BHECN Kearney

BHECN Kearney Advisory Group MeetingAs part of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska’s strategy to grow Nebraska’s rural behavioral health workforce, we are proud to announce the launch of our presence at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The new BHECN Kearney office is located in the new Health Sciences Education Complex, Room 252, on the UNK campus.

BHECN Kearney serves as our “rural hub” for training and workforce development in the central and western parts of the state. Most of our in-person training is based out of the Kearney office.

For more information on BHECN Kearney, contact Tina Chasek, BHECN Kearney Director at (308) 865-8361 or

Pictured above (left to right): BHECN Team Members Nancy Foster, Tina Chasek, Sara Klingelhoefer, Kay Glidden and Suzanne Goetz

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Members of the Advisory Board include:

Dr. Tina Chasek, BHECN Kearney Director

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Counseling & School Psychology

Beth Baxter

Regional Administrator, Region 3

Dr. Joe Evans

Director of Psychology MMI/Associate Clinical Director

Dr. Nancy Foster

UNMC Psychology & Pediatrics - Munroe-Meyer

Ingrid Gansebom

Regional Administrator, Region 4                                            

Dr. Suzanne Goetz

CHI Health Nebraska Good Samaritan -Richard Young Behavioral Health

Dr. Hugo Gonzalez

CHI Health Nebraska Good Samaritan -Richard Young Behavioral Health

Dr. Greg Karst

Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Dr. Brent Khan

BHECN, Co-Director

Mary Ann Mertz

Interim Assistant Dean, College of Nursing Kearney division

Dr. Grace Mims

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Counseling & School Psychology

Dr. Richard Mocarski 

University of Nebraska Kearney - Office of Sponsored Programs

Dr. Carol Renner

Associate Superintendent, Kearney Public Schools             

Laura Richards

Regional Administrator, Region 1                                             

Kathy Seacrest

Regional Administrator, Region 2

Dr. Kenton Shaffer

Medical Director, Kearney UniNet

Dr. Kenya Taylor

University of Nebraska Kearney - Academic Affairs

Dr. Maha Younes

University of Nebraska Kearney - Social Work

Denise Zwiener

Buffalo County Community Partners