Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC)

The RGB appoints a Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC), comprised of 15-20 members, responsible for advising the Board on behavioral health issues and funding allocations. Consideration for membership is given to geographic location, direct and indirect consumers, cultural diversification, and the community at large.

Operating Documents

BHAC Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)
BHAC By-Laws (PDF)
BHAC Meeting Schedule FY 17-18 (PDF)

BHAC Application

Region V Systems is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in adult or children’s behavioral health services and wish to serve on BHAC. We are interested in filling vacancies with persons who possess education, training, competencies, and/or personal life experience in behavioral health. If you are interested in serving on the BHAC, please complete and return the membership application and background check forms. Final selection of applicants to serve on the BHAC is determined by RGB. If you should have questions, please contact Amanda Tyerman-Harper at 402-441-4354 or

Membership Application (fillable) or
Membership Application (Word)
OneSource Applicant Disclosure and Authorization Form
DHHS Central Registry Form

OneSource – More Information
Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (retain for your information)
Nomination for BHAC Membership Protocol

*Note about this form so DHHS will accept it:* 1) Be sure to fill in all of the boxes – N/A if not applicable; 2) if any errors are made, correct with a single line through it, date, and initial. 

Current Membership:

Gene Cotter
Megan Hinrichs
Sara Hoyle (Chair)
Jennifer Jennings
J. Rock Johnson
Susan Johnson (RGB Rep.)
Stephanie Knight
Barbara Murphy
Tracy Pella
Richard Pethoud
Melissa Ripley
Tammy Sassaman (Vice Chair)
Brenda Tracy
Darla Winslow
C. J. Zimmer (Member at Large)