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Tiffany G. Tyler-Garner, PhD Biography

Dr. Tiffany G. Tyler-Garner was recently appointed Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) by Governor Steve Sisolak. In this capacity, she serves as a member of the Governor’s cabinet overseeing the daily operations of DETR which includes more than 1,000 staff members in several offices throughout the state.

DETR's divisions include: Employment Security Division, Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the Rehabilitation Division, Research and Analysis Bureau, and Information Development and Processing. The mission of the agency is to provide job training and placement, workforce services for people with disabilities, investigate claims of workplace discrimination, collect and analyze workforce related data and support economic development efforts by improving the state’s workforce.

Dr. Tyler-Garner joins the state following an established career working in support of at-risk Nevadans and brings robust experiences in education and administration with a strong commitment to transforming the conditions and systems that impact Nevada’s underserved and disadvantaged youth.

Prior to becoming director of DETR, Dr. Tyler-Garner served as the chief executive officer of Communities In Schools (CIS) of Nevada since August 2016. In her capacity at CIS, she oversaw services provided to 68,000 students in 63 schools statewide including programs highlighting workforce development, youth development, reentry, and diversion.<br><br>

Prior to her service at CIS of Nevada, she was chief operating officer at Nevada Partners where she was tasked with overseeing the administration of programs and services addressing Southern Nevada’s at-risk-adults and youth populations.

Dr. Tyler-Garner served on the executive committee of Workforce Connections One Stop Career Center where she achieved a Workforce Development Champion Award and serves on multiple civic and community boards, committees, and councils.

Dr. Tyler-Garner holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; a Master of Science degree in Counseling, from California State University, Northridge; and a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Southern California.

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