EXECUTIVE STAFF

DWSS Executive Staff

Robert H. Thompson

Robert H. Thompson

Administrator
Executive Assistant: Trenton Sheesley, tsheesley@dwss.nv.gov
As Administrator of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Robert guides the agency to successfully complete its mission to engage clients, staff, and the community to provide assistance benefits to all who qualify and reasonable support for children with absentee parents to help Nevadans achieve safe, stable, and healthy lives
Lisa Swearingen

Lisa Swearingen

Deputy Administrator
Lisa is responsible for the policy and program administration for the Child Support Enforcement Program, Information Technology, Program Review and Evaluation, and Administrative Services.
Kelly Cantrelle

Kelly Cantrelle

Deputy Administrator
Kelly is responsible for the policy and program administration for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - Formerly known as the food stamp program), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Energy Assistance Program, Investigations and Recovery, Employment and Training Programs and the SNAP Nutrition-Ed and Outreach programs.
Marni Whalen

Marni Whalen

Chief of Human Resources
Marni is responsible to plan, organize and administer the Division's comprehensive human resources services program including employee relations, selection, classification coordination, position control, evaluation, training, payroll and other related areas.
Crystal Buscay

Crystal Buscay

Chief Financial Officer
Crystal is responsible for the Division's fiscal management including budgets, accounting, cost allocation, auditing, grants management including federal reporting, caseload projections, procurement, contract/sub-grant monitoring and facilities management.
Bart London

Bart London

Chief Information Technology Manager
Bart provides oversight of the Division's information technology systems, applications, development, testing, operation and support.
Karissa Loper Machado

Karissa Loper Machado

Agency Manager

Karissa is responsible for the policy and program administration for the Child Care and Development Program including Child Care and Development Fund, provider supports, family support, cross-system collaboration, and system improvement strategies.

 

Trenton Sheesley

Trenton Sheesley

Executive Assistant
As Executive Assistant to Administrator of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Trenton supports executive staff in all areas to successfully complete the mission to engage clients, staff, and the community to provide assistance benefits to all who qualify and reasonable support for children with absentee parents to help Nevadans achieve safe, stable, and healthy lives.
Julie Knight

Julie Knight

Public Information Officer
As Public Information Officer for the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Julie provides communications support and coordinates media contact, serves as a legislative liaison, and facilitates a variety of communications-related initiatives.