NV Dept. of Veterans Service
Apr 30, 2018
Wendy Simons
NV Dept. of Veterans Service

Reno native Wendy Simons serves in the position of Deputy Director of Health and Wellness for the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Her lifelong career in the health care industry includes time as an owner/administrator of assisted living facilities, and spans several decades of service to seniors, state agencies, academia and volunteer organizations.  She is the former Chief of the state regulatory agency of the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance under the Department of Public and Behavioral Health.  She is a recipient of the Nevada Business Weekly Health Care Heroes recognition for 2017.

After a short semi-retirement, Simons joined the Nevada Department of Veterans Services as the Deputy Director of Wellness, a position created in 2015. She oversees development of the upcoming Northern Nevada Veterans Home, as well as the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City and several other health related programs. Simons holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Education. She has served as adjunct faculty for the UNR School of Medicine's Geriatric Education Center, in addition to being a member of numerous boards and commissions and is a former member of the Rotary Club of Reno and a Paul Harris Fellow.