At PureView, we offer comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services by board-certified physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Our Providers

  • Cynthia Alarcon

    Cynthia Alarcon, Physician Assistant

    Cynthia Alarcon was hired by PureView Health Center in the summer of 2014. She comes to PureView from Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, Montana. Cynthia graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She studied at Flathead Valley Community College for her LPN and then Rocky Mountain College for her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She has previously worked as a field biologist, naturalist, whitewater guide, ski patroller and EMT, which piqued her interest in studying medicine. Her professional interests include rural medicine and improving access to healthcare in underserved populations. She became a PA to directly improve the access to quality care in Montana’s small communities and she enjoys community health for that reason.

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    Ashley Champagne Post, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Ashley has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2015 and has experience working in the mental health field since 2010.  She received her master's degree in clinical social work in 2011 from Walla Walla University in Missoula, MT.  She relocated to Helena from Washington State in 2010 where she obtained her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Washington Tacoma campus.   She has experience with ADD/ADHD, Depression, Trauma and Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Crisis Intervention and is certified in perinatal mental health working with parents from preconception through one year of birth providing mental health support for those who are in the process of conceiving, are pregnant, or are new parents.

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    Alexa Christian, Pharmacist, PharmD

    Alexa Christian, PharmD joined PureView Health Center in January 2023. She attended pharmacy school at the University of Montana. After graduating, she returned to her hometown of Havre, and worked as a pharmacist at an independent retail pharmacy for 10 years. She brings with her to Helena her husband, four kids, and yellow lab, Nellie. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, exercising, and being active. You will most often find her cheering on her kids at the hockey rink, baseball field, dirt bike track, and dance recitals. Her favorite title is Mom. Alexa prides herself on building personal relationships and providing a friendly and relatable environment for patients to feel comfortable asking questions about medications and receive a full understanding of their treatment. Alexa and family are looking forward to enjoying all that the Helena area has to offer.

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    Courtnay Crowell, MD

    Dr. Courtnay Crowell rejoined PureView in February 2022. She originally worked at the Parker Clinic in Lincoln 2007-2014. She grew up in Houston, Texas and received her BA in philosophy and French from Austin College. She attended medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch and completed residency at Montana Family Medicine Residency program in Billings, MT in 2005. She has worked in New Zealand, Canada, Ft Harrison MT, Helena MT and Lincoln Montana during her career, maintaining board certification in Family Medicine, while also practicing emergency medicine and correctional medicine.

    Dr. Crowell loves working at PureView where all patients get respectful, quality healthcare regardless of insurance, age, or lifestyle. Her mission in medicine is to ‘meet people where they are’ in their medical and mental health journeys and work together to achieve their best health.

    Off work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, teenagers and dogs. She enjoys camping, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing while outside and reading, cooking (and eating) and board games inside.

  • James DeFoe

    James DeFoe, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist

    James DeFoe, PharmD, joined PureView Health Center as a Clinical Pharmacist in April 2019. James came to Helena from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where he was the Clinical Pharmacist, Team Leader and Residency Program Director at Lutheran Medical Center. James received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Northern Michigan University. His Doctor of Pharmacy Degree was earned at Albany College of Pharmacy. He comes to PureView with thirteen years of experience as a Clinical Pharmacist. James is married with two young children, and he and his family love to be outdoors and explore wild places. He enjoys Nordic and backcountry skiing, trail running and hiking. James is excited to be a part of the PureView team and looks forward to helping our patients and community.

  • Zachary Drake

    Zachary Drake, DMD, Dentist

    Dr. Drake is a general dentist who joined PureView Health Center in June 2022. He grew up in Boise, ID and after graduating from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, he attended Temple University School of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He started practicing dentistry as a sailor in the United States Navy with stops at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, Naval Station Norfolk aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and Naval Health Center Quantico.

    After an honorable discharge from the USN, he worked for a year at a private dental practice in Twin Falls, ID before moving on to a large federally qualified health center (Terry Reilly Health Services) in southwest Idaho for over five years. Dr. Drake’s wife grew up in Whitehall where her parents still live. He and his family are excited to live so close to their Montana family and to be part of the PureView team.

