Steven Humphries-Wadsworth, Ph.D., LMFT
Great Falls Area Director of Services

Steve Humphries-Wadsworth Ph.D., LMFT graduated with his doctoral degree
from Texas Tech University in 1999. Steve has worked in the community
mental health setting for his entire professional career and received his MFT licensure in 1998. His early work at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY impressed upon him the critical importance in the recovery process of the family system and the larger systems in which the family is embedded. This led Steve to focus on the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Steve began his career providing therapy in client homes with low-income families who struggled with multiple problems, including mental health and legal issues. Steve’s work as a research assistant at Texas Tech University gave him the opportunity to work in Youth Detention facilities. His work included providing training for detention center employees, providing therapy for incarcerated juveniles and their families, and joint in-home family therapy projects with juvenile probation officers. These projects demonstrated the efficacy of teaching parenting skills, resolving family issues, and developing a therapeutic connection with probation officers. Steve went on to develop day treatment programs in rural New Mexico for youth who had been expelled from school, develop therapy programs for incarcerated youth in Indiana, and develop therapeutic foster care programs in Wyoming. These programs utilized multiple therapeutic modalities including day treatment, in-home family therapy sessions, parenting skills training, intensive case management, and a strong focus on delivering evidence-based therapy (techniques and approaches that have proven to be successful). Across all these roles, Steve has shared his knowledge, insight, and integrity, and insistence on evidence-based clinical practice to raise the standard of
care among his colleagues and supervisees – resulting in better outcomes
for clients and better job satisfaction for clinical employees.



Eva LaRocque, MD,
Regional Medical Director

Eva LaRocque M.D. was born and raised in Great Falls. She completed her undergraduate degree at Montana State University, then went on to earn her medical degree at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque.

After completing a residency program in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, she worked in private practice until moving back to Great Falls to be near family. She lives in Great Falls with her husband and three children. Dr. LaRoque has worked at the Center since 2001, and her role as Medical Director is to oversee the staff doctors and nurses (including RN’s and LPN’s).



  • Mary Ann Evans MD (Great Falls)

  • Eva LaRocque MD (Great Falls)

  • Connie M. O’Conner MD (Helena)

Advanced Practice (Psychiatric) Registered Nurses:


Michelle Marshal, MS LCPC,
Helena Area Director of Services

Michelle has worked in various roles at the Center for Mental health since 2007.  She has been a Child and Family therapist, the Child and Family Program supervisor,  the Crisis Response Team supervisor, Clinical Lead in the Helena office, Assistant Director of Southern Services,  and now the Director of Southern Services.  She enjoys spending her free time with her three beautiful children. Whether with her children or without, Michelle likes to play tennis, cross country ski, decorate cakes, hike, paint and scrapbook.  




Sydney Blair, LCSW,
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Blair re-joined the Center as Clinical Director in 2009 then was later promoted to CEO in 2011.  Blair has served the Center in multiple roles prior to her appointment to the Clinical Directors position: Day Treatment Supervisor, Outpatient Supervisor, In-Home Services Supervisor and Outpatient services as a Therapist.

Other training and career experiences include; Group Home staff, Day Treatment Staff, Comprehensive School and Children Services (CSCT), residential treatment centers for youth, community corrections, inpatient addictions counselor, and Veterans Administration therapist. She earned her Bachelors (1983) from MSU-Bozeman and her Masters from Colorado State University (1990).  Sydney was licensed in 1995 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Sydney was born and raised in Great falls and continues to live here with her husband and three children.



Doris M. Hernandez, MSHRM PHR, SHRM-CP,
Regional Human Resources Director

Doris joined the Center as the Regional Human Resources Director in September of 2010. Her responsibilities include the development, implementation, and maintenance of personnel services.  Her previous human resource experience includes Benefis Healthcare and Army & Air Force Exchange Services in Panama City, Panama and Comayagua, Honduras. Doris earned her Associate of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Great Falls, Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Park University, Great Falls, Montana. She completed a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Troy State University. She is also certified as a Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute. She has worked in the Healthcare industry for 16 years.

Doris enjoys traveling, reading, running, and volunteering at her church. She lives in Great Falls with her husband Arthur and two adult children, AJ and Alyssa and a son-in-law, Jason Wood.

Her favorite saying is ‘Together We Can Make A Difference!’



Our Mission

“The Center for Mental Health partners with people and communities
to produce exceptional, integrated mental health and substance abuse services.”



Great Falls Regional Office
915 1st Ave South
P.O Box 3089
Great Falls, MT 59403


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