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 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

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

Jon Day, LIMHP, LCSW
Executive Director

Heather Kaster
Director of Human Resources

Kim Scrivner
Director of Community Support

Ashley Attoungble, LIMHP, LADC
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

Katie Litterick
Director of Finance

Eric Thomalla, LADC
Director of Substance Abuse Service

Laura Koch, LIMHP
Joint Commission 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
Chairman

Joanna Uden
Member

Jody Vondra
Member

Kevin Stukenholtz
Member

Vicki Bromm
Vice Chair

Monica Braun
Member

Jeffrey Meade
Member

Russ Uhing
Member

Diane Courtney
Secretary/Treasurer

Vanessa Sherman
Member

Gerald Slezak
Member

Sherrill Wegele
Member

Accreditation

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.