Vickie Ives, MA
Region IX Director (2022-2025)
Division of Public and Behavioral Health, State of Nevada
Deputy Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Child Family and Community Wellness

Vickie Ives serves as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Child Family and Community Wellness for the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) of Nevada. She leads the Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) and Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) sections and supports the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Women, Infants, Children sections for DPBH.

Vickie serves as the Nevada director of the following programs: Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs; Nevada Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting; Nevada Early Hearing Detection and Intervention; Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM); Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI); and Nevada Rape Prevention and Education. She serves as the Nevada Promoting Innovation in State/Territorial Maternal and Child Health Policymaking Learning Community lead, principal investigator for teen pregnancy prevention grants and Nevada Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System efforts. She is a member of the Nevada Statewide Executive Committee to Review Child Fatalities and Washoe County Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Nevada Newborn Screening Advisory Board, Nevada Mountain States Regional Genetics Network Co-Chair, Medical Home Portal Advisory Board, and the National MCH Workforce Development Council. Vickie leads the Nevada Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health efforts and the state Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) staff support. She supports NSIP and MCAH programs for DPBH and the Account for Family Planning for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Vickie has a deep and abiding commitment to eradicating preventable morbidity and mortality and creating equitable systems of care and access to care and prevention resources for MCAH populations.