University of Nebraska Medical Center

Advisory Groups

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 and numerous Nebraska educational partners, consumers and family members, community agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and governmental entities.

Advisory Council Members

Rod Markin, MD

Professor, David T. Purtilo Distinguished Chair of Pathology
Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics
Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Development
Chief Technology Officer, UNMC

Nikki Carritt, MPH

Interim Asst. Vice Chancellor for Health Workforce Education Relations
Director of Rural Health Initiatives, UNMC

Steve Wengel, MD

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness
Professor of Psychiatry, UNMC

Rajesh Tampi, MD

Professor and Chairman, Inaugural Bhatia Family Endowed Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine and CHI Health Behavioral Health Services

Brandy Clarke, PhD

Associate Director of Program Growth and Sustainability
Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics and Rehabilitation at UNMC

Linda Wittmuss

Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Kathy Seacrest

Region 2, Behavioral Health Administrator

Gail Walling Yanney, MD

Former anesthesiologist at Bishop Clarkson Memorial (retired) Hospital

Maha Younes, PhD

Chief Diversity Officer, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney School of Social Work

Policy Advisory Committee

Aileen Brady

Executive Vice President and COO, Community Alliance

Jen Day

Nebraska State Senator, Legislative District 49

Greg Donovan

Director, Society of Care

Annette Dubas

Executive Director, Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organizations (NABHO)

Joe Evans, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychology, Munroe-Meyer Institute

Julia Hebenstreit

Executive Director, The Kim Foundation

Holly Brandt

Region 1, Behavioral Health Administrator

Carrin Meadows

Executive Director, NAMI Nebraska

Margaret Brockman

Health Program Manager, Office of Rural Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Robin Conyers

Division Vice President, Behavioral Health Services, CHI Health

Jamelyn (Jami) Foster

Health Sciences Career Field Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education

Amanda McGill Johnson

Executive Director, Nebraska Cares

Lydia Sand, MPA

Deputy Director and Program Manager, Nebraska AHEC Program

Ann Talbot

Owner and licensed Clinical Psychologist, Options in Psychology, LLC

Liane Connelly, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, UNMC

Beth Larson, LIMHP

COR Therapeutic, LLC

Student Advisory Board

Ashley Robinson

University of Nebraska Omaha - Social Work

Cecilia Huber

Nebraska Wesleyan - Master of Social Work

Chantal Aholouukpe

Clarkson College - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Dominic Gliko

UNMC College of Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nurse Practitioner

Heather Anderson

University of Nebraska Omaha - Munroe Meyer Institute - Applied Behavior Analysis

Isna Patel

Chadron State College - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Julia Bonn

Creighton University College of Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Ma'Kiya Carter

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Marriage and Family Therapy

Patrick Duryea

University of Nebraska – Lincoln - Clinical Psychology

Rachel Kneifl

University of Nebraska Omaha - Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Nebraska Behavioral Health Education Partnership

Bellevue University
Counseling Program

Chadron State College
Department of Counseling

Creighton University
Psychiatry Residency
Psychiatric Nursing

Doane University
Counseling Program

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Counseling & School Psychology Program

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy
School Psychology

University of Nebraska Medical Center
MMI Department of Psychology
Psychiatric Nursing
Psychiatry Residency

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Department of Counseling
School of Social Work

University of Nebraska at Omaha & UNMC
Applied Behavior Analysis

Wayne State College
Counseling Program

Clarkson College
Psychiatric Nursing

Nebraska Wesleyan
Social Work