Full Name

Nancy Spangler

Job Title



Spangler Associates

Speaker Bio

Nancy Spangler, PhD, OTR/L, is a consultant, trainer, speaker, executive coach, and writer. As president of Spangler Associates since 1994, she has helped organizations look broadly at the multiple systems that support individual and organizational health and resilience. Her diverse clients have included employers, managed care organizations, benefit consultants, pharmaceutical companies, professional organizations, governmental agencies, and research organizations. Nancy worked as consultant to the Center for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation in Washington, D.C., from 2006 to 2018, where she helped devise strategies to support employers’ efforts to address mental health. She conducted interview and discussion group research with employer representatives to understand strengths in employer practices related to stress prevention and resilience-building, as well as mental health program effectiveness. Nancy currently serves as senior consultant/practitioner with Greenleaf Integrative, also in the Washington, D.C. area, to promote innovative and effective approaches to resilience and wellbeing. Nancy’s bachelor and master's degrees are in occupational therapy, and her doctor of philosophy degree is in therapeutic science, an interdisciplinary area of study at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has taught and mentored graduate level students for Boston University, George Washington University, Rockhurst University, and the University of Kansas. Nancy has published peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters on behavior change and workplace mental health issues.

Nancy Spangler