Meet the Staff
Clare Miller, Director
Clare Miller has served as Director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health since 2003. Clare is responsible for the strategy and execution of the program. Under her leadership, the Partnership has grown to a network of more than 5,000 employers and related health purchasing stakeholders; the program now responds to more than 100 employer inquiries per month.
Before joining the Partnership, Clare was Manager of the Center for Prevention and Health Services at the National Business Group on Health. At the Business Group, she focused on a variety of employer health issues, including mental health and substance use disorders, terrorism and public health emergency preparedness, and public policy and marketplace issues. Prior to that, Clare was the Director of Public Policy for Mental Health America, where she served as the Director for Public Policy. She managed the association's national advocacy center, providing technical assistance to over 340 affiliate organizations and local and state advocacy partners.
Clare serves on the Council of Advisors for the Center for Health Value Innovation. She previously served on the Board of Directors for ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and the National Business Group on Health’s Advisory Council on Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health.
Clare received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salisbury University in Philosophy and English.
Nancy Spangler, PhD, Consultant
Nancy Spangler has worked as a consultant to the Partnership since 2006 to devise communication strategies and to develop collaborative relationships with employers who have programs, policies, and practices supporting mental health across the spectrum of prevention, screening, and effective treatment.
Nancy developed workplace health promotion, population health management, and health-behavior change strategies beginning in 1983 with a Boston-area consulting group and for nine years with Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. As president of her own consulting firm, Spangler Associates, she helps organizations look broadly at health issues and the multiple systems that support health. Her diverse clients have included employers, managed care organizations, benefit consultants, pharmaceutical companies, professional organizations, and governmental agencies. She also practiced as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings.
Nancy holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas. Her doctor of philosophy degree was 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. She is an experienced presenter and keynote speaker on organizational and health-related topics.