Deputy Director of Fiscal Services
Ellen Crecelius is the Deputy Director in Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services responsible for the department’s fiscal services and information technology. Ellen leads the Fiscal Administrative Services Team and provides oversight of DHHS’s six divisions on budget development, budget management, contracting, and other fiscal issues. Ellen also supervises the Fiscal and Research and Analysis units in the Director’s Office.
Ellen was formerly the Management Analyst and Econometrician in the Research and Analysis Unit. In these positions, she coordinated the department’s caseload data, developed caseload forecasts, and undertook research and statistical analysis of policy and fiscal issues. Prior to joining DHHS, Ellen conducted economic and policy analysis for the State of Oregon as a Tax Economist at the Oregon Department of Revenue and Senior Economist at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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.