DCFS Administrator

Kelly Wooldridge

Kelly Wooldridge, the Administrator of the Division of Child and Family Services, (DCFS) joined the Division in 1994 and has been a champion of Children’s Mental Health and Welfare services since then.  Kelly graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Social Work in May of 1990 and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada in August of 1991.  She then received her Clinical License in March of 1994.   Kelly is a native Nevadan and was born and raised in Elko. 

Prior to her appointment in March 2016, Kelly was the Deputy Administrator for DCFS, Children’s Mental Health, and brings experience in direct clinical services, management and administration. Kelly has had the opportunity to work within the Children’s Mental Health System, the Juvenile Justice System, and the Child Welfare System.  She has spent the last decade helping build and support services for all children and families across the State.   

Kelly is a dedicated advocate for children and families and she leads with the same passion that she has when providing direct services in her former roles.