Helena OB/GYN Staff

Your partner in care

Committed to achieving the highest quality health care for you and your family

Alexis O’Leary, DO

Dr. O'Leary is a Montana native growing up in Butte. Her medical training took her from Washington to Michigan and she is thrilled to now be back in Montana. Dr. O'Leary knew OB/GYN was the right speciality for her from the moment she witnessed her first delivery. She is passionate about women's health from puberty to obstetrics to menopause and beyond. It is her passion to treat the whole person and strives to assist in finding health, not disease. She is thrilled to be back near family and enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking and wakeboarding. She and her husband have two beautiful girls.

Undergraduate Degree: Gonzaga University
Medical School Attended: 
Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital


Jessica Parson, MD

Born in Virginia, Dr. Parson spent her childhood on various Navy bases where her father was stationed. She met her husband while working as a lifeguard on Great Lakes Naval Station. She returned to Virginia after high school, attending Old Dominion University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry in 2011. She received her Medical Doctorate from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2015 and went on to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Vermont Medical Center.

Her interest in women’s health began at age 11, when her mother was diagnosed with placenta previa during her eighth pregnancy. Living in Guam at the time, where high risk obstetric care was unavailable, her mother spent several months of her pregnancy in Okinawa before delivering preterm and returning home with Jecca’s brother. This interest became passion in medical school, where she was exposed to the breadth of women’s health care. While she enjoys practicing comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology, she particularly enjoys vaginal and minimally invasive surgery, adolescent gynecology, and long-term continuity with her patients.

Undergraduate Degree: Old Dominion University
Medical School Attended: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: University of Vermont Medical Center

Drew Malany, MD

Andrew Malany, MD, is an experienced and compassionate board-certified OB/GYN now practicing at Helena OBGYN, PC, in Helena, Montana. Dr. Malany provides comprehensive women’s health care services and has a special interest in urogynecology.

Dr. Malany is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He’s also a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association.

Women in and around Helena count on Dr. Malany for expert OB/GYN services ranging from birth control consultations and prenatal care to menopause management and treatments for urinary incontinence. His commitment to women’s health care helps his patients achieve the best possible health outcomes at every stage of life.

Undergraduate Degree: Carroll College
Medical School Attended: 
University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center


Shayla Daschle, CNM

As a Helena native, I am very excited to be home and be able to provide a truly personalized women's healthcare experience to this area.  I am a mom to five amazing kids, ranging from 7-21 years old and one very cute grand-baby.

I have been in the nursing field for over 17 years and a nurse practitioner specializing in women's health care for over eight of those years.

I've gathered experience in a multitude of settings in Montana, Georgia, South Dakota and Florida.  I completed my aesthetic training in Fort Worth, TX at the National Laser Institute and in Boca Raton, FL with the MAAL institute.

I specialize in birth control - including IUDs and Nexplanons, abdominal and pelvic pain, heavy bleeding issues, STD testing and treatment, annual exams with PAP smears, breast exams, concerns of vaginal discharge and dryness, pain with intercourse, safe sex practices, feminine hygiene practices, as well as family planning and infertility assessments.

I offer traditional medicine, as well as alternative holistic treatments.

I am excited to provide excellent care to all the women in your family from puberty to menopause.  I take pride in taking the time to listen to your concerns and identifying ways to improve your life.  Can’t wait to meet you!

Associates' Degree: University of Montana-Helena
Bachelor's Degree: Montana State University-Northern
Master's Degree: Frontier Nursing University


Carol Kolar, CNM

With almost four decades of experience as a nurse and more than 20 years as a board-certified nurse midwife, Carol Kolar, CNM is a leading women’s health care provider. We are proud to welcome her to the team at Helena OB/GYN, PC. Carol’s vast experience enables her to provide highly customized, patient-focused care to women of all ages.

Carol helps women stay fit and healthy throughout pregnancy and assists them in following their preferred birth plans. In addition to providing outstanding care to pregnant women and new mothers, Carol provides a comprehensive array of women’s health care services, ranging from birth control consultations to menopause management. She’s committed to helping her patients protect their health at every stage of life.

Undergraduate Degree: Carroll College
Nurse Midwifery Training: University of Utah


Kristen Enblom, LCPC

Kristen Enblom, LCPC received her Master’s in Counseling in 2009 from the University of Great Falls. She has worked with individuals of all ages in a variety of situations, including outpatient, schools, and in integrative behavioral health settings. Her interests include utilizing mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and humanistic approaches to therapy to assist others in navigating their life journey. She looks forward to helping women focus on emotional health as part of their overall health and wellbeing at Helena OB/GYN.

Services Include:

  • Post Partum Depression
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief Counseling

Kristen is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor that is available to assist women with the everyday stressors and emotional challenges that come up throughout each chapter of women’s lives. She is now accepting new patients and would love to meet with you. Call 406-465-9990 to schedule an appointment today.

Master’s Degree: University of Great Falls
Doctor Kristen Emblom MS, LCPC - Helena OB/GYN & Associates