As the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Amy Roukie envisions DPBH as the backbone of the health care systems serving the state. She believes she has the responsibility of ensuring and improving access to both behavioral and public health programs statewide; improving education, outreach and safety for all health-related activities provided to Nevadans and those visiting the state; and to assure the best use of public funding through federal, state and local resources.
Amy has extensive experience working with health and human services programs, specifically within DPBH programs. To the administrator role, she brings more than 30 years of focused, high-level experience in operations and finance in public and private sector. Her passion, commitment, and high energy will ensure support for the persons served by DPBH.
Amy’s experience working with the community also provides for a connection to those who are struggling and in need of help, as she understands the challenges of dealing with the systems in place. Her history of work with the Nevada Legislature and budget committees in a senior Fiscal Officer (ASO), Bureau Chief, and Deputy Administrator capacities, as well as her experience presenting and defending budgets and administering programs in compliance with statutory obligations, uniquely qualifies her for this position.
Amy has a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Health Care Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation.