Nevada Selects Dr. Edward Ableser as Administrator of Aging & Disability Services Division

 Dr. Ableser has an extensive background in politics, education and psychology with a passion and commitment to advocacy and support to those we serve.  Appointed to the Arizona State Senate at age 26, followed by a 10-year span in the House of Representatives and the Senate, he was a legislative champion for excellence in education, mental health policy, and extensive anti-bullying legislation.  Edward brings legislative experience working on legislative appropriations budget committees; in addition to furthering legislation prohibiting the exploitation of seniors, individuals with autism, housing projects and community advocacy work.   

 Edward attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he earned two Bachelor’s degrees (Political Science and Chinese), a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Justice and Social Inquiry.

 With extensive experience working with health and human services programs and educational support services, Edward possesses the leadership and knowledge of administering programs in compliance with statutory obligations.  He has built and expanded efforts to support over fifteen years of experience serving as a licensed professional counselor, coaching children, parents, and families through the effects of depression, anxiety, and many other mental-health disorders. 

 Edward is excited to join the Department of Health and Human Services and support the mission to ensure the provision of effective supports and services to meet the needs of individuals and families, helping them lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives.  

NASDDDS Congratulates Dr. Ableser in his new position!