Assistant Director for Community Programs and Services
With more than 20 years of experience in behavioral health and Medicaid policy, programs and operations, Bergefurd oversees the Office of Community Support, the Office of Treatment and Recovery and the Office of Prevention and Wellness Services at OhioMHAS.
She joined the Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) in 2001 and has served as a behavioral healthcare systems policy advisor, assistant deputy director of Administrative Services, and chief of the Office of Health Integration. In addition, she has held a variety of program and policy roles with Ohio Medicaid, including serving as the liaison to ODMH and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.
Originally from Tuscarawas County, Bergefurd earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in public administration from The Ohio State University. She received the CEO’s Award for Distinguished Leadership from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities in 2003 and the 2012 Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies Public Partner of the Year Award.