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Ms. Johnstone has lived in Nevada since 1999 and recently began her own consulting firm in Las Vegas, offering health benefit, managed care and project management consultative services. Ms. Johnstone serves on the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange Board as an appointee of Governor Sandoval. She worked as the Executive Director for the Health Services Coalition January 2010 to January 2013. The Coalition is a non-profit organization representing 23 self-funded employer and labor trust health plans covering 280,000 lives in southern Nevada. Immediately prior to joining the Coalition, she was Executive Officer for the Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP), the State of Nevada's health benefits program covering 72,000 lives. PEBP benefits eligibility included state and local government employees, early retirees and Medicare retirees along with their dependents. While with the State, Ms. Johnstone also worked as a program analyst in the Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB) Fiscal Division. From 1996 to 2001 Ms. Johnstone served as a senior principal for American Management Systems (AMS) providing human resource, payroll application and functional consulting for various state and municipal agencies including the State of Nevada. Ms. Johnstone began her career working 13 years in various financial and budgetary leadership positions with the County of Fresno and three years at the Fresno Unified School District as fiscal services director. She also served as the Health Services Agency financial officer for the County of Fresno where she was responsible for a $265 million budget that included 2,774 agency employees.Ms. Johnstone received a Bachelors of Science degree from University of California, Davis and a Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno. She is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and Wharton Business School.
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