About BVBH

About BVBH

Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH) is a private non-profit organization that provides outpatient behavioral health treatment to adults and youths in 16 rural counties in Southeast Nebraska.

Our Mission

To provide quality behavioral health services to people of all ages within our communities, that promotes healthy and productive lives. 

Our Values

  • Compassion in our response to others
  • Adaptable in our approach to provide individualized treatment
  • Collaborative in how we work with all involved in the treatment process
  • Progressive in our services which are effective today and relevant tomorrow
  • Quality Driven in the way our treatment is delivered

Our Vision

To continue Blue Valley Behavioral Health’s presence, as the lead behavioral health provider in our communities, in its pursuit of excellence within an ever-changing health environment. 

Administrative Staff

Executive Director
Heather Kaster
Administrative Assistant
Greg Bernt, BA
Community Support Program Director
Connie Harmon, LCSW/LIMHP
Director of Performance Improvement
Lorrene Jurgens, APRN
Medication Management Coordinator
Amber Ferguson, LIMHP
Director of Mental Health Services
Arnold Remington, LIMHP
Director of TASC
Sandy Freese
Secretarial Supervisor
Carolyn Weaver
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Eric Thomalla, LADC
Director of Substance Abuse Service
Laura Vandenberg, LADC
Director of Prevention

Board Members

A local board of directors governs the operation of BVBH representing the counties served by the agency. Blue Valley Behavioral Health is accredited by the Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 
Richard T. McDougall
Jim Egr
Past Chair
Wilma Jackson
Kevin Stukenholtz
Vicki Bromm
Vice Chair
Diane Courtney
Jeffrey Meade
Russ Uhing
Bruce E. Dickinson
Pam Frana
Gerald Slezak
Sherrill Wegele


BVBH is accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards. The Joint Commission can be reached at 800-994-6610 for concerns about client care or safety.