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Our Awesome Team

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Allexendra P.

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 in 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 Advisor 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 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 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 home town. 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 there lives here in Montana.

SHEILA B.

HR MANAGER

Sheila Broaden is the Human Resource Manager at We Care. Sheila was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She visited Montana in the late 90’s for a 10 day vacation and never left!!!! Sheila has degrees in Social Work and Accounting. She enjoys traveling the world, movies and reading.

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 emphasis in 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.

NIKKI YAKEL

ADULT CASE MANAGER

Nikki was born and raised in California where she received her BA in Psychology from Sonoma State University. After her undergrad, she decided to pursue a MA in Gerontology which she obtained at the University of Northern Colorado. Now here in Montana, Nikki desires to work with adults- advocating and maintaining their quality of life. Her compassion to work with those in need, especially in mental health, is exactly why she fits in here at We Care. When Nikki isn’t working she can be found relaxing at home with her man, finding new recipes to cook and watching Netflix! 

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.

GRACE K.

ADULT CASE MANAGER

My name is Grace Kok. I was born in raised in the beautiful town of Missoula, Montana. Ever since I was little, I have always been passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, especially those who are struggling. My passion to help others motivated me pursue a Bachelor’s of Social Work at the University of Montana. I plan on attending Walla Walla University this fall to obtain a Master’s in Social Work, as my goal is to one day become a therapist. In my free time I enjoy doing anything outdoors. I love running, biking, hiking and skiing. I enjoy being on the beautiful Montana Rivers and Lakes. Since Graduating in May 2019, I have had the pleasure of working at We Care Behavioral Health. It is truly an honor to be a part of such an incredible organization.

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 a out-patient therapist.

I have grown up in Utah and have lived in the state of Washington for two years. Me 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 of 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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