  • Dawn Gormely

    Dawn Gormely, Nurse Practitioner

    Dawn Gormely joined PureView Health Center in May of 1997. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, is from Carroll College, in Helena. She worked at St. Peter’s Hospital, primarily in Pediatrics, for a number of years prior to returning to academia to become a Nurse Practitioner. She completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus through Montana State University in Bozeman as a member of the program’s first graduating class. Dawn has found family practice to be an amazing environment to work in. Seeing several generations of families grow has been extremely rewarding. In her spare time, Dawn loves quilting, antiquing, reading, home projects, Montana outdoors and traveling with family and friends.

  • Erin Guzynski

    Erin Guzynski, RPh, Pharmacist

    Erin Guzynski joined PureView Health Center in September of 2019. Erin grew up along Montana’s High-Line in the Sweetgrass Hills. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Montana School of Pharmacy. Shortly after graduating Erin obtained the position of Pharmacy Manager at Walmart Pharmacy in Kalispell, Montana. In 2009, she became a pharmacist with Bergum Drug, in Helena. Erin enjoys working closely with patients in a patient-centered pharmacy. She spends her free time exercising and recreating with her family in Montana’s mountains.

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    Heather McRee, D.O.

    Heather McRee, D.O., joined PureView Health Center in 2004 after completing her residency at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings, MT, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. McRee grew up in Maine and, after completing high school, spent a year in a small village in Zimbabwe, working in an orphanage and hospital. It was in this formative year that she solidified her desire to pursue a career in healthcare. She graduated with honors from the University of Montana and returned to Maine for medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She loves being a family physician because it allows her to problem-solve with her patients. She believes in quality healthcare for everyone and prefers prevention over pills. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, mountain biking, camping, skiing and being with her children and her husband.

  • Margaret Phillips

    Margaret Phillips, Family Nurse Practitioner

    Maggie Phillips joined PureView Health Center in August 2018. She graduated from Montana State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Maggie is originally from a small town in northern Wisconsin and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Since that time, she has accumulated more than six years of nursing experience in various areas of patient care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked at St. Peter’s Hospital. She enjoys working with patients and families to promote healing and wellness and is passionate about providing quality healthcare services to the community.

    In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with family and friends and everything outdoors under the Montana sky, especially backpacking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

  • Justin Smith

    Justin Smith, MD

    Justin Smith, M.D. is a fourth-generation Montanan with roots in the Bitterroot Valley and the Shelby Hi-Line.  After graduation from the University of Montana, he attended medical school at the University of Arizona and then completed his residency in Billings at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in 2004. Dr. Smith worked for seven years at the Parker Medical Clinic in Lincoln and has also taken international assignments in New Zealand and Canada. He and his family are excited to be back in Montana where they enjoy biking, hunting, and Nordic skiing.

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    William Snider, DO

    Dr. Snider is a graduate of the Montana Family Medicine Residency where he served as Chief Resident. He has lived in Helena since 2001 and is a previous Medical Director for the Cooperative Health Center. He returned to PureView after spending 2 years exploring Private Practice. In addition to Public Health, Dr. Snider enjoys competitive mountain biking and Nordic skiing. He is also a fly fisherman and lover of wild places and public lands.

    Dr. Snider is originally from Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and a medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Prior to attending medical school, he worked in environmental advocacy and as a wilderness fly fishing guide in Alaska. He has a young daughter and enjoys teaching her about life and the outdoors.

  • Julian Thorne

    Julian Thorne, Psychiatrist

    Julian Thorne, MD joined PureView Health Center in 2022 after completing his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Utah where he served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Thorne grew up in Florence, MT and subsequently pursued a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, graduating in 2014 Summa Cum Laude with an Honors distinction.  He then attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine graduating with his MD in 2018.  Dr. Thorne loves spending time with his wife and puppy dogs as well as enjoying the multitude of outdoor activities Montana has to offer.  He loves the personal connection he can have working in mental health and has a passion for treating underserved and rural patients.  He specializes in treatment of mood, anxiety, trauma, and thought disorders as well as humanistic and group therapies.

