Chad Kingsley officially becomes District Health Officer in Washoe County

Apr 11, 2024

Chad Kingsley was selected as the new District Health Officer, by the District Board of Health, Mar. 28, 2024April 11, 2024. Reno/Sparks, Nev. – Chad Kingsley, MD, MBA, is officially the new District Health Officer for Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH). The decision on the employment agreement was made by District Board of Health (DBOH) at a special meeting on Thursday.

Kingsley’s first day will be May 13, 2024. Outgoing District Health Officer Kevin Dick is retiring after nearly 40 years in public health but will remain at NNPH temporarily to help in the transition process.

“I want to express my gratitude to the District Board of Health for this opportunity,” Kingsley said. “My family and I are excited to be part of the community and can’t wait to get started.”

Last month, the District Board of Health selected Kingsley among three finalists for the top job with NNPH after a nationwide search resulted in more than 90 applicants.

As part of the agreement, Kingsley will receive an annual salary of $190,008, benefits amounting to $79,608 and up to $15,000 in moving expenses.

Kingsley was most recently the Public Health Director for Mohave County in Kingman, Ariz. Prior, he worked with the Southern Nevada Health District from 2012-2022. Kingsley has a Medical Degree (MD) from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Governors University. More information about Kingsley can be found in the DBOH agenda link here.


Please note the Washoe County Health District changed its name to Northern Nevada Public Health on Aug. 31, 2023. More information is here.

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making District Board of Health. NNPH consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.