Doris M. Hernandez, MSHR, PHR, SHRM-CP,
Chief Human Resources Officer

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!’

Eva LaRocque, MD,
Chief Medical Officer

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). MEDICAL STAFF PRESCRIBERS: Psychiatrists  
    • Eva LaRocque MD (Great Falls)
    • Connie M. O’Conner MD (Helena)
  Advanced Practice (Psychiatric) Registered Nurses:    

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.



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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