Project ECHO Faculty
"Since health care is a "team sport," Project ECHO aims to deliver a multi-disciplinary perspective on patient care issues to clinical teams around the region. Billings Clinic's Project ECHO reflects that approach by including professionals from a variety of disciplines, organizations, and regions."
Dr. Eric Arzubi, Psychiatrist, Billings, MT
Dr. Arzubi is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Billings Clinic and he is Medical Director of Project ECHO Billings Clinic. Dr. Arzubi considers himself an advocate first and a physician second; he believes that all Montanans deserve access to evidence-based psychiatric care.
Dr. Arzubi has Board Certifications in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and in General Psychiatry. He completed all his medical and psychiatric training at the Yale School of Medicine, graduating from medical school in 2008, completing general psychiatry residency in 2011, and completing child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship in 2013. Medicine is his second career and he brings many years of leadership experience to Billings Clinic. In Connecticut, he served as the Co-Director of Public Policy for NAMI and he is currently President of the Big Sky Regional Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Arzubi is associated with these collaborative: Corrections Collaborative, Opioid, and Integrated Behavioral Health.
Tricia Ayers-Weiss is a native of Montana and works for the Montana Department of Corrections as the Clinical Services Division Mental Health Bureau Chief. She is responsible for the oversight of mental health services provided to inmates in the juvenile and adult correctional systems.
Tricia earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Carroll College and Master's degree in Health and Human Development Mental Health Counseling from Montana State University Bozeman. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) and has worked in community, residential and acute clinical settings. Tricia has special interests in prevention and wellness in community and correctional systems, as well as continuity of care in service delivery to inmates while incarcerated and when transitioning back into the community during the re-entry process.
Tricia and other team members of the Clinical Services Division received a Governor's Award in 2016 for their work on ensuring the medical and mental health needs of inmates can be met after incarceration by submitting applications for health care coverage for inmates based on the new Medicaid expansion guidelines. She has been a member of the Billings Clinic Project Echo consultation panel since the inception of the collaborative, which has helped build relationships and understanding between providers in the community and correctional systems resulting in improved care planning and service delivery for the criminal justice population.
Tricia is associated with the Integrated Behavioral Health Collaborative.
Michelle Blair, BA, PharmD, BCPP is a Board Certified Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Psychiatry. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Pre-Law at the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from Roseman University in Henderson, Nevada. She completed a Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) residency in Clinical Pharmacy at Billings Clinic and a PGY2 residency in Psychopharmacology at The University of Texas at Austin. She joined Billings Clinic in August 2014 and works with adults, children and adolescents on the inpatient psychiatric units. She has been part of Project ECHO Billings Clinic since its inception, working collaboratively with the providers to develop evidence-based, patient specific medication therapy regimens for patients with mental illness and chemical dependency.
Michelle is associated with these collaboratives: Corrections Collaborative, Opioid, and Integrated Behavioral Health.
Ilona Csapo, MD received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed her psychiatry residency training at the University of New Mexico. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and certified in addiction through the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She splits her time between a private practice in Asheville, where she treats adult mental health as well as addiction, primarily with medication assisted treatment, and a federally qualified health center, where she works with the uninsured and Medicaid/Medicare population.
Dr. Csapo is associated with the Corrections Collaborative.
Malcolm Horn, LCSW started her career working with the elderly and adults with disabilities. She has over 10 years of progressive clinical experience working with the complex diagnoses that often accompany addictions and co-occurring disorders. She started working specifically with addictions in 2006 when she moved to Billings and started working at Rimrock.
She coordinates the continuing education for licensed staff, ensuring they have opportunities to appropriate continuing education units to improve their skills and ability to meet the needs of clients. She also supervises and coordinates the internship program and ensures all learning objectives are met. She also provides educational lectures and workshops to patients and community members and also conducts adjunctive group, family, and individual therapy.
Malcolm received her Master’s in Social Work from Walla Walla College. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is licensed by the state of Montana as an Addiction Counselor. She also has accreditation from the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors) as a Masters level Addiction Counselor. She is a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) certified by the DOT through NAADAC as well as the only nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP) in Montana. She is the President of the Montana Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors and also teaches two courses at Montana-State University-Billings. She recently decided she needed a hobby and is working on her Ph.D.
Malcom is associated with the Corrections Collaborative.
Dr. Julie Kelso is a board certified adult psychiatrist practicing at Billings Clinic since 2007. She attended medical school at the University of Nebraska and residency at the University of Colorado. She completed a Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Columbia University in New York City and worked in community mental health in Manhattan before moving back to Montana. She is interested in Integrated Behavioral Health and collaborating with primary care to deliver evidence-based mental health treatment to all patients.
Dr. Kelso is associated with the Integrated Behavioral Health Collaborative.
Dr. Emily McMillan is a board certified adult psychiatrist practicing at Billings Clinic since 2016. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, studying dance and anthropology. She received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, in 2012. She completed her residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of Utah in 2016. She recently returned home to Billings and has a strong desire to help improve access to mental health services for all Montanans. She is interested in contributing to efforts to integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting, and enjoys working with individuals with severe mental illness.
Dr. McMillan is associated with the Corrections Collaborative.
Holly Schleicher, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctoral training from the University of Montana and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Schleicher provides psychotherapy in a private practice setting and integrated behavioral health consultation as a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana. She has worked at a major medical hospital, an interdisciplinary chronic pain clinic, and in primary care. Professional interests include integrated care, medical consultation, pain management, mindfulness, depression, anxiety, and adjustment to illness and injury. Her approach to treatment includes evidence-based care aimed at helping patients create positive coping strategies and improve quality of life.
Dr. Schleicher is associated with the Integrated Behavioral Health Collaborative.