Occupational Health & Well-being

Occupational Health & Wellness program is to ensure that all personnel work safely and effectively during their careers and maintain healthy lifestyle choices continuing into their retirement.

Meet the Team 

Joel Michels, MSN, FNP-BC

Joel Michels is the occupational health and well-being program manager with the City of Portland’s benefits team. He can answer questions about your medical treatment or wellness plans and provide information about health opportunities. His experience as a nurse practitioner in primary care and occupational health gives him the expertise to provide privacy-protected consultations that help you navigate the latest research and guidelines to reach your goals and vision for health.

Courtney Gilmore

Courtney Gilmore is a passionate and enthusiastic public health professional with over 10 years of experience in health promotion, behavior change, motivational interviewing and training specific to exercise, weight management, tobacco cessation, mindfulness and stress management.

Courtney joined the City of Portland in October 2019 to assist with design and implementation of the CityStrong Wellness Program. She is thankful and excited to be part of the program and the possibilities and innovative directions that can assist employees in living healthier and happier lives.

Courtney is originally from Bedford, Virginia and she enjoys reading, cooking, crocheting and spending time with her love ones.  

The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.”  - Greg Anderson