Rebecca Schultz is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Holistic Nurse. She completed her bachelors and masters of science in nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1987 and 1995 with a graduate program focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) Fellowship in 2010 and the AWCIM inaugural Integrative Health Coach Program in 2015. She co-led the development of and is a mentor for the AWCIM Integrative Self-care curriculum that is woven throughout the Integrative Health and Lifestyle program (IHeLP) since 2014. She is certified as a clinical aromatherapy practitioner (CCAP) and is a Reiki III/Master practitioner. She has completed studies in medical herbalism and is eligible and in the process of applying for becoming registered with the American Herbalist Guild. She is currently studying to become a YogaFaith teacher.
As an adjunct clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) Department of Family Medicine, she developed the Advocate Aurora (UW) Family Medicine Residency’s Integrative Medicine Elective Curriculum and co-leads implementation of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) curriculum in the Aurora Family Medicine Residency program. She was influential with the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health membership expansion decision to include non-degree granting Academic Health Centers resulting in Aurora Health Care becoming the first affiliate, non-degree granting, Academic Consortium member in 2011. She is on the Academic Consortium's steering committee, "new members" committee, and was part of the Academic Consortium's National Pain Initiative.
She has initiated and co-led successful efforts to obtain grants for expanding Integrative Medicine and Health education and services within the Advocate Aurora UW Medical Group's Family Medicine Residency. She has an active faculty primary care clinical practice and an integrative consultative practice at Aurora St. Luke’s Family Practice Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a special editor for Family and Integrative Medicine with the Journal for Patient Centered Research and Review. As a member of Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Planetree CAM & Human Touch committee and Aurora Health Care’s Cancer Collaborative Initiative, she has been involved with enhancing the institution’s understanding and progress with integrative medicine and health.
As a volunteer faculty facilitator with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Healer's Art (HA) program in Milwaukee, she is actively involved with helping medical students embrace compassion and self-care as they progress through medical school. She was also co-founder for the Healer's Sharing Meaning (HSM) monthly gatherings for Milwaukee area multidisciplinary integrative health practitioners. Both the HA and the HSM programs are programs developed by or based on Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen's national programs. She is an active mentor to a wide variety of health care students focusing on primary care, health care access and whole person care. Additionally, she has been a speaker locally and nationally on a variety of topics including clinician self-care, holistic nursing, various health topics, faculty development and integrative medicine and health.
She is currently co-chair for the Integrative Medicine for the UnderServed (IM4US) 2020 Milwaukee, Wisconsin planning committee and a member of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) 2021 National Conference Planning Advisory Committee.
In 2015 & 2016 she received two alumni awards from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: "The Community Service Award" from the UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association and one of the "50 Distinguished Alumni Awards" in conjunction with the College of Nursing's 50th Anniversary.
She lives with her husband Bill and six kitties "Tigerlilly & Motor" in her heart, "Saidie", "Jack", "Sammy" & "Larry." She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in nature, forest bathing, running, playing guitar, singing, hiking, skiing, blading, kayaking, gardening, herbing, cooking, knitting, reading, learning and teaching.