Chief Executive Officer - Biography

The CEO provides leadership and directs services and programs while maximizing resources to fulfill the Department's mission.
Bo Botelho is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. As head of the largest Department in state government with 4,600 employees and a $3.5 billion budget, he is responsible for the divisions of Behavioral Health, Children and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid and Long-Term Care, and Public Health, as well as agency operations.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Bo to the Interim CEO position effective October 15, 2018.
Bo is also serving as Acting Director for the Division of Public Health.
Previously Bo has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, overseeing DAS Materiel, the Transportation Services Bureau, and the State Building Division.  He has also served DAS as deputy director, general counsel and legislative liaison.  Prior to employment with DAS, Bo was the Colfax County Attorney.
The following directors report to the CEO:
  • Behavioral Health - Sheri Dawson
  • Children and Family Services - Matt Wallen
  • Developmental Disabilities - Courtney Miller
  • Medicaid and Long-Term Care - Dr. Matthew Van Patton


 Bo Botelho

Bo Botelho, Interim CEO
Department of Health and Human Services
State of Nebraska

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