Medical Providers, Cooperative Health Center
Dr. Heather McRee
Heather McRee, DO, joined the Center in September 2004. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Montana. While there, she volunteered at the Mount Selinda Orphanage and Hospital near Chipinge, Zimbabwe. She earned her medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in family practice in Billings at the Deering Clinic, where she served as chief resident her third year. Dr. McRee is board certified in family medicine and enjoys full privileges at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena.
Dr. Leonard Blinder
Dr. Blinder began working in the summer of 2014 as the medical provider at the Parker Medical Center in Lincoln. The center is a satellite clinic of the Cooperative Health Center. He is a graduate of Chicago Medical School. He also has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and mathematics from Northwestern University and a graduate degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, both in Illinois. He has worked as a researcher at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver and has served in the Navy and Marines.
Cynthia Alarcon, Physician's Assistant
Cynthia Alarcon was hired by the Cooperative Health Center in the summer of 2014. She comes to the CHC 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 PA. She has previously worked as a field biologist, naturalist, whitewater guide, ski patroller, and EMT.
Dawn Gormely, Nurse Practitioner
Dawn Gormely joined the Cooperative Health Clinic in May 1997. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Carroll College, she got her master's at Montana State University in Bozeman. She became a nurse practitioner while working full-time as a registered nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena.
Terri Losey, Case Manager and Social Worker
Terri Losey has a bachelor's degree from Carroll College. She joined the Cooperative Health Center staff in 2003. She has more than 25 years of experience working with and serving people who are experiencing poverty and the issues that are often associated with it. Terri serves as case manager at the CHC and at the HealthCare for the Homeless clinic at the God's Love homeless shelter in Helena.