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Our Awesome Team

We are here to help you every step of the way.

ALLEXENDRA S.

OWNER

Allexendra, aka Lexi, is from Great Falls, MT. Lexi has been in the behavioral health field for over twelve years in various capacities. Lexi has worked at different behavioral health facilities over the years and feels she has gained new knowledge from each one. Lexi’s goal for We Care is to provide a center that feels like a safe and secure place for clients to attend and to reach out to in times of need. Lexi’s vision is one that encompasses all members of the facility from admin and staff to clientele and community professionals. Lexi has her MBA and a Masters in Adult Education and Training with an Emphasis in Human Resources. This educational background has only enhanced Lexi’s knowledge and skill set that she brings as the administrator of We Care.

DR. STEPHEN MANDLER

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Stephen R. Mandler is a double Board Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist with 20+ yrs. experience. After Medical School, Dr. Mandler completed Residency and Fellowship Training at the Menninger Clinic, part of the Baylor College of Medicine. Currently, he is Chief Medical Officer of Orchard Place, based out of Des Moines, IA. Most recently he had been the Clinical/Medical Director of Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in Billings, MT. He has held faculty positions at Oregon Health & Sciences University and Portland State University. He has served as a Regional Medical Officer Psychiatrist, US Department of State, Foreign Service, and worked in Afghanistan, Mexico, and West Africa. Dr. Mandler is very excited about the growth and success of WeCare and serves as the organization’s Medical Director.

JOSEPH BOLAND

OUTPATIENT THERAPIST (LCSW)
Joseph Boland, LCSW, earned his BA in psychology from the University of Montana in 1991 and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University in 1993. He has been a licensed therapist, providing services to adults and children for the last 25 years. He has experience helping others cope and heal from the effect of trauma, loss, addictions, and mental illness.
He was a court-appointed member of the Cascade County Foster Rare review Committee, Cascade County youth probation Inter-disciplinary Committee, and a participating member on the Central Region State of Montana Local Advisory Council to the State of Montana Addictive Disorders and Mental Health services division of DPHHS for many years.

KIANA B.
ADULT CASE MANAGER
Kiana was raised in Missoula MT and attended Hellgate high school. After high school, Kiana went on to attend the University of Montana. Kiana has a passion for helping people and has worked with underrepresented individuals for the past couple of years. In her free time, Kiana enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
LACY MORGAN
PROGRAM MANAGER
Lacy was born and raised in Drummond, Montana. She enjoys all the typical Montana activities like hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and taking drives in the woods. She finished high school in Missoula before moving to Butte to attend college at Montana Tech for a couple of years. She then moved back to Missoula and worked in detention/corrections for a year before transferring to the mental health field. Lacy has spent over four years working in the social work field and truly enjoys helping others and working on their goals with them. In her spare time, Lacy can be found in the mountains or at home relaxing with her pets.
NICOLE M.
ADULT CASE MANAGER
Hi! I’m Nicole! What I like most about my job is the opportunity to meet new people and socialize. I am passionate about life and my career. I am a 21-year-old model from Hollywood CA! JUST KIDDING! For real though, I am in my late 30s and a Pennsylvania native, from right outside of Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!) I enjoy cartoons, art, fashion, and the outdoors. I moved here to be with the fellow I had been in a long-distance relationship with, so we wouldn’t be 2,000 miles apart. I am passionate about helping others and doing what I can to assist and aid my community.
LISA LACUNZA FRIEDRICH
OPERATIONS MANAGER – GREAT FALLS OFFICE
Lisa was born and raised in Great Falls. She had moved around through the years but has always ended up back in her hometown. Lisa has managed several businesses in various fields over the years. Lisa is dedicated to making any business she manages a success and has done so on many occasions! In her spare time, Lisa’s hobbies include fishing, floating the rivers, and being in the mountains.

BRITTINY G.

ADULT CASE MANAGER
Brittiny was born and raised in Susanville California, she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from CSU Chico in 2015. After graduation Brittiny started working in Paradise California as a Job Coach with adults with disabilities. She has worked in the social work field for four years and has found her passion here in the social work field. She relocated to Montana after the November 2018 wildfire that destroyed her town to be closer to family. When not at work Brittiny loves cuddling up with a book on the couch or hiking outdoors. She loves spending time with her family and friends and going out and exploring this beautiful state. She looks forward to helping people better their lives here in Montana.

RAY L.

COMMUNITY-BASED REHAB & SUPPORT SPECIALIST
My name is Ray LaRocque I was born in Choteau, Mt. I lived in Fairfield, Mt for 11 years and then moved to Great Falls, Mt where I received my GED from an alternative school. I worked as a welder for 30 years and injured my back. I have been doing rehab and support for 6 1/2 years. If there is anything I have learned from doing this job is that we are all equal and we are all the same.

Linsey C.

ADULT CASE MANAGER (GREAT FALLS OFFICE)
Linsey is born and raised in Great Falls, MT. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Special Education. She has worked in a few different fields but always comes back to helping people and advocating for them when they cannot do it for themselves. She has two amazing children that keep her on the go. She also loves photography and wants to capture that one shot no one else has.

KELLY C.

ADULT CASE MANAGER
My Name is Kelly. I moved to Missoula from Chico California in 2014. There I received an Associates Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Butte College. I worked for Butte County Behavioral Health for fourteen years, including in the Inpatient facility as a Mental Health Worker, The Mobile Crisis Team, and Case Management.  
In my free time, I enjoy watching sports of any kind and enjoy the outdoors. I have taken on hiking mostly since I have been in Montana. In the future, I hope to learn how to fish and branch out to other parts of Montana to explore.

MARK W.

ADULT CASE MANAGER/OPT INTERN
My name is Mark and I have the fortunate experience working as a Case Manager with We Care Behavioral Health for almost a year. My experience here has been wonderful as I have been able to meet others in the community and get to know the great staff that puts the meaning in “We Care”. In addition to working at We Care, I have continued my education at Walla Walla University Missoula Campus in getting my Masters of Social Work Degree. I graduate in August and plan to continue my employment with We Care as an outpatient therapist.
I have grown up in Utah and have lived in the state of Washington for two years. I and my family have had the opportunity to move to the gorgeous state of Montana and be a part of the Missoula community. I am married to a wonderful woman and have three beautiful and spunky daughters that keep my life fun and full of energy. I enjoy camping with them and going on hikes. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new places and cultures. I love to eat, listen to music and work out.
I am looking forward to my future as a therapist and getting to meet and work with so many interesting and enjoyable people in the world. My passions and goals drive me to strike better each day even if that is only a little bit at a time. I am grateful for the life and opportunities that I have been able to experience.

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