About BVBH

Blue Valley Behavioral Health (BVBH) is a private non-profit organization that provides outpatient mental health services and behavioral health therapy 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 comprehensive treatment

Collaborative in how we work with all involved in the treatment process

Progressive in our services which are effective today and relevant tomorrow

Individualized in the way our services are delivered

Our Vision

As the lead behavioral health organization in our communities, Blue Valley Behavioral Health’s presence continues in its pursuit of excellence within an ever-changing health environment.

Administrative Staff

Executive Director

Ashley Attoungble, LIMHP, LADC
Director of Performance Improvement

Kim Scrivner
Director of Community Support

Dianne Rice, CMA
Director of Safety & Infectious Control

Katie Litterick
Director of Finance

Amber Ferguson, LIMHP
Director of Mental Health Services

Arnold Remington, LIMHP
Director of TASC

Angela Kaspar
Director of Office Management

Heather Kaster, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources

Eric Thomalla, LADC
Director of Substance Abuse Services

Laura Koch, LIMHP
Joint Commission Coordinator

Patricia Bohart, MD
Med. Management Coordinator

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

Joanna Uden

Jody Vondra

Kevin Stukenholtz

Vicki Bromm
Vice Chair

Monica Braun

Jeffrey Meade

Sherrill Wegele

Diane Courtney

Gerald Slezak

Sarah Wiltse

Ryan Zabawa


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 necessary performance standards. The Joint Commission can be reached at 800-994-6610 for concerns about client care or safety.