NV-PIC Faculty

NV-PIC Training Director

Emily Slife, Ph.D.

  • Phone number: (702) 486-0711
  • Mailing address: 1650 Community College Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Email address: eslife@health.nv.gov
  • Roles at NV-PIC: Training Director, Training Committee Member, Secondary Supervisor

Dr. Emily Slife is the NV-PIC Training Director since 2018. Dr. Slife received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007 and has been a Licensed Psychologist since 2010. Dr. Slife has taught a variety of psychology and counseling courses as well as provided therapeutic services at 7 universities across the country. She has also worked at a VA hospital and community mental health agencies. Dr. Slife enjoys working with diverse and underserved populations and has a passion for training and supervising mental health professionals. Dr. Slife joined SNAMHS in October 2017 with experience developing and maintaining an APA-accredited internship program. She is enthusiastic to be part of NV-PIC!

Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (NNAMHS)

Bill Jackson, Ph.D.

  • Email address: bsjackson@health.nv.gov
  • Roles at NV-PIC: NNAMHS Site Director, Primary Supervisor, Training Committee Member

Dr. Bill Jackson joined the NV-PIC Training Committee in 2018. Dr. Jackson has been a licensed psychologist in Nevada and California since 1993.  He is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Nevada. With a client-centered cognitive behavioral orientation, he focuses on group therapy for the severely mentally ill.  His particular interests include the family dynamics associated with severe mental illness and addictions, and the value of peer-support groups.  His treatment style and training interests concentrate on the basics of attentive listening. Dr. Jackson also has significant experience conducting emergency room assessments of eligibility for involuntary commitment.

Duane Runyan, Ph.D., MBA 

  • Phone number: (775) 867-2615
  • Mailing address: Sierra Regional Center, 605 South 21st Street, Sparks, Nevada  89431
  • Email address: drunyan@adsd.nv.gov
  • Roles at NV-PIC: Training Committee Member

Dr. Runyan earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He completed both his internship and post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric and child clinical psychology at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. His career path has provided opportunity for such varied experiences including direct care, research, and hospital administration. He has been licensed as a clinical psychologist in Nevada since 2000. He enjoys living in Northern Nevada where he enjoys skiing, hiking, and coaching lacrosse. He has worked with NV-PIC since 2018.

Rural Clinics - Carson City (RCCC)

Donald Campbell, Ph.D.

  • Email address: dcampbell@health.nv.gov
  • Roles at NV-PIC: RCCC Site Director, Training Committee Member, Primary Supervisor

Dr. Donald Campbell grew up in New Mexico and spent time in Latin America and Spain working as a graphics artist and teaching English as a second language. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University. His Doctor of Psychology degree was earned through Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Campbell completed his doctoral internship at Tarzana Treatment Centers in California and his post-doctoral training at Apache Behavioral Health Services in Whiteriver, Arizona, where he supervised the Adult Mental Health Program for the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Dr. Campbell has been with the State of Nevada since 2013 and brings a wealth of clinical and cultural knowledge to his current position of Licensed Psychologist I with Rural Clinics - Carson City (RCCC). 

Amy Kegel, Psy.D.

Dr. Amy Kegel is a licensed psychologist who earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2016. She is licensed in both California and Nevada. Dr. Kegel has a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling through the Hazelden Graduate School of Addition studies. Throughout her career she has participated in neuropsychological research, assessment of chronic mental illness, crises intervention, suicide prevention, and geriatric in home psychotherapy. She has spent most of her career in a correctional environment working with adult and adolescent males. Dr. Kegel’s clinical approach is grounded in dialectical behavioral and schema therapy. Personal interests include: rock climbing, yoga, hiking, eating tasty food, and relaxing with her dogs. 

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (SNAMHS)

Shera Bradley, Ph.D.

  • Phone number: (702)486-6466
  • Mailing address: 6161 West Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Email address: sbradley@health.nv.gov
  • Roles at NV-PIC: SNAMHS Site Director, Primary Supervisor, Training Committee Member

Dr. Shera Bradley earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UNLV in 2007 and has been a Licensed Psychologist since 2008. Her educational focus has been Forensic Psychology since beginning her Master’s program in 1998. Following graduation in 2007, Dr. Bradley worked in a private practice setting 2007 to 2015. Her private practice work was focused on conducting forensic evaluations, including competency, death penalty mitigation, child custody, and other civil and criminal evaluations. Further, she created and founded a unique, comprehensive, outpatient treatment program for juvenile victims of human sex trafficking in 2007. She has been interviewed on several occasions by media and appeared in Tricked, a documentary about human trafficking. She has conducted numerous trainings about human trafficking and was a member of the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force Training Committee. Dr. Bradley has been comprehensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) since 2010. Dr. Bradley is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UNLV and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses since 2001. Dr. Bradley began employment with SNAMHS in November 2015 and started the Department of Forensic Psychology. In 2016, she became the Director of Forensic & Civil Psychology and oversees forensic inpatient, civil inpatient, and outpatient psychology. She is the NV-PIC Site Director for SNAMHS.

Vince Brouwers, Ph.D.

Vince Brouwers graduated from UNLV’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in 2017. His clinical training has focused on forensic evaluation, forensic treatment of sex offenders and juvenile offenders, and general treatment and assessment of a range of mental health disorders. He completed his post-doctoral training with Dr. Shera Bradley at Stein Forensic Facility and earned his license to practice in June 2018. He currently serves as the Testing Coordinator for SNAMHS and the Research Coordinator for NV-PIC. His research interests include the nature of inner experience, measuring psychopathy, and malingering. Personal interests include fitness, theatre arts, and reading.

Cecilia R. Shermack-Warner, Ph.D.

Cecilia Shermack-Warner is a licensed psychologist and currently works on two inpatient units at Rawson-Neal Hospital. Dr. Shermack-Warner completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and her doctoral training at the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego (part of Alliant University). Her research and clinical interests include personality disorders, diversity and multiculturalism, stress management, meditation and mindfulness, and supervising NV-PIC interns. She trained in several clinical settings including residential treatment for children and adolescents; an inpatient psychiatric hospital for adolescents and adults with a partial hospitalization program for seriously mentally ill (SMI); and in residential psychosocial rehabilitation treatment for SMI adults. She has worked in an outpatient program for youth on probation; a residential substance use rehabilitation facility for Native American youth; a residential treatment program for at-risk youth; providing outpatient therapeutic behavioral services for children and youth; and was a contract monitor and auditor for multiple outpatient programs. She has supervised paraprofessionals, master’s level interns, and doctoral interns. She is a Nevada-certified Competency Evaluator and worked for three years at Stein Forensic Facility as a treating and evaluating psychologist. Her current responsibilities at Rawson-Neal include conducting treatment planning, assessment, and brief psychotherapy. Outside of her work as a psychologist, she likes to spend her time in the wide-open spaces with her menagerie.

Lia Roley, Ph.D.

Dr. Roley is a Licensed Psychologist 1 at Stein Forensic Facility. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Roley completed her doctoral internship at the Mississippi State Hospital and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2010. Dr. Roley completed her postdoctoral residency at a private practice specializing in neuropsychology and forensics in Phoenix, Arizona in 2011. She had a private practice and worked in an inpatient medical rehabilitation facility in Arizona for several years prior to moving to Las Vegas. Since moving to Nevada, Dr. Roley has conducted evaluations for military personnel and conducted forensic evaluations for the Clark County Courts. Dr. Roley has been employed with Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services -Stein Forensic Facility since 2017. She currently serves as the primary supervisor for doctoral interns assigned to the forensic hospital. Personal interests include fitness, travel, and music.