Nicole Hurd grew up in Great Falls, MT and had aspirations to be a teacher to take after her father and grandmother. However, a psychology class in high school turned that notion on its head and she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Montana-Missoula. She was determined to obtain her PhD and work with older adults but again a class in her senior year at the university shifted her focus. She quickly decided on pursuing her Master of Arts degree at U of M in the counseling program where the professor taught that captivated her attention her final undergrad year. After completing her degrees, she moved home to Great Falls and started her time with the Center for Mental Health in August of 2009 as a CSCT therapist. This felt a little like meeting that dream of working in the schools even though she was not a teacher. She became licensed as a Professional Counselor in July of 2011. After 5 years in the schools, she moved from the therapist position into program supervisor for the middle school/high school CSCT teams. Most recently she stepped back into the role of direct care in CSCT before the opportunity for the Quality Assurance Director came available and she was promoted. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her spouse and two dogs.
Julie Prigmore moved to Great Falls in 1993 after spending many summers here as a child; with fond memories of visits with her grandmother and walks under the canopy of trees on 1st Avenue South. The draw of family, mountains and fly fishing keeps her here today.
Julie worked previously for the Center in multiple roles prior to her return to the Center and appointment as the Director of the Recovery Service Line. Her previous roles were: Adolescent Day Treatment, In-Home Services, Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) and Outpatient services working with adults, youth and the Veteran population as a Therapist.
Other training and career experiences include: Licensed Behavioral Health Case Manager for Magellan Health; Regional Care Coordinator and Account Executive for the Magellan Medicaid Administration and Chief of the Mental Health Services Bureau with the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) for the Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Group Home Program Manager and Clinical Director with AWARE Inc. She earned her Bachelors (1995) from the College of Great Falls and her Masters from University of Great Falls (2000). Julie was licensed in 2001; and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Montana. She was licensed in 2017; and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Minnesota.
Julie continues to live here with her two adult children Jeff, Jenna, son-in-law Eric and twin granddaughter’s, Mackenzie and Myla.