Nikole Zogg, PhD, MPH

District Director

Dr. Nikki Zogg was named Director of Southwest District Health (SWDH) in 2015. Her public health career began in 1998 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. After leaving the U.S. Air Force, she managed public health programs for local health departments and worked as a regional manager on healthcare transformation before assuming her current role. Nikki holds a public health doctorate degree from Walden University, master degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and an undergraduate degree from Boise State University. Email contact for Nikole is Nikole.Zogg@swdh.id.gov.


Don Lee

District Operations Division Administrator, Chief Operating Officer

Don is a third generation Idahoan who was born, raised, and educated here in the Treasure Valley.  He holds multiple degrees from Boise State University (Go Broncos!) and is committed to serving our communities, friends and his own neighbors with responsive government services.    Don has a long history of managing public health, environmental and human service programs with improved outcomes and higher levels of operational efficiencies.    He has served on the Governor’s Bio Security Task Force, led nationwide interstate planning efforts for public health programs, advised Federal program development while stationed in Washington D.C. and has proudly served as a Scout Leader for many years.  In his free time Don enjoys all manner of outdoor activities that the Treasure Valley has to offer including camping, fishing, trail running, music and beekeeping.  Don can be reached at don.lee@swdh.id.gov


Beth Kriete

Family and Clinic Services Division Administrator

Beth has a passion for ensuring individuals and families have the information and resources needed to navigate the complex healthcare system. For over eight years, Beth supported Idahoans’ access to healthcare at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid. As the Deputy Administrator of Operations, Beth supported, managed, directed, and contributed to several initiatives across the agency. She has served on many councils and workgroups including Idaho’s State Independent Living Council, Medicaid Provider Stabilization Funding Workgroup, and Community NOW! Prior to her role at Medicaid, Beth worked for 19 years in the private healthcare management sector. Beth has a background in multi-site operations management including skilled nursing, long term care, retail pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, and durable medical equipment. Beth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys music, boating, traveling, horseback riding, golfing, and hanging out with friends and family. Email contact for Beth is Beth.Kriete@swdh.id.gov.

Colt Dickman

Environmental and Community Health Services Division Administrator

Colt was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2001. During his military career, Colt earned a B.A. in US History, and a M.S. in Natural Resource Management from Oregon State University. Colt has extensive experience with environmental planning and compliance, community outreach, and conflict resolution, retiring as the Marine Corps’ Environmental Compliance Officer. Colt is excited to return home after 20 years and start a new chapter of public service with the community that his family lives and plays in. Colt enjoys building his family’s farmstead in Middleton, and spending time with his family and friends in the Idaho outdoors.  Colt can be reached at colt.dickman@swdh.id.gov.