Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner
Director, Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner was appointed as director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) by Governor Steve Sisolak in early 2019. 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. 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. Prior to her service at CIS of Nevada, she was a 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 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. Dr. Tyler-Garner’s research interests include dropout prevention, district and school reform, youth development, and program evaluation.