  • Molly Tschetter

    Molly Tschetter, Clinical Nurse Practitioner

    Molly Tschetter joined PureView’s team at the end of 2021. She is originally from Pierre, South Dakota. She graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from South Dakota State University. Her nursing background includes emergency and critical care medicine. She loves family practice, as it gives her the opportunity to see patients at all stages of life. Molly enjoys helping people improve both their physical and mental health. She is looking forward to meeting new patients and serving the Helena community. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, fishing, and camping.

  • Lanna Zobel

    Lanna Zobel, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner (Parker Medical Center)

    Lanna Zobel, FNP-C, joined the staff at Parker Medical Center in October 2019. Lanna received an Associate Nursing Degree followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin. She worked in a large academic medical facility in the ER and Trauma for over 20 years.  Lanna returned to school and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a focus on Family Practice. She is enjoying getting to know her patients and working with them to achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, fly fishing, and spending time with her family.

Our Leadership Team

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    Justin Murgel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Justin is a graduate of the University of Montana-Western with a degree in Business and Communications. Prior to his role as CEO at PureView, Justin worked at PacificSource as director of provider network, and Intermountain, serving as their chief business officer and chief operations officer. 

    Justin is dedicated to establishing relationships with various interdisciplinary teams in the healthcare and provider sectors across Montana. He is eager to learn cutting-edge methods for delivering care and explore alternative payment models that benefit local communities.

    A native of Helena, Justin has been actively involved in his community by coaching high school sports, and later focusing on coaching his daughter. He is committed to volunteering throughout the year, assisting businesses that make a difference in Helena and neighboring areas. Justin takes pleasure in experiencing all that Montana has to offer, alongside his family and friends.

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    Paula Stephenson, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    Paula began working with PureView Health Center in January, 2017. She joins the Leadership Team as the Chief Operations Officer.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University, Bozeman. For the past 25 years, Paula has worked in the human service field with emphasis in preventative and behavioral services, early intervention, and developmental disabilities. Prior to PureView, she spent 14 years at Family Outreach, a non-profit agency providing evidence based intervention home visiting services to children and adults with disabilities. This includes working as a Family Support Specialist then moving into Management and Operational roles of 8 programs across 12 counties in the Southwestern Region of the state. Her background also encompasses organizational monitoring and reporting, staff development and training, strategic planning, grant and contract implementation, and community outreach. She is excited to join a team committed to providing quality and integrated services to our community.

  • Marina Kuntz

    Marina Kuntz, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Marina, originally from Russia, has been living in Helena since 2013. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Moscow State University, and also completed upper accounting courses at Carroll College. Currently, she is working towards her Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, with a concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence. Prior to joining PureView Health Center she worked at Heritage Propane, Rocky Mountain Development Council and Helena Industries. Marina is excited to join PureView’s team, and hopes that her skills in accounting and data analysis will contribute to PureView’s effort to provide the best integrated primary healthcare in the Helena community.

  • Jeni Leary

    Jeni Leary, Behavioral Health Director

    Jeni Leary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in Montana for more than 25 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Social Work degree in at Carroll College and her Master’s in Social Work degree at the University of Washington. Jeni started her career in Social Work as a child protection worker investigating child abuse and neglect. She later provided mental health treatment to youth in a variety of settings to include an acute psychiatric hospital, therapeutic group home, day treatment program and school-based mental health program. Jeni was also a Training Officer and Program Officer for the state of Montana’s Child & Family Services Division for several years.

    Jeni opened her private practice in 2002 where she provided psychotherapy services to people of all ages. During this time, she specialized in providing comprehensive therapeutic services to children with severe emotional trauma and attachment problems as a contractor for a therapeutic adoptive treatment program.

    In 2010, Jeni’s career path led her to take a position in a hospice program providing therapeutic services to people at end of life and their families. In this role, Jeni discovered a new passion for walking alongside people as they navigated the death and dying process and transitioned out of this life. She reflects on this time as one of immense growth on a personal and professional level and has stated it was one of the most humbling and valuable experiences of her career.

