DHCFP Leadership


Marta Jensen

Marta Jensen has been with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for 24 years, beginning her career in social services with the Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. During her 14 years with the Welfare Division, Marta was an eligibility worker, a hearings representative, eligibility system trainer, quality control specialist, child care program specialist, child care systems analyst and the program manager for the Energy Assistance Program. In 2007, she transferred to the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy where she held numerous oversight roles in Surveillance and Utilization Review, Provider Enrollment, Hearings, Medicaid Estate Recovery, Division Compliance and Program Integrity. In addition, she was appointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the Region IX representative for the Fraud and Abuse Technical Advisory Group (TAG) where she co-chaired a national work group on the Affordable Care Act provider enrollment and screening regulations and processes.

In 2014, Marta was promoted to Deputy Administrator of Administrative Services at the Division of Public and Behavioral Health within the HHS Department where she was responsible for executive oversight of the accounting and budget, contracts, information systems and human resources units. In late August 2015, she returned to the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy as the Medicaid Administrator.

Deputy Administrator

Cody Phinney
Ms. Phinney is a Nevada native, and has been in State service since 1998. Ms. Phinney has a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Administration; as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Cody started with the mental health programs doing quality assurance. She has been an agency manager and managed the Federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grants. She has an extensive background working in health and human service programs, including program and division oversight at the executive level in Nevada State government. Cody has developed a strong background in program oversight, quality assurance and performance improvement.

Chief Financial Officer

DuAne Young
Deputy Administrator


DuAne has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of behavioral and public health working previously in the areas of criminal justice, community mental health, substance abuse, drunk driving prevention and education. He has worked previously in the public sector in Indiana for eight years beginning as a mental health evaluator within the county courts and leaving as Assistant Administrator for the Court Drug and Alcohol Program within State Court Administration. He worked in the private sector in various capacities including overseeing the project development and implementation strategy of the 2013 publication of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. Within the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services he has served within the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) as the Tobacco Program Coordinator, Director’s Office as the Health Policy Analyst and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy as the Chief of Behavioral Health and Pharmacy Services. He most recently served as Deputy Administrator of DPBH over Clinical Services overseeing a workforce of over 1,000 employees providing direct client services in both public and behavioral health systems.

DuAne received his B.S. in Family Studies from Miami University and M.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also ABD status in the Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program at Indiana Wesleyan University. All his post graduate work has focused on leadership practices within varying healthcare settings.




Ellen Crecelius
Ellen Crecelius served the last four years as the Deputy Director for Fiscal Services and Information Technology at DHHS, providing oversight of the six divisions on budget development and management, contracting, and other fiscal issues. Ellen also oversaw the department’s data analytics efforts. In previous DHHS positions, she coordinated caseload data, developed caseload forecasts, and undertook research and statistical analysis of policy and fiscal issues. Ellen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Health Economics and Public Finance. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Davis, with majors in Economics and Russian.