Caregiver Compassion and Fatigue Learning Series

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Speaker Biographies


Dr. Jennifer Michels  

Dr. Jennifer Michels is a board certified clinical psychologist and health psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS).  Dr. Michels specializes in treatment of adult patients with mood and anxiety disorders as well patients with distress related to cancer and other chronic or acute physical illness.  Dr. Michels received her master’s and doctoral degrees from Southern Illinois University.  She completed internship and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Psychiatry where she continues to be an adjunct faculty member.  Dr. Michels currently serves as Director of Training for the Adult Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  She is the Chairperson for the Resident Well-Being Committee and a member of the Physician and Allied Professionals Health Committee at Marshfield Clinic Health System.  Dr. Michels serves on the Advocacy Council of the Wisconsin Psychological Association.




Dr. Kelsie Offenwanger


Dr. Kelsie-Marie Offenwanger joined the Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2017 as a post-doctoral psychology fellow. She is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin and her child psychology practice focuses on collaboratively working with caregivers of children who experience behavioral difficulties, social challenges, and developmental concerns. Dr. Offenwanger provides consultation to families who have children on the autism spectrum and assists parents with navigating school resources. Dr. Offenwanger has experience with psychological testing and can help parents identify what evaluations may best help their child and their family. She also participates on multidisciplinary teams within the MCHS to support collaboration of care.


Dr. Offenwanger was awarded the Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences. Her training and expertise has focused on children, adolescents, and families across community and school-based settings. Dr. Offenwanger is involved within the Center for Community Health Advancement’s Youth Net Program, which provides evidence-based interventions to enhance the functioning of at-risk youth and their families. She has presented nationally to a wide array of audiences across educational, community, and clinical settings.


“There is a lot of pressure and demands placed on caregivers and teachers in our society and that filters down to the kids,” said Dr. Offenwanger. “We need to let them know it’s ok to be vulnerable, it’s ok to need help, and it’s ok to be kids. Kids and adults need to know they are valuable.”





Dr. Kelly Spanier


Dr. Kelly Spanier is a clinical and health psychology fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Marshfield Clinic Health System engaging in the delivery of integrated health psychology and population health initiatives. Dr. Spanier holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Science from Walden University in Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship in Primary Care and Health Psychology at Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Spanier specializes in delivering multi-disciplinary health psychology, chronic illness and disease management, assessment and treatment of adult neurodevelopmental and learning disabilities, and acute anxiety disorder management with an emphasis on treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. She is passionate about community-driven research and population health efforts to addressing issues of healthcare access and health disparity.