    In 2015, Jeni sought to expand her skill set as a leader and joined the Veterans Administration as a supervisor for a program assisting Veterans experiencing homelessness and a therapeutic work program. Jeni moved into the Director of Behavioral Health Outreach Programs position in 2017, managing multiple programs assisting Veterans experiencing homelessness across the state and two work therapy programs. In this position she also oversaw the implementation of a web-based telehealth to home skills training program and developed a community-based intensive case management program serving Veterans with serious mental illness diagnoses.

    Jeni is a Montana Army National Guard Veteran and served 4 years enlisted and 4 years as a commissioned officer in the Ordnance Corps. While Jeni did not serve on active duty or during combat, she has a deep respect for those who have served our country and is passionate about caring for and supporting our nation’s Veterans.

    Jeni is skilled in providing trauma informed, person-centered care and utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques to guide clients on their journey to improve their mental health and wellness. She rejuvenates by spending time with her family, grandchildren, two Old English Sheepdogs, one Mini-Australian Shepherd and three cats, listening to audiobooks and traveling. She has a deep appreciation of her ancestry as a fourth generation Montanan and enjoys learning about Montana’s early history.

  • Madeline Turner

    Madeline Turner, MD, Medical Director

    Dr. Turner joined the PureView team in September 2018. She is a Montana native and received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University. She attended medical school at the University of Washington as part of the WWAMI program followed by completion of residency at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Program in Seattle where she served as Inpatient Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Turner became faculty at Swedish Residency and worked at Seattle Indian Health Board. Madeline’s interests include Hepatitis C treatment, addiction medicine, and comprehensive women’s health. She is passionate about teaching and has taught medical and nurse practitioner students in the past and hopes to continue this in the future. She strongly believes in healthcare access for all and hopes to empower patients to understand and manage their own health. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, baking, and lately, home improvement projects.

  • Michelle Marten

    Michelle Marten, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacy Director

    Michelle Marten joined the PureView Health Center team in January 2018 as part of a partnership with Geneva Woods to provide pharmacy services for our patients. She became a full-time PureView Health Center employee in November 2018 after working for Geneva Woods for six years. Michelle began her education at the University of Great Falls majoring in Criminal Justice and Accounting, and soon after realized that her passion was in healthcare. She was accepted into the University of Montana Pharmacy School in 2008 and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2012. Michelle enjoys the outdoors and spends most of her free time in the mountains camping, 4-wheeling, hunting, and fishing. She also loves touring around on a Harley with her husband and watching her son compete in freestyle skiing across the country.

  • Damian Boudreau, Marketing and Communications Manager

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    Nik Griffith, Strategy Manager

    Nikolas, a military brat raised by two Butte-natives, joined the PureView team in the summer of 2021. With a bachelor’s degree from Carroll College, Nik dove into Montana’s political scene – answering phones for Governor Brian Schweitzer, co-chairing a reproductive justice non-profit, and becoming a Vice President at Montana’s leading bipartisan lobby firm, Strategies 360. His heart called him back from the capitol to lead PureView’s strategic planning efforts assisting medical, dental, and support teams in setting and achieving goals aimed at improving care and experiences for everyone. Outside of work, Nik is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player, self-trained chef for his Dad’s catering company (Adeline’s), and roommates with Lord Eldon Kane, Duke of Fenvaux, a very down-to-earth yellow lab.

  • Marlo Manicke-Domier

    Marlo Manicke-Domier, Patient Support Services Manager

  • Christy Modrow

    Christy Modrow, RN, Clinical Nursing Manager

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    Kila Shephard, Human Resources Manager

    Kila Shepherd joined the PureView team in November of 2023.  She brings an extensive background in Human Resources having worked in public sector, private sector, non-profits and higher education since the early 1990s.  Her experience includes working in HR for a Fortune 500 company, state and county government, as well as for both Helena College and the University of Providence.  She received her bachelor’s degree from California State University – Long Beach in 1992.  Outside of work, Kila is passionate about her dogs, dalmatians, which she shows competitively, her horse (a Mangalarga Marchador), and her family and friends.  A sports fan, her favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers (football) and the Chicago Blackhawks (hockey).