Executive Committee

The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) was created by the Nebraska Legislature and is located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It is a collaborative effort between all University of Nebraska campuses, Creighton University, consumers and family members, community agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and governmental entities.

The BHECN Executive Committee provides advice, guidance, and support for the continuing development of high quality programs and best practices at BHECN. 

Executive Committee Members:

Sara Banzhaf, DNP, APRN-NP, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, PMHNP Track Leader
Creighton University College of Nursing

Rhonda Hawks 
The Hawks Foundation

Christine Johnson 
Behavioral Health Support Foundation

Rodney S. Markin, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development
Executive Director of UNeTech
David T. Purtilo Distinguished Professor of Pathology & Microbiology
Professor of Pathology & Microbiology, Surgery (C) and Psychiatry (C)
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

David H. Rubin, MD 
Interim Chair
Creighton Department of Psychiatry

Kathy Seacrest 
Regional Administrator
Region II Human Services

Steven Wengel, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness for UNO and UNMC 
Geriatric Psychiatry Division Director 
University of Nebraska Omaha 
University of Nebraska Medical Center 

Marley Doyle, MD ex officio
BHECN Director

Brent Khan, EdD ex officio
BHECN Co-Director