Julie Kotchevar has extensive experience working within the field of health and human services programs, particularly in the field of children and adults with disabilities. She has worked nationally and internationally for more than 15 years to create efficient and agile systems that can skillfully respond to the changing needs of consumers while also ensuring that services are person-centered, ethical, appropriate and evidence-based.
Within Nevada and nationally, she has worked with state programs to identify and repair broken and inefficient systems. Internationally, she worked to develop systems in several countries, including primary and maternity care in central China, basic health and assessment services in rural parts of Indonesia, and early intervention systems for children and families in the Southern Sudan.
Ms. Kotchevar has served in the Nevada state system as an executive branch auditor, the clinical program manager of Nevada Early Intervention Services, and as the deputy administrator of Aging and Disability Services Division before joining the Director’s Office as the deputy director.
Ms. Kotchevar has recently completed her doctorate in social services policy planning and analysis, and has a master’s degree in organizational management and a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education.