Ed Thornbrugh has joined The Bridge Behavioral Health (www.thebridgenebraska.org) as the new Executive Director. He brings over 30 years of experience in behavioral health services that include inpatient, outpatient, adult, geriatric, crisis and corrections based care. Most of his career has been serving individuals with co-occurring conditions and he has a long-standing commitment to Crisis Intervention Teams trainings and seeking better outcomes for individuals experiencing crisis.

“We are very pleased to have Ed join The Bridge as our new Executive Director,” said Cathy Kottwitz, Board President at The Bridge. “He brings a unique perspective to the role with his experience in behavioral health services, program development and public service. Ed’s combination of experience and his approach to behavioral health care are tremendous assets to The Bridge’s clients, staff and partner agencies. We are excited to have him on board and leading The Bridge into the next chapter.”

“The board would also like to thank Jerome Barry for his service as the Interim Executive Director,” added Kottwitz. “By nature of being in transition, the interim role can be challenging. We greatly appreciate that Jerome graciously stepped in to help The Bridge and has been an excellent steward through the leadership changes.”

The Bridge Behavioral Health is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Their mission is to provide hope and a strong foundation for recovery through substance use and behavioral health intervention. Programs include detox and medically monitored withdrawal, respite, residential treatment, outpatient counseling and substance use evaluations. Visit www.thebridgenebraska.org to learn more.