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Sep 2016

AWARE hires Tupper as medical director

AWARE Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. John Tupper, M.D., to medical director, starting August 22, 2016.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tupper as AWARE, Inc.’s new medical director,” Larry Noonan, AWARE CEO, said. “Dr. Tupper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role.”

Dr. Tupper is a graduate of Stanford University. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas San Antonio School of Medicine. He attended the University of Virginia, specializing in both psychiatry and childhood psychiatry.

Dr. Tupper has been with AWARE providing outpatient care in Helena and surrounding areas since 2009 as well as 1996-1998. Previously, he  worked as a staff psychiatrist at Shodair Children’s Hospital and held a private practice in Helena.

In his new role as medical director, Dr. Tupper will provide leadership to AWARE’s clinical team as well as oversee AWARE’s statewide mental health service systems. Dr. Tupper will continue to provide outpatient care throughout AWARE communities as needed.

Dr. Tupper looks forward to the challenge of medical director and aims to continue building a strong team of physicians.

“I believe in the services AWARE provides and look forward to playing a key role in developing AWARE’s mental health services,” Dr. Tupper said. “As a growing organization, the impact we have throughout the state is enormous, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”

Dr. Tupper lives in Helena. His oldest daughter attends Montana State University. His family enjoys taking trips together and have all been involved in school and community soccer programs.