastery Educator, a HeartMath Certified Trainer and Practitioner, and has received several additional certifications in stress and resilience training.

Brian Stalsonburg is a change driver in his community with a personal mission to improve medical care standards. With almost 20 years of experience as a Firefighter/EMT, Stalsonburg brings a wealth of expertise to the Resilient Community Collective.

From working in the field for a transporting ALS agency to teaching EMS, MFR, EMT, CEU, CPR, TECC, and Wilderness First Aid courses, Stalsonburg has held various teaching positions. He currently serves as the Training Officer for Alpine Township Fire Department and is a Kent Count Fire Academy Instructor, providing education and program oversight to personnel and recruits in the public sector.

Stalsonburg's passion for his work extends beyond the classroom as he serves on various medical control committees and maintains memberships with renowned associations such as the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and the Michigan State Firemen's Association. He is a certified EMS Instructor-Coordinator and Fire Instructor II.

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Lt. Brian Stalsonburg, EMT B, I/C

Instructor - Firefighter/EMT



Barb Fletcher BBA, CSME, HMCT

Instructor - Mentor


Barb Fletcher is a powerhouse in the healthcare industry, with over 35 years of public service under her belt. Her company, Barb Fletcher and Associates, specializes in empowering individuals, teams, and organizations to take control of the stress that can often come with the job. As a certified stress mastery educator, certified HeartMath coach and trainer, and member of the Advisory Team for StressMaster International Coaching, Barb has the tools and expertise needed to make a real impact.

Now more than ever, practical solutions are crucial in managing stress. Barb has the ability to meet people and organizations where they are and provides the support they need to thrive. With over a decade of experience in the HeartMath program, she has mentored countless individuals and corporations to develop a healthier relationship with stress.

In addition to her impressive career achievements, Barb is a dedicated member of the New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses Association board. Her passion for improving the healthcare industry shines through in everything she does.

Research shows we make over 35,000 decisions in a day. The quality of those decision is based on being able to engage our thinking brain. In natural or human-induced emergencies, the decisions that are made in the first minutes, hours, and days are critical to the successful mitigation, damage control, prevention of structure and human loss, control of financial costs, and ultimately the overall conclusion of the disaster. 

Could team member stress levels be putting your organization at risk for decisions that could lead to catastrophic losses?

Our team invests hundreds of hours a year in continuing education bringing the latest stress science innovations and best practices to the field. You and your team benefit from our knowledge and expertise.
We'll even provide a complementary stress and wellbeing assessment and debrief so you can experience our process without any risk. 


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