Dr. Jacqueline Wade joined the Division of Child and Family Services in 2006 and currently serves as the Deputy Administrator for Residential and Community Services. In this role, she is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the state’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities, Desert Willow Treatment Center, Mobile Crisis Response Teams, Outpatient Medication Clinic, Intensive Case Management Wraparound In Nevada, and Children’s Mental Health. Prior to joining DCFS, Dr. Jacqueline Wade served as the Coordinator of School Based Services at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where on campus mental health services were provided to students and their families and adjunct faculty at University of Nevada, School of Social Work.
Dr. Wade has extensive clinical experience in the following settings: psychiatric hospitals, community-based services, adolescents group homes, convalescents hospitals, juvenile justice mental health departments, and clinical consultant to mental health agencies. Dr. Jacqueline Wade has experience in providing holistic client-centered therapeutic services to individuals across the life span i.e., children, adolescents, and couples. Additionally, she is a Board approved Clinical Social Worker responsible for supervising students and Clinical Social Work interns.
Her professional interests are international resiliency in children and families, challenges of families with limited English proficiency and access to mental health and healthcare services, people centric leadership, diversity and equity in the workplace, prevention services, and continued training and development of mental health professionals.