DHCFP Leadership

Acting Administrator

Marta Jensen
Marta Jensen has been with the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services for 22 years, beginning in social services with the Nevada State Welfare Division as an eligibility caseworker for AFDC, Food Stamps and Medicaid. During her 14 years with the Welfare Division, Marta was also 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 Medicaid Division where she held numerous oversight roles and also 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 provider enrollment and screening. In 2014, Marta was promoted to the Deputy Administrator of Administrative Services at the Division of Public and Behavioral Health where she was responsible for executive oversight of the accounting and budget, contracts, information systems and human resources units. In late August 2015, she was named the acting administrator for the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, also known as the State Medicaid Office.

Deputy Administrator

Betsy Aiello
Betsy Aiello is the deputy administrator for the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. She has worked for the division for over 15 years, during which time she has managed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Nevada Check Up and the state’s 1915(c) waiver programs. Prior to her work in state government, Betsy worked in the health care industry as an occupational therapist and in hospital administration. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University.

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Salm
Karen has worked in and around the State of Nevada since 1997. First as a consultant for the implementation of the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System’s computer system and then as the Operations Officer of the Public Employees’ Benefits Program bringing the plan from a deficit into a surplus. Prior to that, Karen worked within the University of California Davis in various roles: retirement and benefit program project manager, Surgical Intensive Care nurse, as an internal consultant reengineering the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, writing contracts for services and research collaborations for the Campus, and subsequently as the Administrative Officer (AO) of the School of Medicine and University of California Davis Medical Center’s Pediatrics Department. In her AO role, she had over 100 employees and 30 physicians located at 15 different sites funded by federal, state, grant and private sources working in clinical, administrative and research positions. In her most recent positions she was a revenue cycle consultant performing audits of hospital systems, hospitals, FQHCs, CAHs, clinics and medical groups identifying operational issues and missteps requiring changes, updates, and reimbursements. Karen has also managed joint ventures and investments for a medical group, funding these efforts with the group’s retirement funds with the expectation that profits were payable at retirement. In addition, in her various roles, Karen has implemented small and large systems including electronic medical records.
Last Edited: 3/9/2017