Executive Team

Administration

Cody L. Phinney, MPH
Administrator
Cody Phinney is the administrator of the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), under the state Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Cody served as the agency manager for Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, and previously served as the planner for Mental Health Services, managing statewide quality and block grant programs.

As the DPBH administrator, Cody provides leadership and oversight for the four branches of the division; Administrative Services, Clinical Services, Community Services and Regulatory and Planning Services. Cody also is the secretary of the Nevada Board of Health and is the Nevada Commissioner on Behavioral Health.

Cody holds a master’s degree in Public Health from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis. She is originally from Tonopah, Nevada.

Administrative Services Branch

Kirsten Coulombe
Deputy Administrator
Kirsten Coulombe joined the Division of Public and Behavioral Health in January 2016 from the Division of Child and Family Services. Prior to this she was a senior research analyst for the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau, where she worked with state legislators on best practices related to Medicaid, child welfare, mental health and other issues important to the well-being of children. For the last three legislative sessions, Kirsten served as the policy analyst for the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services. From 2009 to 2010, she was a management analyst for the Child Health Insurance Program, implementing state and federal mandates to ensure that children received access to health coverage.

As a consumer care program coordinator in the private sector, she connected disabled persons with life-changing services and conducted many health care outreach programs in both English and Spanish. Then, as a long-term care ombudsman from 2005 to 2008, Kirsten advocated for the rights of families watching over their loved ones in long-term-care facilities.

Kirsten graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She then went on to earn a master’s of public administration from the University of Southern California in 2004.

Clinical Services Branch

Amy Roukie
Deputy Administrator
Amy Roukie is the DPBH Deputy Administrator for Clinical Services. She has an extensive background in behavioral health including roles in administration and clinical services. Amy has been a presenter at several national conferences on the topic of crisis services for the mentally-ill. She has held senior-level positions with health care organizations in Nevada, Georgia, and California and recently opened new crisis services for the mentally ill in Gary, Indiana. She has expertise in working with communities and was actively involved in the start-up of the Crossroads program, in Washoe County. Amy previously worked for the Health Division from 2003-2008 as an Administrative Services Officer; she recently returned in April 2016. Amy has earned an MBA with a focus in Health Care Management, and has a Bachelor of Science degree.

Community Services Branch

Julia Peek, MPH
Deputy Administrator
Julia Peek is a native Nevadan, born and raised in the Carson Valley. She went to school at Douglas High School, then went on to the University of Nevada, Reno to get her Bachelor's Degree in Health Ecology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and a Certificate in Gerontology. Julia moved to Seattle to get her Master's Degree in Health Services Administration with a focus on Rural and Underserved Communities at the University of Washington. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute and is currently enrolled in the state's Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.

Julia has been with DPBH since 2006, starting as a health resource analyst and then was promoted to the manager of the Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE). During her public health career thus far, Julia has received several awards for her work, including the Dr. John E. Worden Award for excellence in public health from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Public Health Leader of the Year and Public Health Advocate of the Year from the Nevada Public Health Association.

Julia lives with her husband and three children in Reno.

Regulatory and Planning

Joe Pollock
Deputy Administrator
Joe Pollock has been a Nevada resident since 1972 and is a Carson High School graduate. He attended the University of Nevada Reno, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. After college, Joe received a commission with the U.S. Navy and served as a surface warfare officer, completing tours on the USS Lang (FF-1060) and USS New Orleans (LPH-11). After close to five years of extensive travel with the Navy, Lt. Pollock resigned his commission to return to the Silver State.

Joe has been with DPBH since 1993, starting with the Public Health Engineering Program (now NDEP’s Bureau of Safe Drinking Water), transferred to the Environmental Health Section and then was promoted to program manager. In all, he has more than 23 years of experience in regulatory programs. Joe has served as the deputy administrator for Regulatory and Planning Services since November 2015.

Outside of work, Joe enjoys fishing, camping, golf, fast-pitch softball and is one of the oldest players competing in the Reno/Tahoe NABA baseball league.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. John DiMuro
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. DiMuro was named Nevada's chief medical officer July 1, 2016. He is board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine and prior to joining state service was the medical director of pain services for the Sierra Surgery Hospital in Carson City. Dr. DiMuro obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to receiving his DO, he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University. He was the Chief Resident at Georgetown University Hospital and the Chief Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

As chief medical officer, Dr. DiMuro is directly responsible for enforcing all laws and regulations pertaining to public health throughout Nevada. This includes interpreting, implementing and providing guidelines for the State Board of Health, and public and private entities on federal and state laws and Board of Health regulations. He also investigates causes of disease, epidemics, sources of mortality, and other matters impacting public health.
Last Updated: 12/15/2016