Regional Governing Board (RGB)
Region V Systems is governed by a Regional Governing Board (RGB), a local unit of government organized under the Inter-local Cooperation Act. Its authority is based on Nebraska Revised Statute §71-801 through §71-818 (Nebraska Behavioral Health Services Act, the Inter-local Agreement) and the Board’s bylaws. The Act outlines the Roles and Responsibilities for the RGB.
The RGB consists of elected officials, county commissioners or supervisors, one from each of the 16 counties in the region. These individuals represent their county and participate in the decision making of the board.
The RGB is by statute responsible for the development and coordination of both adult and children’s publicly funded behavioral health services within the region. The RGB appoints a regional administrator who is responsible for the administration and management of Region V Systems. The RGB also appoints a Behavioral Health Advisory Committee.
Butler County – Ryan Svoboda
Fillmore County – Kenny Harre
Gage County – Dennis Byars (Chair)*
Jefferson County – Gale Pohlmann (Vice Chair)*
Johnson County – Jim Erickson
Lancaster County – Christa Yoakum (Secretary)*
Nemaha County – Larry Holtzman
Otoe County – Dan Crownover
Pawnee County – Jan Lang (Treasurer)*
Polk County – Jerry Westring
Richardson County – John Caverzagie
Saline County – Janet Henning
Saunders County – John Smaus
Seward County – Ken Schmieding
Thayer County – Dean Krueger
York County – Bill Bamesberger
* Denotes Executive Committee