DHCFP Leadership

CURRENT LEADERSHIP

Stacie Weeks JD, MPH

Stacie Weeks JD, MPH

Administrator
Stacie brings over ten years of experience in Medicaid and health care policy from the public and private sectors. Most recently, Stacie served as a principal at a national consulting firm, advising numerous state and local governments, health care providers, hospitals, health insurers, and non-profit organizations on ways to achieve their goals in Medicaid and the individual market. Stacie also held key leadership roles in Minnesota’s Medicaid agency, including serving as chief of staff, where she oversaw the agency's legal, compliance, communications, and legislative divisions, and as director of federal waivers and policy, where she helped oversee the implementation of federal regulatory changes and multiple state health care reforms and initiatives. Stacie also has knowledge of state Medicaid financing from her time as an administrator for the health and human services budget committee at the Minnesota Senate and experience in advocacy and public policy from previous roles representing the priorities of a large safety-net hospital and the health care needs of clients served by legal aid. Stacie holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock and a master’s in public health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Sandie Ruybalid

Sandie Ruybalid

Deputy Administrator
Sandie Ruybalid has been with the DHCFP since 2002. She began her career with the State of Nevada in 1994 in Workers Compensation Insurance and has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare insurance industry, with a focus on Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). She was appointed to her role as Chief IT Manager in 2019 and oversees the Department’s Health Information Technology Projects, and the Division’s Information Services Unit, and Information Security Officer. She was the Project Director for the Division’s successful MMIS Modernization project which went live February, 2019. She received her Certificate of Public Manager designation in April of 2016. She was appointed to the Patient Protection Commission in 2021 by Governor Steve Sisolak as an employee of the Department with expertise in health information technology and patients’ access to medical records.
Dr. Antonina Capurro

Dr. Antonina Capurro

Deputy Administrator
Dr. Capurro has spent most of her life in Nevada and is a public health advocate who is passionate about improving the health of Nevada's vulnerable citizens. For over five years she served in the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services as Nevada's first Hispanic State Dental Health Officer, and for almost a decade, trained the next generation of clinicians as a professor, administrator, and program developer at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Capurro has received numerous prestigious awards, brings collaborative ideas to life through policy work, and has designed enterprising programs that have been featured nationally.

Dr. Capurro earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Public Health with a concentration in health care administration and policy, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In July, Dr. Capurro will complete a Dental Public Health Residency Program at A.T. Still University. She recently received passing scores for the written American Board of Dental Public Health exam, towards board certification in the recognized dental specialty of dental public health. Dr. Capurro enjoys taking on challenges which allow her to apply her expertise to benefit others and their health.
Dr. Kieth Benson

Dr. Kieth Benson

State Dental Officer
Dr. Keith Benson DMD is a native Nevadan, born and raised in Carson City.  After completing dental school at University of Nevada, Las Vegas he completed a residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital.  Dr. Benson has twelve years of experience as a frontline public health dentist.  With a strong desire to improve community health he brings his knowledge and experience to help improve the oral health of Nevada.  Dr. Benson also has experience in the rural communities of Nevada with much time spent with family located in Eureka and Spring Creek.  His career in dentistry started in Reno, while pursuing his bachelor’s degree volunteering on mobile dental bus teaching second graders how to brush and floss their teeth.  Now Dr. Benson is pursuing his goal of improving Nevada’s oral health through health promotion, programs, and sound policy. He is so thankful to be raising his family in Carson City and serving the people of Nevada.  
Dr. Roshanda Clemons

Dr. Roshanda Clemons

Medical Director
Dr. Roshanda Clemons is a board-certified pediatrician with twenty years’ experience practicing medicine. She served Nevadans as the Medical Director at Nevada Early Intervention Services for 6 years, serving children with special needs, developmental delays and diagnosing autism. Her experiences also includes serving as a contracted physician, performing in home preventive physicals for elderly to improve long-term outcomes in the spirit of fiscal responsibility with limited resources. She has worked in Federally Qualified Health Centers and Native American health. In the Bay Area, Dr. Clemons was the recipient of a fellowship on multicultural health. She also enjoys writing policy. In her free time, Dr. Clemons is the proud parent of two active children in Las Vegas.
Ky Plaskon

Ky Plaskon

Public Information Officer
Ky Plaskon is a Society of Professional Journalist & California Chicano News Media Association award-winning reporter with more than 25 years of experience in news. He has reported for NPR affiliates in Alaska, San Diego, Las Vegas, Reno and Sacramento and been a morning TV news anchor. His book, Silent Heroes of the Cold War: Declassified led Congress to designate Nevada's only National Memorial. He holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies from UNLV, has taught news at three universities and was a high school teacher for at-risk youth before coming to work for the State in 2018 as an Education Information Officer for the Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB). At the CCB he wrote policy, trained cannabis license application evaluators and managed national media interest in the topic. At Nevada Medicaid, Ky worked with staff to hundreds of community partners and, for the first time, implemented direct communication with hundreds of thousands of Medicaid Members. Ky is a fluent Spanish speaker and leads the Division's efforts to serve the Limited English Proficiency community. He has two daughters that he takes on monthly adventures including road trips, biking, back-country skiing, running, swimming, and camping.