Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Seri Dawson, R.N. as Director for the Division of Behavioral Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Dawson has served as acting director.
Dawson has served in other roles in DHHS, including Deputy Director of Community-Based Services, QI and Managed Care Administrator, Program Specialist, and Nurse Surveyor/Consultant.
Dawson also served as Associate Director of Nursing for the Nebraska Department of Public Institutions.
Dawson has worked as a nurse manager at a Lincoln hospital and as a nurse instructor as a Nurse Instructor at Willow Brook Private Psychiatric Hospital in Waxahachie, Texas.
Dawson’s appointment begins immediately. Her salary will be $135,000, according to the governor’s office.